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FBI consultant Amos Decker discovers that he may have made a fatal mistake when he was a rookie homicide detective. Back in his home town, he's now compelled to discover the truth ... Decker has returned to Burlington, Ohio, for a special reason. It would have been his daughter Molly's fourteenth birthday. Molly was brutally murdered four years ago in their home, along with his beloved wife, Cassie, and his brother-in-law. But then Decker is tracked down by a man he'll never forget: Meryl Hawkins, his first homicide arrest more than twelve years ago. Hawkins has been in prison serving a life sentence but was recently released due to a terminal illness. Decker now finds himself questioning what had seemed watertight evidence at the time - maybe he'd been a bit too keen to get that conviction? Could Hawkins really be innocent, as he's always claimed? If so, the killer is still out there--with a possible connection to a new crime. As the body count rises, and Decker and his former partner Mary Lancaster dig deeper, it looks as though there's a lot more to what they thought was a closed case.
Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781538761410
Branch Call Number: F BAL
Characteristics: 420 pages ; 24 cm


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Aug 07, 2019

Deckers hometown is a really nasty place. Baldacci spends a bit too much time inside Deckers head-we get it there is something really strange going on there but the flashbacks seem out of place-insanity is lurking just around the bend!

Jun 16, 2019

Another great hit for David Baldacci. This was another book in the Amos Decker series and it is definitely worth the read. There were a lot of different characters involved throughout the book which kept you guessing right to the end. I highly recommend reading this book.

Jun 06, 2019

Amos Decker, David Baldacci's character "the memory Man" is my favorite. Thus when I saw the fifth book in this series I decided to read it. Decker is now with the FBI but he visits his old hometown of Burlington, Ohio when the first man he sent to jail, Meryl Hawkins, accosts him and says he is innocent. He asks Decker to meet him just once but when Decker goes to meet him he finds Hawkins has been murdered. This causes Decker to look into the murder and leads to murder after murder. The ending is rather improbable but it is worth reading.

Jun 02, 2019

I like the character of Amos Decker, but good grief, ‘Redemption’ was slow reading. It just seemed to drag endlessly, whereas earlier Baldacci books were so engrossing they seemed to fly on their own. I had no trouble putting this book down for other pursuits.

The plot of’ Redemption’ started out fairly interesting but then it went down so many blind alleys with leaps of sudden "AH HA" moments, mixed with Decker's weary sadness. The ending was just dumb, while trying to be relevant to today's global politics headlines.

I did find it interesting that Decker's "memory man" symptoms are changing. I can only hope Baldacci will make the best of them.

‘Redemption’ is not Baldacci's best book, but I will give Decker another chance, though probably not for a while because I think Baldacci's next release is ‘A Minute to Midnight’ featuring Atlee Pine.

Baldacci's best books are the Camel Club books and the John Puller books, but I enjoy Will Robie, too.

Jun 01, 2019

It took about 70 pages for REDEMPTION to really get going. But, I have come to trust David Baldacci's books, and he didn't disappoint with this one; glad I stayed with it because it is awesome. I think one reason it was a bit slow in the beginning is because it has been awhile since the last book in the Memory Man (Amos Decker) series. Because this story is set in his hometown, where his family had been murdered years ago, Baldacci needed to do some stage setting, reminding us who Decker was so we could see how that played out in this novel. This story is incredibly complicated with so many threads and so many characters, and so many possibilities for who did what to whom. I only hope the story of the perpetrators in this novel is really fiction and not based on something that is actually going on in this country. Great read and highly recommend it.

May 02, 2019

Fun read. It kept my interest. Several plot twists and turns. Worthy addition to the series.

Apr 30, 2019

I found this book to be so convoluted that it was hard to keep the characters straight. The plot was so involved that even Decker would be hard pressed to figure it out. I love Baldacci's books but this was a big disappointment after waiting months for its release

Apr 28, 2019

This author continues to bring the best characters and plots to his books. Never disappoints. Amos Decker is one of his favorite characters and he just continues to bring him to life. The plot of this story makes you wonder if it could really be true when you look at the state of affairs in our country at this time, it very well could be. Now have to wait for the next addition of the Amos Decker storyline. Good read as usual!!!

Apr 27, 2019

I have been utterly WILD about this series since the first book. I've loved Decker - both the parts about him that are "broken" as well as the parts that compensate. Redemption didn't really grab me, however. It got on my nerves when Decker kept hustling across a room or hustling out of a room. (Cue the disco music, lol.) It also started to grate on me a bit when the characters kept roaring at each other. (Cue the lions.) It felt as though Decker was being made to be a little too normal in this book, which was disappointing. I've loved his awkwardness and I hope he doesn't completely lose that. Also, the plot seemed to be rather off in the left field. My last complaint is with a few jarring editorial errors, where I had to stop and figure out what the heck a sentence was supposed to actually read. (Like when the firefighter asked: "Anybody else in there?" and Decker replied, "Not in the office I was in now." Huh?) Maybe I'm being too nitpicky.

On the positive side, I really liked Mars and I hope he shows up in future books! I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

Apr 24, 2019

Not one of his best.

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