The Fallen (Amos Decker, #4) by David Baldacci

The Fallen (Amos Decker, #4)

David Baldacci returns with the next blockbuster thriller in his #1 New York Times bestselling Memory Man series featuring detective Amos Decker--the man who can forget nothing.Amos Decker and his journalist friend Alex Jamison are visiting the home of Alex's sister in Barronville, a small town in western Pennsylvania that has been hit hard economically. When Decker is out on the rear deck of the house talking with Alex's niece, a precocious eigh...

Details The Fallen (Amos Decker, #4)

TitleThe Fallen (Amos Decker, #4)
Release DateApr 17th, 2018
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Crime

Reviews The Fallen (Amos Decker, #4)

  • Matt
    David Baldacci’s latest Amos Decker novel touches on some timely material while keeping the reader enthralled throughout. While vacationing in rural Pennsylvania, Amos Decker and his partner, Alex Jamison, seek to unwind with Alex’s sister. When Decker stumbles across a murder scene, he is unable to divorce himself from his sleuthing ways. Two men are found murdered in a home presumed to have been abandoned. This is not the first murder in Ba...
  • Skip
    Seemed like a Jack Reacher novel to me. Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison take a vacation to Baronville to visit Alex's sister, brother-in-law to celebrate her niece's sixth birthday, only to discover two murdered people in a neighbor's abandoned house. Baronville is a broken town, with its original factories shuttered, and some hope from a huge mail-order shipping warehouse. Amos figures out the identity of the corpses and learns ther...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.comDavid Baldacci, author of some 35 plus novels, definitely needs no introduction. He is the bestselling author of the Memory Man series. The Fallen marks the fourth and latest chapter in this popular set of novels, featuring enigmatic lead Amos Decker. The Fallen is a thrill ride from start to finish and I guarantee this book will draw appeal for loyal fans of the series and newcomers.Amos Decker is supposed t...
  • Suzanne
    This Baronville is one messed up place. This was an incredible, fast-paced book with so many different criminal aspects going on, along with a messed up supporting cast. Seriously, some of these people were train wrecks of human beings. Even though some are what you would usually say are no likeable, it actually does not even cross your mind because you are too busy being amused by these messed up human beings to even consider liking them or not....
  • Monnie
    What can I say about this book besides it's another stellar entry into an already great series? Honestly, not much except that this is the fourth featuring former police detective Amos Decker, who landed a spot on my Top 10 book "heroes" list right from the first. That's partly because he's an Ohio boy (I've been a proud Buckeye State resident most of my life) and a football standout - that is, until he took a nearly deadly hit on his first play ...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Amos Decker and Alex Jamison are visiting Alex sister in Baronville, Pennsylvania. They are there to celebrate Alex's niece's birthday, but they hardly get there before Amos sees something amiss in the house next door. Then, everything goes to hell!That is all you need to know about the story that and that there will be dead bodies, lots of secrets and the most important thing of all, never trust anyone!The Fallen has action from the beginning un...
  • Sally Lindsay-briggs
    I get a lot of books from Goodreads Giveaways but this was one of the very best. Decker is a smart, savy and dedicated FBI agent, who is still investigating while on vacation. His partner, Alex knows him well and is great at backup. The story takes place in a very small, impoverished town in Pennsylvannia where nothing is as it seems. Strange sounds are heard, drugs are rampant and there are several murders that are initially hard to solve for an...
  • Terri Wino
    Well, this wasn't my favorite in this series, but then again, Amos Decker is my least favorite of David Baldacci's characters. I'm not even sure why; I just don't care for him these last couple of books.Having said that, I also found the subject matter to be depressing. Probably because I live in a western Pennsylvania town that is experiencing much of the same problems that Baronville does in this book with being a former steel town that now has...
  • Paris (kerbytejas)
    The Fallen (Amos Decker, #4) by David Baldacci is a great, engaging, and well-written story. The plot is like a slice of "today's" America, town's that have lost their luster now that the primary businesses have shut down, the influx of drugs and its effects on the people, corruption within the ranks of law enforcement, and people struggling to make ends meet.What starts out as a vacation trip to see Alex Jamison's family, turns into a complex mu...
  • Brad
    Book 4 in the Memory Man series is The Fallen by David Baldacci. “Decker and his partner, Alex Jamison, go to visit her sister in Baronville - a town that’s struggling except for the new Fulfillment Center. Decker stumbles onto two bodies in the house next door. Before he knows it, he is investigating drug smugglers, insurance fraud and a legendary buried treasure. How many more will die?” Baldacci has finally given us a page turner again. ...
  • Scott
    Two of my favorite mystery/suspense writers are Lee Child and David Baldacci. There are very few books by either author that I haven’t enjoyed. This continues to be the case for me with Baldacci’s new book, “The Fallen” which is his fourth adventure with Amos Decker, referred to as the Memory Man. Due to a life-changing head injury, Decker has perfect memory and cannot forget a thing. Along with his partner, Alex Jamison, they are two of ...
  • kartik narayanan
    The Fallen is an excellent murder mystery wrapped around a satisfying conspiracy filling. Amos Decker does his usual savant stuff here but, unlike previous books, this one relies a lot more on his detection skills than it does on his memory. Well, except for one point that I will not reveal because ... spoilers. The small town setting plays a important role in this book due to the feeling of paranoia as well as the history of the place playing a...
  • Tim
    Another mediocre story that barely earns a passing grade from the Baldacci factory. 3 of 10 stars
  • Mandy White
    Amos Decker is one of my favourite detectives... so happy to have a 4th book. It was fantastic, cant wait for book 5.
  • Judy Churchill
    This wasn’t my favorite of Baldacci’s Memory Man series but it was still a good read. There were so many bad guys it was hard to keep all of them straight. However, it was endearing to see Amos Decker be vulnerable after another whack on the head. His interactions with six year old Zoe were very touching and therapeutic for both. Of course, they solved the nasty crime spree and murders which had paralyzed the small town.
  • Eadie
    4th book in the Amos Decker series. Decker and Jamison are visiting Jamison's sister in Baronville PA and soon become involved with serial killers. Drugs and hidden treasure from the historic Baron family are the reason for murder. I love how Decker was so sensitive with Jamison's niece, Zoe, after her father becomes a victim. Decker has a talented mind which helps him in crime solving but is his memory starting to fail him? Read this book to fin...
  • Jo
    David Baldacci is a truly gifted storyteller, his memory man series is a compelling read. Amos Decker is a complicated character, he has perfect recall, due to a career-ending injury he suffered inn the NFL. The crushing blow induced both hyperthymesia and synesthesia.Amos is now a member of a special task force for the FBI, where he uses his unique skills and abilities to solve cold cases. .Amos is not your average FBI agent. His size is the fir...
  • Wanda
    Ripped from the headlines..The premise of the story is a warning of how bad things could get if we can't break the back of the opioid crisis.I like that a very different side of Decker was featured in this book. The caring man he had been before the freak head injury. I loved the relationship he developed with Zoe.For the first time I guessed at the identity of one of the villains.
  • Chad
    It wasn't my favorite Amos Decker book, closer to a 3.5 than a 4 star book. I guess my problem with this book compared to the others is that I never felt invested in the plot the way I did with the other books. This one was put-downable, when compared to previous books. It's all relative I suppose.
  • Darcy
    Of course Amos is not able to take a vacation like a normal person and end smack in a cluster. For a small town you wouldn’t think there would be so much going on, but with each discovery Amos and Alex find more. It’s a bit crazy what they discover and all the people involved. I felt a little bit sorry for the towns people, but most of them laid the blame where it shouldn’t have been. I liked how this one ended, I have hope for the town and...
  • Dan
    As a Baldacci fan, I look forward to new installments (that is my way of looking at his releases.) l obtained an early release and cannot more highly recommend. Memory man has feelings that are not contrived. Keep up the great work
  • Vicki Elia
    A disappointing read from Baldacci. Amos Decker is a 1 dimensional character who solves a multi-faceted crime all by himself. 3 or 4 sub-plots finally come together in a mish-mash of a final conclusion, which is highly improbable. Sappy dialogue.Audio read by both male and female leads becomes tiresome.
  • Lino's Version
    The Fallen (Memory Man AKA Amos Decker #4)David Baldacci2018This 4th and latest installment in the Memory Man series is troubling:• For Amos Decker who may be losing his memory• For the family of his partner, Alex Jamison• For the effects that the War on Drugs are having on AmericaThe War on Drugs is leaving America in tatters – families, communities and prisons are all facing challenges that could be so much better handled if drugs - all...
  • Gabriel
    As expected from this author, this book in the Amos Series won't disappoint its audience either... It's a well-written book, same characters that we are familiar with, from previous books in the series, but one won't need to read them before this one, as this book can be approached as a stand-alone as well... so, same characters now in what's supposed to be a vacation, away from the ugly world of evil, yet they soon find themselves deep into a sm...
  • Richardkyser
    So this is the forth book in the memory man series, the fallen. Amos Decker is an interesting fellow, have perfect recall, but this ability doesn't make him the most easy going person to deal with. Fallen was a solid book by Baldacci, commenting on the growing American epidemic of opioid addiction in communities and cities all over America. Some of this blame has to do with the pharmaceutical companies, some of the blame goes to the doctors presc...
  • Joan
    Amos Decker joins Alex Jamison on a vacation visit to her sister. Unfortunately, Baronville, the small Pennsylvania town Alex’s sister calls home, suffers from a severe economic turndown. However, with the construction of a massive new fulfillment center, perhaps there’s a chance for its citizens to turn things around. But when Amos stumbles onto a double homicide, he has no way of knowing that these murders are simply the tip of the iceberg ...
  • Tony Hisgett
    Although this story buillds quite slowly, it develops into an intriguing and multi-faceted mystery. There were also the interesting changes in Amos, which might have been caused by a bang on the head, or perhaps meeting Zoe and remembering his own daughter Molly. I thought the little interludes with Zoe really added to the whole book.About two-thirds on the way through the book I did begin to get a bit frustrated, as it seemed to be taking so lon...
  • Dick Reynolds
    The setting for this thriller is a place in Pennsylvania called Baronville. One of the key citizens in this small town is John Baron, the grandson of the city’s founder. He lives in a large house on top of a hill and the town’s inhabitants are convinced that there is a buried treasure up there somewhere. There is an opioid epidemic in Baronville and the place is crawling with undercover DEA agents. There is also a suspicious accident in a lar...
  • Wendy
    This series is getting back on track.....somewhat. Lead character Amos Decker has so much potential. In this book, #4 in the series, the set-up is a little slow and generic. But the plot builds. And although it’s all a little convoluted, with many elements, characters, and sidebars, the book is entertaining and maintains suspense. Also, the players get some backstory this time around, so there is some depth to the action-driven narrative. All i...