The Fallen (Amos Decker, #4)by Published 17 Apr 2018
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David Baldacci returns with the next blockbuster thriller in his #1 New York Times bestselling Memory Man series featuring detective Amos Decker--the man who can forget nothing.
Amos Decker and his journalist friend Alex Jamison are visiting the home of Alex's sister in Baronville, a small town in western Pennsylvania that has been hit hard economically. When Decker is out on the rear deck of the house talking with Alex's niece, a precocious eight-year-old, he notices flickering lights and then a spark of flame in the window of the house across the way. When he goes to investigate he finds two dead bodies inside and it's not clear how either man died. But this is only the tip of the iceberg. There's something going on in Baronville that might be the canary in the coal mine for the rest of the country.
Faced with a stonewalling local police force, and roadblocks put up by unseen forces, Decker and Jamison must pull out all the stops to solve the case. And even Decker's infallible memory may not be enough to save them.
"Amos Decker is an amazing character." --Associated Press
"Decker is one of the most unusual detectives any novelist has dreamed up." --Washington Post
The Fallen (Amos Decker, #4) Reviews
This wasn’t my favorite of Baldacci’s Memory Man series but it was still a good read. There were so many bad guys it was hard to keep all of them straight. However, it was endearing to see Amos Decker be vulnerable after another whack on the head. His interactions with six year old Zoe were very touching and therapeutic for both. Of course, they solved the nasty crime spree and murders which had paralyzed the small town.
Amos Decker and Alex Jamison are visiting Alex sister in Baronville, Pennsylvania. They are there to celebrate Alex's niece's birthday, but they hardly get there before Amos sees something amiss in the house next door. Then, everything goes to hell!
That is all you need to know about the story that and that there will be dead bodies, lots of secrets and the most important thing of all, never trust anyone!
The Fallen has action from the beginning until the end. There is a deep dark mystery hidden in Baronville and all Amos has to do is figure out it all, and keep himself and those around him alive. I loved the setting in this book, this once glorious town that now is filled with junkies and desolate people. There is definitely something wrong with the city, but what? One thing for sure, and that is some people will regret that Amos Decker decided to tag along with Alex...
Personally, did I find this book to be hard to put down, then again that's what I expected from this book since Baldacci always writes heart-pounding, page-turning thrillers. This one is not an exception. This is book four in the Amos Decker series, but they are all stand-alone so you can without any problems read this without having read the previous three books.
I want to thank Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a free copy for an honest review!
Okay, I'm OD'ing on David Baldacci.....
Read all the Will Robie books, too - Yikes!!
Time to change the channel.
Book 4 in the Memory Man series is The Fallen by David Baldacci. “Decker and his partner, Alex Jamison, go to visit her sister in Baronville - a town that’s struggling except for the new Fulfillment Center. Decker stumbles onto two bodies in the house next door. Before he knows it, he is investigating drug smugglers, insurance fraud and a legendary buried treasure. How many more will die?” Baldacci has finally given us a page turner again. This is what we expect from him. Book has a little of a Reacher feel. You might guess a couple of things but there are still plenty of surprises at the end. Glad to see DB letting Decker grow and change. Excellent thriller read from Baldacci.
The Fallen is an excellent murder mystery wrapped around a satisfying conspiracy filling.
Amos Decker does his usual savant stuff here but, unlike previous books, this one relies a lot more on his detection skills than it does on his memory. Well, except for one point that I will not reveal because ... spoilers.
The small town setting plays a important role in this book due to the feeling of paranoia as well as the history of the place playing a big part in it. You really don't know whom to trust.
Overall, this is a great Amos Decker story with some elements of his personal life coming in. The only small let down was the books incredible size.