Redemption

Redemption Detective Amos Decker discovers that a mistake he made as a rookie detective may have led to deadly consequences in the latest Memory Man thriller in David Baldacci s New York Times bestselling seri

  • Title: Redemption
  • Author: David Baldacci
  • ISBN: Redemption
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  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Detective Amos Decker discovers that a mistake he made as a rookie detective may have led to deadly consequences in the latest Memory Man thriller in David Baldacci s 1 New York Times bestselling series.Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he s approached by an unfamiliar man But he instantly recognizes the man Detective Amos Decker discovers that a mistake he made as a rookie detective may have led to deadly consequences in the latest Memory Man thriller in David Baldacci s 1 New York Times bestselling series.Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he s approached by an unfamiliar man But he instantly recognizes the man s name Meryl Hawkins He s the first person Decker ever arrested for murder back when he was a young detective Though a dozen years in prison have left Hawkins unrecognizably aged and terminally ill, one thing hasn t changed He maintains he never committed the murders Could it be possible that Decker made a mistake all those years ago As he starts digging into the old case, Decker finds a startling connection to a new crime that he may be able to prevent, if only he can put the pieces together quickly enough Get A Copy Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 432 pages Published April 16th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing More Details Original Title Redemption ISBN 1538761416 ISBN13 9781538761410 Edition Language English Series Amos Decker 5 Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Redemption, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Will this be the last book in the Amos Decker series like 3 months ago See all 2 answers Lois I personally think not he left the groundwork for return to his hometown and interaction with his former partner and there was a loose end, so I am I personally think not he left the groundwork for return to his hometown and interaction with his former partner and there was a loose end, so I am guessing there may be a sequel less flag What is the best reading order for the series , i allready read the last mile Also should i read the other books first before reading this 1 likelike 7 months ago Add your answer Linda You should definitely read them in order The storylines move through each book The progression of Amos Decker s character would not work if you read You should definitely read them in order The storylines move through each book The progression of Amos Decker s character would not work if you read them out of order.Here they are in order 1 Memory Man 2 The Last Mile 3 The Fix 4 The Fallen 5 Redemption less flag See all 5 questions about Redemption Lists with This Book Best Mystery Thriller 2019 214 books 177 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.20 Rating details 15,365 ratings 1,346 reviews All LanguagesEnglish 1312 Nederlands 6 Svenska 1 More filters Sort order Apr 07, 2019 Paromjit rated it it was amazing Shelves crime fiction, thriller, netgalley, mystery David Baldacci s 5th in the Amos Decker series is a brilliant and compulsive thriller with Decker back home in Burlington, Ohio, where his wife, Cassie, daughter, Molly and brother in law, Johnny, died He is there to commemorate what would have been Molly s 14th birthday This tragedy has driven Decker s fierce and implacable obsession to fight for justice After earlier brain injuries, he has been gifted and cursed by hyperthesmia, which means he can forget nothing and synesthesia At Molly s David Baldacci s 5th in the Amos Decker series is a brilliant and compulsive thriller with Decker back home in Burlington, Ohio, where his wife, Cassie, daughter, Molly and brother in law, Johnny, died He is there to commemorate what would have been Molly s 14th birthday This tragedy has driven Decker s fierce and implacable obsession to fight for justice After earlier brain injuries, he has been gifted and cursed by hyperthesmia, which means he can forget nothing and synesthesia At Molly s grave, a man meets him that he doesn t recognise but he knows his name, Meryl Hawkins, now released from prison and dying of cancer Decker had led the investigation that convicted Hawkins of the murder of Don Richards and his 2 children and David Katz, who had dropped in to see Don It was Decker s first murder investigation and the evidence against Hawkins appeared ironclad, but Hawkins proclaims his innocence, asking him to look again at the murders Decker s original cop partner and friend, Mary Lancaster also has doubts about the original conviction Decker cannot bear living with the possibility that he helped to destroy the life of an innocent man, as he commits to reworking this cold case Indications that he is on the right path begin with the stone cold murder of Hawkins Attempts are made on Decker s life, and in a blood drenched case, every lead he has ends up dying as the bodies start piling up As Mary is forced to recuse herself when her husband, Earl, turns out to be the alibi of a possible suspect, Blake Natty is appointed to lead the case from the police end, and he and his superior, Pete Childress, are determined that Decker takes no further part in the case and leaves Ohio Decker is having none of this, relentless in his pursuit of the truth He is joined and assisted by a familiar face and friend, Melvin Mars, a man who spent 20 years in prison and on death row in Texas, until Decker proved his innocence Decker finds that old sins cast long shadows as he seeks redemption for his past errors as an inexperienced murder detective.This is a fast paced, complex and compulsive thriller, well constructed, and packed with suspense and tension Baldacci is an expert at drawing in the reader and keeping them hooked right up to the tense last pages of the novel His protagonist, Decker, is an interesting and unusual character, trapped in past traumas with memories that will never fade away, he is slowly and surely being destroyed unless he can learn to shift direction and create stronger personal ties with his friends that roots him in the present rather than the past This is a highly intense, thrilling and entertaining read with a diverse cast of characters, showcasing Baldacci s considerable skills in writing nail biting thrillers Highly recommended Many thanks to Pan Macmillan for an ARC flag 138 likesLike see review View all 22 comments May 12, 2019 Matt rated it really liked it Shelves audiobook In another thrilling novel, David Baldacci places Amos Decker in the middle of a case that will require all his attention While visiting his daughter s grave, Amos Decker is approached by a man he put away for murder over a decade ago Released for compassionate reasons, the man professes that his conviction was wrong and that Decker needs to reevaluate the work he did when serving with the local police department Now, armed with a task and reunited with his former partner, Decker is trying to In another thrilling novel, David Baldacci places Amos Decker in the middle of a case that will require all his attention While visiting his daughter s grave, Amos Decker is approached by a man he put away for murder over a decade ago Released for compassionate reasons, the man professes that his conviction was wrong and that Decker needs to reevaluate the work he did when serving with the local police department Now, armed with a task and reunited with his former partner, Decker is trying to piece together the narrative from the murder When the original accused is murdered himself, Decker can only surmise that someone is trying to silence an attempt to find justice The further he digs, the Decker uncovers, though some of it is surely as painful for him as it is for the families of the victims and the accused When others die, Decker refuses to let that deter him and forges ahead at full speed The town of Burlington, Ohio may have changed after all these years, but there are still secrets that linger, including one that could destroy its bucolic nature Can Decker save all that he holds dear without allowing his past to fade into oblivion Another wonderful novel by Baldacci, who has been keeping the Decker series fresh and insightful for fans Recommended for those who love a good mystery and have followed the series from its inception.I have long been a fan of David Baldacci and his work, having seen him through many series over a number of years I became curious about Amos Decker from the start, as the premise caught my attention from the outset With a well established backstory, Amos Decker would appear to have little to offer the reader, though his past is always coming back to work its magic and old cases receive new life As the story begins with Decker returning to Burlington, the reader is taken back and discovers some of the pain the series protagonist has been holding onto over the past number of years Others add depth and intrigue to the story and propel Decker forward to make key choices that not only move the mystery in a key direction, but also help to give the characters entertaining Moving into the fifth novel in this series, there is little lag as Baldacci continues to offer fresh and interesting directions for his protagonist With a mix of short chapters and those with depth to build suspense, Baldacci pulls the reader in from the outset and shows why he is at the top of his game I cannot wait to see what else he has in store for his fans and what sort of directions things will go in the foreseeable future.Kudos, Mr Baldacci, for never letting up and keeping this series full of twists for those who like to be surprised Like hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge flag 66 likesLike see review View all 19 comments Apr 14, 2019 Phrynne rated it it was amazing Shelves 5000 2019, 300up to date I love Amos Decker so the moment I saw this book on the bookshop shelves I bought it, came home, and settled down in my favourite chair for a really good read And it was good, very good in fact.Amos is struggling badly Had she lived he would have been celebrating his daughter s birthday and he is blind sided with grief for his dead wife and child He is also experiencing very strange symptoms from his brain condition, and he feels the need to be away from his friends and suffer on his own Luc I love Amos Decker so the moment I saw this book on the bookshop shelves I bought it, came home, and settled down in my favourite chair for a really good read And it was good, very good in fact.Amos is struggling badly Had she lived he would have been celebrating his daughter s birthday and he is blind sided with grief for his dead wife and child He is also experiencing very strange symptoms from his brain condition, and he feels the need to be away from his friends and suffer on his own Luckily those friends do not take no for an answer and he soon finds himself being supported in his personal life while working hard to solve a particularly complicated case.There are an awful lot of dead bodies in this book, many visits to the morgue and a huge amount of very detailed and very smart police work Some of the goodies turn out to be baddies and hardly anyone is who they seem to be I suppose someone very smart could guess who killed who and why but I had to be patient and wait until Decker explained it all I enjoyed it enormously and hope that the author is planning a book 6 flag 60 likesLike see review View 2 comments May 01, 2019 Tim rated it it was ok Perhaps Mr Decker s character is played out Perhaps Mr Baldacci has run out of interesting writing ideas as this story is a near snoozer 3 of 10 star zzz flag 57 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Apr 19, 2019 Nilufer Ozmekik rated it really liked it This fast paced, smart, well developed, gripping crime thriller which brings back one of my favorite book characters, Amos Decker a.k.a Memory Man.Remembering everything is a great gift for solving murders, handling loose ends by bringing back the images you stocked like unlocking your personal cloud which full of memories But also can be curse to remember your loved ones taking away from you It was like living a nightmare over and over again This time Decker goes back to his hometown This fast paced, smart, well developed, gripping crime thriller which brings back one of my favorite book characters, Amos Decker a.k.a Memory Man.Remembering everything is a great gift for solving murders, handling loose ends by bringing back the images you stocked like unlocking your personal cloud which full of memories But also can be curse to remember your loved ones taking away from you It was like living a nightmare over and over again This time Decker goes back to his hometown to honor the memories of his wife and daughter by visiting their graves At his redemption place he sees a ghost from his past A man he has convicted 13 years ago, who has a terminal disease ,claiming his innocence By helping this ex convict, Amos Decker tries to atone his sins and face his inner demons On previous books, Decker was acting like a robot, building walls around him to minimize human connection and only Jamison and his new friend, ex convict Mars were able to open small cracks on his walls, fighting against his social barriers.On this book, by slowly making peace with his past, Decker starts to communicate with the people, even he starts accepting human touch He still remembers the past tragedies, suffers from panic attacks and obsessed with his family house but he takes a big step on his life At the end, our character does not only bring justice to the wrongly convicted man, he also moves farther a little bit and learns to embrace his past to have a real future I loved twisted crime story and smartly developed plot but mostly I enjoyed to see the development of the character flag 51 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Jul 28, 2019 Barbara rated it liked it In this 5th book in the Amos Decker series, the detective re investigates a multiple murder that occurred 13 years ago The book can be read as a standalone Former Burlington, Ohio homicide detective Amos Decker is now a consultant for the FBI His partner is Agent Alex Jamison, whom he first met when she was a journalist, and who s now his platonic roommate Decker is assisted in his investigative work by a condition called hyperthymesia, which was caused by a massive head injury when In this 5th book in the Amos Decker series, the detective re investigates a multiple murder that occurred 13 years ago The book can be read as a standalone Former Burlington, Ohio homicide detective Amos Decker is now a consultant for the FBI His partner is Agent Alex Jamison, whom he first met when she was a journalist, and who s now his platonic roommate Decker is assisted in his investigative work by a condition called hyperthymesia, which was caused by a massive head injury when he was a young football player The hyperthymesia gives Decker the ability to recall in vivid detail everything he s ever seen, read, or experienced Decker s family was brutally killed four years ago, and he returns to Ohio every year to visit their graves Decker and Jamison are standing in the Burlington cemetery when they re approached by a sick, shuffling man who identifies himself as Meryl Hawkins Decker remembers Hawkins, a perp he helped put away 13 years ago for killing businessman Don Richards, Richards two young children, and a banker named David Katz, who happened to be in Richards house Hawkins says he s been released from prison because he s terminally ill He goes on to assert that he was wrongly convicted that he has new information about the Richards and Katz murders and that he wants Decker to investigate Decker agrees to meet Hawkins later on, but the convict himself is killed before that can happen When he thinks back, Decker recalls that the Richards Katz murder case was open and shut Hawkins fingerprint was found in the Richards house the murder gun was found in Hawkins closet and Hawkins DNA was found under the fingernails of one of the dead children Because Hawkins was clearly the killer Decker didn t carefully consider other evidence, like autopsy results When Hawkins is murdered Decker becomes concerned that as a newly minted homicide cop he might have put away an innocent man Thus Decker decides to re investigate the four old murders as well as Hawkins recent death.Decker s partner Alex Jamison has to leave for other FBI business, but Decker remains in Ohio to look into the killings As a result Decker gets STRONG pushback from jealous and abrasive Burlington detectives, and is even put in jail for a few hours.Decker carries on regardless He manages to get a copy of the murder file he visits the original Richards Katz murder scene he re interviews family members he speaks to witnesses he looks for new evidence and so on All this frightens someone, because murders occur and Decker himself is almost shot As a result, Decker s friend Melvin Mars who was on death row before Decker intervened comes to Ohio to protect Decker and assist with the inquiries Little by little Decker unveils an intricate, diabolical scheme that led to the murders over a decade ago as well as the current killings.Decker, who s always been rather unemotional due to his head injury, has a lot of personal challenges in this book His good friend has marriage problems and early onset Alzheimer s he s angry at himself for a shoddy original investigation and he s in danger of losing his job because he disregarded FBI orders This humanizes the detective and makes him a little relatable.I enjoyed the book but it s not the best entry in the Amos Decker series IMO For one thing, the first part of the book consists of Decker and his associates discussing the original crimes again and again, which gets repetitive and tedious For another thing, I have a problem with the elaborate criminal scheme Decker uncovers, which requires too much suspension of disbelief for me Still, this is a good series with interesting characters Recommended to mystery fans You can follow my reviews at flag 34 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Apr 25, 2019 Andrew Smith rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley Amos Decker, a cop who also done some work with the FBI, is visiting his home town of Burlington, Ohio on his daughter s birthday Well, accurately it s his late daughter as she and her mother, Decker s beloved wife, were brutally murdered some while ago As he sits by the grave he s visited by a man he thought he d never see again Meryl Hawkins was the subject of Decker s first murder investigation as a police officer and he was subsequently sent down for life, for the murder of four peop Amos Decker, a cop who also done some work with the FBI, is visiting his home town of Burlington, Ohio on his daughter s birthday Well, accurately it s his late daughter as she and her mother, Decker s beloved wife, were brutally murdered some while ago As he sits by the grave he s visited by a man he thought he d never see again Meryl Hawkins was the subject of Decker s first murder investigation as a police officer and he was subsequently sent down for life, for the murder of four people But it seems that Hawkins has been released early suffering from terminal cancer In a brief conversation with Decker he claims his innocence, stating that the cops got it wrong big time Amos is not someone to leave loose end so he seeks out his ex partner with a view to walking through the Hawkins case again He doesn t think they got it wrong as the evidence seemed irrevocable, but he wants to set his mind to rest But events soon mean that he s drawn into reviewing the case from top to bottom could it be that somehow they missed something or were misled This is the fifth book in the series and it s clear that a late joiner I ve not yet read the earlier books I ve missed out on quite a bit of relevant history And although this book can certainly be read as a standalone it s worth noting that there are quite a few references to acts and people previously featured in the series I was definitely left with the impression that I d have been better off reading these books in order That said, other than the tragedy impacting his family the only other key piece of information to know about our front man is that he suffers from a condition called hyperthymesia, which means that all his memories are permanently stored in his brain The condition, brought on by a severe blow to his head, is both a blessing and a curse his powers of recall are faultless, so that once he s seen something he can pull up the memory and pick out as much detail as he wishes, but the downside is that he s also permanently haunted by visions of the bad events in his life I liked both Decker and his ex partner, they re presented as believable and interesting characters trying to do the right thing whilst also attempting to address significant challenges in their own lives The the most part this book worked really well, with the re investigation being broken down into reasonable steps and relevant challenges being made to actions previously taken However, I do have a couple of bones to pick with it Firstly, I had some issues with a few of the minor characters there s the slightly less able cop that had seen his career pushed aside by the gifted Decker and the boss cop who clearly, for reasons unspecified here, had the severe hump with our hero neither convinced me The same went for a couple of the other characters Secondly, there s the big ending in which all becomes clear, a scene that to me simply felt overplayed and totally implausible That said, it s a fun read and as I ve already got episode four ready to roll as an audiobook I ll certainly give this series another try it s a decent concept and in Decker I think Baldacci has created a fictional character with some depth.My thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review flag 24 likesLike see review View all 4 comments May 04, 2019 Monnie rated it it was amazing The author is one of my all time favorites meaning anything he writes, I want to read And from the start four books ago, his Memory Man series was a big hit with me This one, the fifth, adds another five star entry Detective Amos Decker is a very intriguing character as a result of a football injury, he developed hyperthymesia, which causes him to remember every detail of every single day whether he wants to or not as well as synesthia abilities associating colors with people and obj The author is one of my all time favorites meaning anything he writes, I want to read And from the start four books ago, his Memory Man series was a big hit with me This one, the fifth, adds another five star entry Detective Amos Decker is a very intriguing character as a result of a football injury, he developed hyperthymesia, which causes him to remember every detail of every single day whether he wants to or not as well as synesthia abilities associating colors with people and objects But I have to admit my initial attraction was at a far human level He played football at THE Ohio State University go bucks , and the aforementioned football injury that ended his sports career happened on the first play as a member of the Cleveland Browns yep, my favorite NFL team needless to say, I live in Ohio.Earlier in the series, Decker s wife and daughter were murdered imagine being forced to remember every detail of that for the rest of your life , and in this book, he s returned to Burlington, Ohio, to visit the cemetery as he always does on his daughter Molly s birthday An aging, tattered and battered man interrupts Decker, who realizes it s Meryl Hawkins, his first arrest for murder back when he was a newbie on the force Released from prison because of a terminal illness, Hawkins knew of Decker s annual cemetery visits, thanks to information from Decker s former partner, Mary Lancaster When he gets Decker s reluctant attention, Hawkins insists he was not guilty as charged and pleads with Decker to prove his innocence.That s not a project Decker wants to undertake, given that it could mean he was instrumental in putting an innocent man behind bars Besides that, Decker s boss back at the FBI isn t happy that he s thinking of going rogue yet again and he orders Decker s current partner, Alex Jamison, who s with him in Burlington, back to the office as an aside, another personal coinkidink My mother s maiden name was Jamison.But when evidence turns up that Hawkins might have been wrongly convicted, Decker and his memories can t walk away even if it jeopardizes his FBI work Complicating matters further is that a personal connection means Lancaster, who was willing to help out, is forced to recuse herself from the investigation leaving Decker pretty much on his own On the plus side, Jamison contacts Decker s old friend Melvin Mars, who insists on helping despite Decker s protests The two make a great combination, and that makes for a great story that s both complex and exciting For the record, this book stands well on its own, but I have no doubt I enjoyed it because I d read its predecessors which I recommend that others new to the series should do as well, not only for that reason, but simply because they re all so enjoyable As for me, I say keep em coming flag 23 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jul 31, 2019 TANYA rated it it was amazing Shelves own it, best of 2019, highly recommend, series Can you ever go wrong when reading a David Baldacci book Nope, not in this case Once again he has written a FANTASTIC story By far one of my favorite series of all time Very entertaining and you don t even have to start at the beginning because you get a quick synopsis of the characters backstory I m smitten with Amos Decker, lol flag 23 likesLike see review Apr 27, 2019 Andrea rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves crime thriller This is a sad day, and it pains me to do this, but this did not feel like Baldacci s other books I am a bit disappointed, to be honest flag 17 likesLike see review Jul 04, 2019 Jim rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery suspense thriller, books read 2019 old sins cast long shadows Following the events of The Fallen Amos Decker, The Memory Man , makes a side trip to his hometown of Burlington, Ohio with his partner Alex Jamison He is there to visit the graves of his wife Cassie and daughter Molly It is Molly s birthday and Amos is suffering Torn between the past and the present It is there, in his grief, that he is visited by a ghost.His name is Meryl Hawkins and he is a convicted murderer In fact he is the first murderer that Decker helpe old sins cast long shadows Following the events of The Fallen Amos Decker, The Memory Man , makes a side trip to his hometown of Burlington, Ohio with his partner Alex Jamison He is there to visit the graves of his wife Cassie and daughter Molly It is Molly s birthday and Amos is suffering Torn between the past and the present It is there, in his grief, that he is visited by a ghost.His name is Meryl Hawkins and he is a convicted murderer In fact he is the first murderer that Decker helped put behind bars Now Hawkins is free Released because he has terminal cancer Prison and cancer have left him unrecognizable but what hasn t changed is his claim of innocence And he wants Decker to prove it It is unthinkable There was DNA Fingerprints The evidence rock solid But when Decker goes to visit Hawkins later at his motel he is dead Shot in the head Who would murder a dying man Why Could Hawkins have been telling the truth Did Decker get it wrong all those years ago These are the questions that set Amos off on his latest quest A quest that could come at great personal cost But he is determined to find the truth.As he begins his investigation it becomes clear that there were mistakes made and that someone doesn t want Decker reopening the old case And there may be other things going on in Burlington Decker s hyperthesmia and synesthesia have been a blessing and a curse Things have been changing in his brain and he is unsure of what is happening His hyperthesmia leaves him feeling trapped in memories that will never fade The night he found Cassie and Molly is always fresh in his memory In the course of the series he has made new friends but along the way he has to adjust and adapt In this story he seeks redemption for his past errors flag 17 likesLike see review View all 3 comments May 01, 2019 Bicky rated it it was amazing David Baldacci has written many mediocre books but the Amos Decker series has been consistently outstanding This is a series which meets the requirements of the readers of both thrillers and police procedurals.This novel, the fifth in the series, is excellent It opens with Decker visiting what was his hometown to be by his daughter s graveside, where he is confronted by Meryl Hawkins with the accusation that Decker was responsible for his unjust conviction for murder of four people two adults David Baldacci has written many mediocre books but the Amos Decker series has been consistently outstanding This is a series which meets the requirements of the readers of both thrillers and police procedurals.This novel, the fifth in the series, is excellent It opens with Decker visiting what was his hometown to be by his daughter s graveside, where he is confronted by Meryl Hawkins with the accusation that Decker was responsible for his unjust conviction for murder of four people two adults and two children When Hawkins is murdered the same night, Decker starts to re investigate his own investigation Step by step, Baldacci brilliantly and logically shows how Decker comes to see that he and his partner were led by their nose to a wrong conclusion and missed subtle clues to Hawkins innocence.Decker is a unique character in the world of thrillers and police procedurals As a result of an injury sustained on the football field, he has a perfect memory which enables him to pick up on the smallest detail And he was a product of the Midwest He never got too high and never got too low He looked at the world realistically He was a jeans and beer kind of guy He could never fit inside a Ferrari, not that he would ever want to He always tried to do the right thing He helped others when they needed it.And he tracked down killers nonstop.And that was pretty much the sum total of Amos Decker Once started on his re investigation, it is very difficult to prevent Decker from finding the truth this time This results in a fast pace and a very satisfying read.Though this book can be read as a stand alone, it is enjoyable if one has read the other books in the series as one can see how Decker is being helped to come out of the lonely space in which he was confined in The Memory Man, the first book in the series flag 15 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Apr 18, 2019 Lou rated it it was amazing review of another edition Amos Decker is back with a bang in the fifth instalment of the series in which Mr Baldacci shows his page turning prowess with this deliciously addictive delicacy It s a complex, beautifully constructed suspense fest and the tension is palpable throughout Everything just works so superbly and because of that I fell hook, line and sinker very early on Baldacci has that uncanny knack of knowing exactly what his readers want and provides it to them in spades.Decker is a fascinating creation but Amos Decker is back with a bang in the fifth instalment of the series in which Mr Baldacci shows his page turning prowess with this deliciously addictive delicacy It s a complex, beautifully constructed suspense fest and the tension is palpable throughout Everything just works so superbly and because of that I fell hook, line and sinker very early on Baldacci has that uncanny knack of knowing exactly what his readers want and provides it to them in spades.Decker is a fascinating creation but with all the usual, somewhat predictable baggage The past regularly comes back to haunt him occupying and taking over his mind and taking him out of the present meaning he is less investigatively intuitive I admire him as he is astute and compassionate and hope he evolves as a person to get back on top of his mental health in future books Redemption is gripping entertainment with a twisted narrative, plenty of action, a diverse cast and perfect pacing.Once again Baldacci has consistently shown himself to be at the top of his game, so anyone out there who enjoys masterfully crafted thrillers owes it to themselves to grab a copy.Many thanks to Macmillan for an ARC flag 14 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 17, 2019 James Fitzgerald rated it it was ok I GIVE IT MAYBE 2.5 STARS I know I am going against the 4 5 star ratings that the other people who have written their reviews and comments The first 1 2 of the book was a little slow The second half was boring and the ending was ridiculous Book is not worth the time or money very disappointed I DON T RECOMMEND THIS BOOK flag 13 likesLike see review View 2 comments Apr 25, 2019 Deb rated it really liked it 4.5 It seemed a little slow in the beginning but picked up nicely flag 13 likesLike see review Mar 20, 2019 The Real Book Spy rated it really liked it Amos Decker, the Memory Man, is back in another twisting thriller from 1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci Long Road to Mercy, 2018, etc By now, readers know his story Years back, the Hulk sized Amos Decker suffered a bone crushing helmet to helmet hit during his first play in the NFL, rendering him unable to forget anything, ever Not only is every memory seared permanently into his brain a medical condition known as hyperthymesia for good, but the way Decker s brain sees a Amos Decker, the Memory Man, is back in another twisting thriller from 1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci Long Road to Mercy, 2018, etc By now, readers know his story Years back, the Hulk sized Amos Decker suffered a bone crushing helmet to helmet hit during his first play in the NFL, rendering him unable to forget anything, ever Not only is every memory seared permanently into his brain a medical condition known as hyperthymesia for good, but the way Decker s brain sees and processes colors has also been altered synesthesia Abandoning the playing field for police work, Decker s condition is both a gift and a curse While he s able to remember endless important details pertaining to various investigations, he can never forget the murders of his wife, daughter, and brother in law the images of their dead bodies forever, painfully, preserved in his memory Now, though, Decker is working cold cases with an elite FBI unit, a job that takes him all across the country in search of justice for those who deserve it most This time, after narrowly escaping death in Pennsylvania following the events of last year s The Fallen, Decker is back in his hometown of Burlington, Ohio Read the rest of this review here flag 11 likesLike see review Apr 27, 2019 Val rated it liked it Shelves series, 2019, crime I have been utterly WILD about this series since the first book I ve loved Decker both the parts about him that are broken as well as the parts that compensate Redemption didn t really grab me, however The plot seemed to be rather off in the left field It got on my nerves when Decker kept hustling across a room or hustling out of a room Cue the disco music, lol It also started to grate on me a bit when the characters kept roaring at each other Cue the lions It felt as though Deck I have been utterly WILD about this series since the first book I ve loved Decker both the parts about him that are broken as well as the parts that compensate Redemption didn t really grab me, however The plot seemed to be rather off in the left field It got on my nerves when Decker kept hustling across a room or hustling out of a room Cue the disco music, lol It also started to grate on me a bit when the characters kept roaring at each other Cue the lions It felt as though Decker was being made to be a little too normal in this book, which was disappointing I ve loved his awkwardness and I hope he doesn t completely lose that My last complaint is with a few jarring editorial errors, where I had to stop and figure out what the heck a sentence was supposed to actually read Like when the firefighter asked Anybody else in there and Decker replied, Not in the office I was in now Huh Maybe I m being too nitpicky On the positive side, I really liked Mars and I hope he shows up in future books I can t wait to read the next book in the series flag 11 likesLike see review May 09, 2019 Annie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves recommend This is one of those series if you like the protagonist, you ll continue to read every new book I m imagine there will be a following for Amos Decker, like Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher, and Stephanie Plum flag 11 likesLike see review May 02, 2019 Skip rated it liked it Shelves series in progress, thriller Amos Decker is back in his hometown, visiting the grave of his murdered daughter, feeling guilty for not protecting her or her mother Cassie when it mattered, when he is approached by Meryl Hawkins, a man he helped send to prison for murder claiming his innocence Hawkins was released from a private prison because he is dying of cancer, but is shot to death in his hotel room before Decker decides to listen to his story Ignoring his FBI orders to return, Amos starts to investigate whether he and Amos Decker is back in his hometown, visiting the grave of his murdered daughter, feeling guilty for not protecting her or her mother Cassie when it mattered, when he is approached by Meryl Hawkins, a man he helped send to prison for murder claiming his innocence Hawkins was released from a private prison because he is dying of cancer, but is shot to death in his hotel room before Decker decides to listen to his story Ignoring his FBI orders to return, Amos starts to investigate whether he and his partner had botched their first big case Town rivalries aside, as Decker digs in, people are being killed to bury the truth of who actually killed Hawkins alleged victims and why he had not defended himself at trial A very twisted tale, for sure Some of Decker s peculiarities a phobia for physical contact, hyperthymesia, and synesthesia are fading in fact, there is only one reference to synesthesia, which I found disappointing I was happy that Melvin Mars played a significant supporting role in the story 3.5 stars flag 10 likesLike see review Apr 18, 2019 Carolyn rated it really liked it This is the 5th book in the Memory Man series, and have read them all for their in depth, interesting characterizations and detailed investigative work Adam Decker is the Memory Man and his detection skills and bravery are beyond reproach This is a riveting series of detective work and personal growth.For those not yet familiar with this unique detective, here is some background Detective Amos Decker was the first from his town to make a Pro football team On his very first play, he was tack This is the 5th book in the Memory Man series, and have read them all for their in depth, interesting characterizations and detailed investigative work Adam Decker is the Memory Man and his detection skills and bravery are beyond reproach This is a riveting series of detective work and personal growth.For those not yet familiar with this unique detective, here is some background Detective Amos Decker was the first from his town to make a Pro football team On his very first play, he was tackled and suffered a horrific brain injury After recovering from a coma, his life would never be the same He was diagnosed with hyperthymesia, a condition where one has near perfect recall of one s past and cannot forget anything they have seen, read or heard He also awoke with synesthesia, where colours are seen related to people, places and numbers These are very rare but actual medical conditions He spent time at a scientific institute where his condition was studied along with others with similar brain anomalies He lost some of the empathy and social skills he had formerly possessed.These disorders were upsetting for him but put to good use as a detective in his hometown police force He was attempting to lead as normal a life as possible, married and was the most loving father of a young daughter, and adored his family One evening he returned home to find his wife, little girl and brother in law brutally murdered in their home The killer and motive remained mysterious.Amos went into decline Lived in the streets, became dirty, shabby, grew a straggly beard and gained considerable weight In order to solve the murder of his family, he cleaned himself up and returned to police work in his hometown He found his troublesome ability to recall in detail everything he had seen was of great advantage in solving crimes, but most distressing when he had vivid flashbacks of finding the bodies of his family He could not endure being touched by friends and colleagues and remained anti social I was glad to learn he is now making friends and his social skills are well on the mend He is now a valuable consultant with the FBI.In this book, Amos returns to his hometown to visit his families graves on the anniversary of his daughter s birthday He meets a prematurely aged man of sickly appearance It turns out that 13 years earlier his detective work and testimony put this man in prison for life The man tells him he was released from prison as he is dying with cancer and has only a short time to live He begs Decker to prove his innocence as he does not want his daughter to remember him as the murderer of 4 people Decker wonders if he could have made a mistake when he was a rookie cop, but all the hard evidence pointed to this man s guilt The same day the man is murdered, and this makes Decker determined to re investigate the old murder which caused the man to be imprisoned for 13 years As Decker interviews people about the old crime and now the present one, bodies of people under questioning begin to pile up Decker now believes he made a mistake when he was convinced he had solved the earlier murder and is consumed by guilt for perhaps sending an innocent man to prison As people are presently dying he believes there must be a plot which involves the past and present crimes In fact, Decker and members the local police department have stumbled onto a nefarious and complex plot, widespread and heinous than anyone could imagine Later the FBI comes to town as part of the investigation This is a very complicated plot, well told and not difficult to follow However, it does strain the limits of credibility The investigation and dangerous action sequences are gripping This works well as a standalone book but knowing a little of Decker s background adds to the interest flag 8 likesLike see review May 23, 2019 Rizwan rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves ebook, mystery thrillers A solid mystery thriller, just not as mindblowing as the previous fours of this brilliant Amos Decker series The initial murder mysteries both old and new were essentially much intriguing and thrilling, than the ultimately meh answers we got by the end, which was not very interesting and a bit underwhelming Still, the steady, deep character development of Amos Decker and his relationship progressions with his friends colleagues from earlier books to this one are key winning points A solid mystery thriller, just not as mindblowing as the previous fours of this brilliant Amos Decker series The initial murder mysteries both old and new were essentially much intriguing and thrilling, than the ultimately meh answers we got by the end, which was not very interesting and a bit underwhelming Still, the steady, deep character development of Amos Decker and his relationship progressions with his friends colleagues from earlier books to this one are key winning points above all else, and Baldacci s storytelling and characterization prowess remains as rich and vivid as ever Truth be told, after everything s said and done, Agatha Christie maybe the all time crowned queen of murder mystery whodunnits, but to me David Baldacci has quickly become one of the modern masters of mystery thrillers Each novel of 400 500 pages, mostly devoid of any big cinematic action spectacles, yet such airtight, concise, fast paced whodunnit stories without wasting a single page, based solely on the cleverness and twists of the plot itself From the very first page, Redemption was no different than the others by Baldacci I ve read another head scratching, absorbing, twisted murder mystery to solve by my favorite no nonsense genius detective Amos Decker I just wish the end revelations were astonishing and exciting to properly compliment that.But no matter, when I picked up this awesome series a year ago in last May 2018, that was at a really difficult time in my life, and it gave me exactly what I needed then a perfect blissful way to escape my reality and forget my worldly problems for sometime I finished the first four books inside of a month last year And strictly by that logic and reason, this latest fifth one is no different as well Here s hoping for much Amos Decker mysteries in the coming future.Book Redemption Series Amos Decker 5Author David BaldacciPublished 2019My Rating 8.5 10 flag 9 likesLike see review Apr 24, 2019 Mandy White rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves read in 2019, audible I love Amos Decker Back in his hometown again investigating his first ever murder case again I did It want this book to end, I was really enjoying it and did not pick the ending at all If you haven t started this series you really do need to Great story flag 9 likesLike see review May 07, 2019 Shirl Kennedy rated it it was ok I m losing interest in this series Book seemed to drag on and on flag 9 likesLike see review View 1 comment Apr 17, 2019 kartik narayanan rated it it was amazing Redemption is a great book because it focuses on Amos Decker s faults and it is actually a redeeming followup to the steaming pile that was Long Road to Mercy Amos Decker has been setup in the series as a sort of detective savant And I have to confess that I like the books where he detects the shit out of the crimes So it comes as a refreshing change to see his greatest mistake come to the fore And like the blurb mentions, could he have sent an innocent man to prison Throughout the book, Redemption is a great book because it focuses on Amos Decker s faults and it is actually a redeeming followup to the steaming pile that was Long Road to Mercy Amos Decker has been setup in the series as a sort of detective savant And I have to confess that I like the books where he detects the shit out of the crimes So it comes as a refreshing change to see his greatest mistake come to the fore And like the blurb mentions, could he have sent an innocent man to prison Throughout the book, he is consistently on the back foot since he is reopening a 13 year old case and has to figure out where he has made wrong assumptions From a story narration perspective, this works wonders because you can see him persevering even through the setbacks and this showcases a side of Amos Decker that we have not seen much before Even though I have given five stars, there are a couple of issues with the book.The first issue is with the mystery It is decent per se for most of the book but I think some portions of the solution do not gel with the whole why some victims were killed, how Amos Decker somehow manages to find a case that will save his job The second issue is with how Amos Decker deals with guilt He says that he feels guilt his friends say that he feels guilt But, we do not see this guilt manifest in any of his actions It is a bit like someone telling you they find something funny but with a totally serious face and flat intonation Still, I liked the book and it kept me interested throughout Amos Decker fans, do not miss it flag 8 likesLike see review Apr 26, 2019 Roy rated it it was amazing I hadn t read any since the first one Got given this as a present Decker visits his hometown and things just explode Thrills galore, twists after twists and the pace never lets up Lets face it reading it for the most part entertainment and escapism and Baldacci knows his craft.I really enjoy Decker and his relationships eith his friend The investigation and detective work is just alot of fun Highly recommend this for anyone looking for an amazing read P.s I dont know why but I got this Re I hadn t read any since the first one Got given this as a present Decker visits his hometown and things just explode Thrills galore, twists after twists and the pace never lets up Lets face it reading it for the most part entertainment and escapism and Baldacci knows his craft.I really enjoy Decker and his relationships eith his friend The investigation and detective work is just alot of fun Highly recommend this for anyone looking for an amazing read P.s I dont know why but I got this Reacher vibe from reading this but a Reacher with a fixed position job Maybe it was just the writing and thriller nature flag 7 likesLike see review Jun 24, 2019 Pierre Tass rated it liked it The ending had an attempt to salvage the book with twists and turns but it still only gets 2 1 2 stars, when it takes 10 to 15 pages to explain what happened and who exactly were the players I wonder if maybe I was the one played Last book I ll read on this series This book shouldn t be read as a stand alone I almost said this book shouldn t be read I enjoyed a lot of his books especially Camel Club, this series disappointing flag 7 likesLike see review Apr 28, 2019 Montessahall Montessahall rated it it was ok review of another edition Not nearly as engaging as the previous books in this series Very slow, boring plot flag 7 likesLike see review May 01, 2019 Sandy rated it it was amazing Another great book by David Baldacci Absolutely love Amos Decker flag 8 likesLike see review Apr 23, 2019 Dianne rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves to recommend, 2019 Wow, just wow there really isn t much that I can say about this series other than I highly recommend it for those who love police procedurals, mysteries, no romance and complex story character building This has very likable characters without tons of backstory It is a book series that also makes ask the question about what had happened to Decker what if this had happened to me Decker as a character is growing and learning In many ways what is wrong with him reminds me of what I hear ab Wow, just wow there really isn t much that I can say about this series other than I highly recommend it for those who love police procedurals, mysteries, no romance and complex story character building This has very likable characters without tons of backstory It is a book series that also makes ask the question about what had happened to Decker what if this had happened to me Decker as a character is growing and learning In many ways what is wrong with him reminds me of what I hear about autism, though that is not what he has Read it you ll see I can t say anything about the plot because I might giveaway by accident the conclusion and what a dilly of a conclusion it was I had thought I had had it figured out boy was I wrong.If you are afraid of paying cash for this series at least get the first book from the library and give it a try It is very much worth it I love this series so much that I even buy it at full price instead of waiting for the paperback price flag 6 likesLike see review View 2 comments Apr 21, 2019 Jack Webb rated it really liked it review of another edition TopicalBaldacci gets his fascinating character Amos Decker involved in multiple murders in his home town And I m doing so, manages to bring in a hopefully novel concept of Russian involvement in America flag 6 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Specific recommendations for a fan of David Baldacci, Lee child, keigo higashino 5 10 Aug 28, 2019 08 15AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers also enjoyed

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