Redemption

Redemption

Large Print - 2019
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Decker is visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by a man named Meryl Hawkins. Hawkins is a convicted murderer. In fact, he's the very first killer Decker ever put behind bars. But he's innocent, he claims. Now suffering from terminal cancer, it's his dying wish that Decker clear his name. It's unthinkable. The case was open and shut, with rock solid forensic evidence. But then Hawkins later turns up dead with a bullet in his head, and even Decker begins to have doubts. Is it possible that he really did get it wrong, all those years ago? Decker's determined to uncover the truth, no matter the personal cost. But solving a case this cold may be impossible, especially when it becomes clear that someone doesn't want the old case reopened. Someone who is willing to kill to keep the truth buried, and hide a decades-old secret that may have devastating repercussions... Publisher's description.
Topical Term: Murder
Judicial error
Ohio
Memory disorders
Large type books
Detective and mystery stories
Suspense fiction
Fiction
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing Large Print, 2019
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781538715505
1538715503
Branch Call Number: F
F
Characteristics: 660 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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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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billhorton11
Sep 20, 2019

I had to come back to this book a couple of times before completing it. A great start that suffered several flats along the way. I began to wonder if the author had taken a break while writing it as well. Surely just me. Maybe the cast is tired. Maybe I'm tired? Will Baldacci redeem Decker for yet another starring role? Will the FBI give Amos the boot? C'mon David, get Amos some help already!

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0007548100dmw
Sep 10, 2019

I agree with many of other reader's comments. Maybe not one of Baldacci's best books, but still better than most authors. His stories are always good as is character development. A very entertaining book..

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NedSu
Aug 29, 2019

This is another Amos Decker novel, from the fertile mind of prolific author David Baldacci. Prolific doesn't automatically mean good, but this is a good read. I was constantly amazed and amused at how man twists and turns this plot contained- and the journey was amusing, too. Just when you think you know what's going on, something changes your opinion again.
Perfect memory doesn't help if you can't see the anomalies in the past.

My fear is that this is might be the end of the Memory Man novels. Most of Baldacci's characters only make it through 5-6 novels. But I see that there is another character starting up, so I look forward to more Baldacci novels.

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cdpimentel
Aug 28, 2019

I really enjoyed this book. It was a great addition to the series. Decker is an interesting character and the problems/blessings he has with his brain would be devastating to any of us. The book had twists and turns that kept me on sitting on the edge of my set so to speak.
I would recommend this to everyone.

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