Memory Man is a fantastic start of a new series, featuring the man who never forgets anything, Amos Decker.
I love Mr. Baldacci’s books because they start right, with suspense, with the promise of a thrilling ride to the last page. And Memory Man has a powerful opening. Decker comes home from his shift to find three people killed in his own house: his brother-in-law, his wife, and his ten-year-old daughter. The deaths and the lack of any suspects devastate Decker, who falls hard and fast. After losing his family, his job, his house, he’s left with almost anything, living a hard life, surviving from day to day.
Then the police make an arrest on his case. The man who claims to have taken away his family turned himself in. And now Decker wants back in.
Mr. Baldacci’s style is smooth and clever. His dialogue is quick and precise, with no wasted words. The descriptions are realistic, the characters are impressive, and the story moves forward pretty well and pretty fast.
What is Decker going to do now to learn the truth?