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"Decker is one of the most unusual detectives any novelist has dreamed up." (Washington Post)

Amos Decker is the Memory Man. Following a football-related head injury that altered his personality, Decker is now unable to forget even the smallest detail - as much a curse as it is a blessing. And in number one New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci's gripping new thriller, Decker's life might be about to change again....

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes - obscure Bible verses, odd symbols - have the police stumped.

Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

Then the next killing hits sickeningly close to home. And with the lives of people he cares about suddenly hanging in the balance, Decker begins to realize that the recent string of deaths may be only one small piece of a much larger scheme - with consequences that will reach far beyond Baronville.

Decker, with his singular talents, may be the only one who can crack this bizarre case. Only this time - when one mistake could cost him everything - Decker finds that his previously infallible memory may not be so trustworthy after all...

©2018 David Baldacci (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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Baldacci Hell - Again; Gave Up 6 hrs in...

Below was earlier update. I gave up on the drivel. The question or scandal here is how many author and/or publisher friends skewed the star rating system.

Chapter 10 of 12 and ARGHHH! Where is the writer of the Camel Club and his early works? This is dribble. It should be labelled cozy.

Recap upon recap upon recap FOR CHAPTERS!Female partner is empty headed 'talking head' and if you are looking for brilliant twisty plot, DO NOT waste your credit.

Worse yet? I knew this and still wasted it. My review here was a repeat of the last one. I said I wouldn't buy another. I should have followed my own advice.

Protagonist reports his lack of social interaction but NEVER shows it. As to caring for any of these one dimensional characters? Yeah. Zippo.
Bodies everywhere. Bodies do not ramp up tension. Story, plot. and 3D characters do. You won't find them in this thing.

Who paid who for all these 4 and 5 star reviews? Family members? Publisher employees?

Chapter 10 and the 3rd fire. Why? because this. ghost author has ZERO imagination.

Time to find new talent . This is on a Harlequin romance level without the romance.

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Great Read

This is a great read as are all of David Baldacci's books. Love the Amos Decker series.

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  • PJ
  • 07-10-18

Excellent!

This was an excellent book that kept my attention the whole way through. The hours flew past! Great performances with interesting plots and characters. It’s a must read!

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THE FALLEN DIDN'T RISE VERY HIGH

Where was Decker's all-consuming memory in The Fallen? The multiple murders couldn't rescue this work from tedium. Baldacci has no fan more faithful than I, but the book's pace slowed the story. The murderous townspeople all seemed alike in character-development. I commend Baldacci for focusing on the opioid crisis in a small town, but The Fallen did not reach the level of my favorite Baldacci novel, The Forgotten, which deals with a horrific subject, but has vibrant, colorful characters. I do like the tenderness between Decker and the girl.

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  • DSM
  • San Antonio
  • 05-01-18

Never Disappointed

First for Audiobook by David Baldacci, enjoyed the characters more real. Very good story and loved how it all came together.

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mehh

Definitely not Balduccis norm.Found it to be very average and not what I was expecting; A cookie cutter! Too short as well......