The Free Press book review – Memory Man

This is a gripping crime novel, with little romance or sugar coating to cloud the excitement.

Submitted by Adrienne Raczki

A brain-altering football tackle in his National Football League (NFL) debut has left Amos Decker with a gift, and a curse.

Years later Amos has parlayed his hyper-amnesia into a successful career as a detective with the Burlington Police Force. After wrapping up a case, Amos returns home to find his family murdered, sending his life into a downward spiral, which culminates in his eventual homelessness.

A year later, a vagrant wanders into the precinct and confesses to the Decker family murders, and across the small town, tragedy strikes yet again.

Amos uses his amazing memory to slowly unravel these concurrent crimes, all the while battling his own lack of social graces and habit of stepping on toes.

This is a gripping crime novel, with little romance or sugar coating to cloud the excitement.

David Baldacci has written a killer novel of a small town tragedy turning one loner cop into the key component in two murder investigations.