Friday, September 30, 2016

Book review: Memory Man - David Baldacci

Memory Man (Amos Decker series Book 1) by [Baldacci, David]

Title: Memory Man

Author: David Baldacci


Genre: Thriller

Ranking: 8.0 out of 10.0

Buy: Yes

Borrow: Yes

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Summary:  Amos Decker is a former professional football player whose career was ended by a terrible accident on the field which caused him to become the 'memory man' whereby he can remember everything to the finest detail.Now a police detective, Amos comes home from a stakeout to find his wife, young daughter and brother-in-law horrifically murdered. Obviously scarred and nearly broken, Decker has to use his skills as a detective and his unusual brain capacity to try and catch the monster who killed his family.

Main review: 

Amos Decker's life changed forever—twice.
The first time was on the football field. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good, and left him with an improbable side effect—he can never forget anything.

The second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare—his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered. There was no clue or any reason for these murders.

His family destroyed, their killer's identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him. He leaves the police force, loses his home, and winds up on the street, taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator.

Over a year later, a stranger turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. At the same time a horrific event involving the mass murder of high school kids and a few teachers nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night. To uncover the truth, he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens that go along with them. He must endure the memories he would much rather forget. And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

MEMORY MAN will stay with you long after you read the final page.
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