Book review: Redemption

21 Aug 2019 / 11:14 H.

AMOS DECKER is back in the fifth book from David Baldacci’s best-selling Memory Man series.

Unable to forget anything – a medical condition known as hyperthymesia – after waking up from a bone-crushing helmet-to-helmet hit during his first play in the NFL, Decker now works as an FBI consultant on cold cases that take him all across the country.

This time, Decker is back in his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, with his partner, Alex Jamison, to visit the grave of his daughter, Molly, on what would have been her 14th birthday.

While at the cemetery, a man approaches and introduces himself as Meryl Hawkins. Decker remembers him as the killer he had put away in his first murder case.

Hawkins was recently released after being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.

From day one, Hawkins had claimed he was innocent. Now, before he dies, he wants Decker to help him prove his innocence.

When Hawkins is found dead with a gunshot wound in his head, Decker has no choice but to reinvestigate the crime.

He believes that the only reason to kill a dying man is to keep him quiet. Which means the killer is still out there.

As always, Baldacci knows how to both intrigue and entertain his readers through his storytelling. Redemption is another interesting thriller with a couple of unexpected twists towards the end.

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