Monday, August 17, 2020

Book Review - Memory Man by David Baldacci

 The Amos Decker series began in 2015. Memory Man by David Baldacci is the first book and what a kick-off. Amos is a genius mess of a man. You'll like him, feel sorry for him, root for him, and be intrigued by him. 

A football hit that made everyone's video to watch changed Amos Decker's life. Suddenly he could remember everything - every detail of every moment of his life. He also saw in colors - numbers, people  - all associated with  colors. Weird. And it took a lot to learn how to live with this new "gift."

But everything was going for detective Decker - married, one child, moving up in his career (detail oriented is fabulous for police work) and it all crashed around him. Murdered, horribly murdered - wife and girl dead. His world collapsed. Homeless, jobless, depression, suicidal. 

Now some maniac is back killing in the same manner and taunting Decker to solve it. Figure out these murders. It's a challenge and frankly it takes the whole book to watch Decker piece together puzzles, get stumped, stopped at dead ends, and question himself. 

Baldacci knows how to write a thriller. He's got a great character to work with  and I look forward to more Amos Decker reads. They are in my queue. Meanwhile - start with Memory Man and stretch the brain a tad. Enjoy

8 comments:

  1. A good book I'm sure Joanne. Most interesting to read your review.
    Take care and safe.
    Yvonne.

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    1. thanks. This is a good pool side read -quick page turner

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  2. Sounds intense! The review from the Washington Post seems to confirm that thought, too.

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  3. Sure sounds like a page turner

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  4. Hi Joanne - I must look out for some of his works - when I get to want to read a relaxing book ... it'll come around - sometime. Thanks - great to know about - Hilary

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    1. I don't know if relaxing is the right word - it's twisty detective, crime, etc. It's entertaining, but keeps you on your toes. Enjoy

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