Redemption

Redemption

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Confronted by the first murder suspect of his early career while visiting his hometown, FBI detective Amos Decker reexamines startling connections to another crime that make him question if he arrested the wrong man years earlier.
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781538761410
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Branch Call Number: FIC Baldacci D
Characteristics: 420 pages ; 24 cm

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Good, solid crime fiction with interesting back story. Some of the dialogue is over-written and assumes the reader has both a very short memory and is not able to pick up subtleties of character and plot development.

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Bookworm1136
Jul 14, 2020

4 1/2 star read. This is the 5th book in Baldacci's excellent Amos Decker "Memory Man" series and it was a very good read. Decker is back in his old home town on the anniversary of his daughter's murder and expects to have a short visit, but a man from his past accosts him and tells him he was innocent and that Decker's investigation was flawed and he wants to clear his name. And then the man is murdered. So of course, Decker is determined to go back over the case, his first as a detective, and find out if there were things missed and if the man just might be innocent after all. As he starts investigating, it soon becomes apparent that there are people who want him to stop, at any cost. This was a very interesting and compelling read and I enjoyed every page. Another great read from Baldacci.

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LuvReadingStuff
May 06, 2020

This was an enjoyable read.

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swathikilingaru
Apr 21, 2020

I felt like watching a movie :) it was full of suspense. enjoyed reading the book.

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harrybosch
Feb 09, 2020

Good but not great from Baldacci. It is very slow until late on, and too many characters, murders, and red herrings. I had to read this book in stops and starts with a week or so in between, and it was hard to pick up on every character, and where they all fit. It did pick up towards the end as the pieces started to fall together. The conclusion was unexpected. I prefer the John Puller series.

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gloryb
Feb 09, 2020

This novel starts off as a 2 star, but towards the end, as more is revealed, it climbed in my estimation to 3.5 stars. Decker becomes involved in a solving a cold murder case in his old hometown in which he was the lead detective - a newbie just starting out in his career. Decker faces the possibility that he helped convict the wrong man and, now, many years later, tries to clear that wrongly convicted man. There are several twists in the plot which made it relatively interesting, but Baldacci does put in a lot of fillers - quips, conversations, and information about Decker's background - that I just skim over - especially the descriptions of his past football career. This author, like Michael Connelly, has aging main characters in this novel.

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debbietaylor289
Jan 05, 2020

convicted wrong man

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vega6e
Nov 17, 2019

A good read with lots of twists and turns.

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2greyts
Oct 04, 2019

Oh, the angst. Too many people murdered, that is, until the denouement. Then, of course, it all makes sense. Bloc inhabitants have no reverence for life. Still and nevertheless, way too much going on. Decker is changing, fashioning a new persona and potential future for himself.

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whipper
Sep 20, 2019

Best Amos Decker book yet. Very interesting and a page turner

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