The Forgotten - David Baldacci

The Forgotten

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2012-11-20
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 3,050 Ratings


When Army Special Agent John Puller finds his aunt dead in Florida, he suspects it's no accident . . . and as local police dismiss the case, the cracks begin to show in a picture-perfect town.

Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case--but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

A picture-perfect town on Florida's Gulf Coast, Paradise thrives on the wealthy tourists and retirees drawn to its gorgeous weather and beaches. The local police have ruled his aunt's death an unfortunate, tragic accident. But just before she died, she mailed a letter to Puller's father, telling him that beneath its beautiful veneer, Paradise is not all it seems to be.

What Puller finds convinces him that his aunt's death was no accident...and that the palm trees and sandy beaches of Paradise may hide a conspiracy so shocking that some will go to unthinkable lengths to make sure the truth is never revealed.


  • David Balducci is a great writer

    By Seiker0808
    and I’ve enjoyed many of his books. But this one was full of clichés and definitely not up to his best standards. I’d try another DB before this one. The plot is ok though slow moving. If the book length were halved it would be better.
  • Great book, page turner …

    By mkfcg
    for me anyway! I tend not to be as critical and just enjoy reading for the relaxation and excitement which Baldacci provides!
  • The Forgotten

    By Joanabake
    This was a good one for Baldacci. I like the protagonist John Puller and will read the other ones in the series. Subject concerns slave trafficking into the US via the south coast of panhandle Florida
  • Never Forget

    By Nancie820
    The Forgotten. Great book and love John Puller
  • Excellent

    By Mowshe
    Page turner
  • Top Tier Thriller

    By The Pilot's Daughter
    Not the first of his books I’ve read (I’ve lost count) but probably the one that has kept me glued to page after page, not wanting to stop reading. Great characters as always, interesting and complex, but genuine and relatable. The story line SHOULD sicken every reader, and will hopefully impact awareness and action against human trafficking that is still present, profitable and evil. It’s a story that needs to be told; perhaps knowledge will prove to be a powerful incentive towards change. Thank you for sharing it through the actions of your usual strong characters and exciting storytelling skills. As always I remain a major enduring fan!
  • The Forgotten. David Baldacci

    By Wet again
    Paradise Florida. Not really as nice as the name implies. Army Special Agent Puller is there to visit his Aunt who raised him for a long time as a child. Unfortunately when he arrives to visit her she is dead. As the clues begin to mount he knows she was murdered. A crooked cop is the culprit. Non stop action, suspense and intrigue. Another excellent read in this series!! My highest recommendation!! Enjoyed immensely!!
  • Another winner

    By GL lady
    A thriller with heart from the first sentence to the last
  • Excellent!

    By nutsp2190
    Perfect mystery with all the attendant characters and surprises; plus, good military language as well as battle execution! Highly recommend.
  • The Forgotten

    By GXC919
    Greta read!