The Fallen by David Baldacci

The Fallen

The closer Amos Decker comes to the truth, the deadlier it gets in David Baldacci's latest #1 New York Times bestselling Memory Man thriller.Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes--obscure bible verses, odd symbols--have the police stumped.Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and he...

Details The Fallen

TitleThe Fallen
Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Crime, Suspense

Reviews The Fallen

  • 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...
  • Phrynne
    Probably not my favourite of the series so far but still good. Amos Decker maintains his personality and weird little quirks despite a few doubts creeping in from time to time.Parts of this probably overlong book are slow - never boring but slow. There is a fair amount of unnecessary detail and the introduction of an awful lot of characters. On the other hand the murder count is huge and varied and Decker himself is nearly murdered at least three...
  • 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 ...
  • Jonetta
    Amos Decker and Alex Jamison are on vacation, enforced for Amos who tags along with Alex as he has nowhere else to go. She’s visiting her sister in Baronville, Pennsylvania to celebrate her niece’s upcoming 6th birthday. On the first night, Decker stumbles upon a double murder next door in the middle of a storm. Instead of low-key downtime, Decker and Jamison are drawn into the investigation to assist local law enforcement because this is no ...
  • Archit Ojha
    "I'm wondering who's going to die next." - Amos DeckerA whole scam of a town, a racket - described phenomenally. Decker's head injury had provided him with phenomenal memory skills. He can remember hundreds of numbers by just looking at them, in the same order. As they say, memory is a blessing as well as a curse. Following the dangerous profession that he is in, he cannot forget what happened with his family. In a blink of an eye, they were gone...
  • Jim
    This is the fourth book in the Memory Man series and while not my favorite it was entertaining and timely.Amos Decker and his partner Alex Jamison are visiting Alex's sister and her family and in Baronville, Pennsylvania. It is a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. They have only been there a few hours and Decker is out on the rear deck of the house talking with Alex's niece when he notices flickerin...
  • 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...
  • Tim
    Another mediocre story that barely earns a passing grade from the Baldacci factory. 3 of 10 stars
  • 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...
  • Jordan Carlson
    I hate to give this a bad review, as I like the Amos Decker character, but this book was all over the place. It was scattered, poorly written, and the characters were undeveloped. I was disappointed.
  • 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...
  • RM(Alwaysdaddygirl/Salemwitch) Griffin
    5 stars This hit close to home with grief. If I can I do a review, I shall. It still hurts to talk about. Sorry.
  • 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...
  • Pamela
    Amos Decker is sleuthing again- on his vacation visiting his partner’s family in Baronville, Pa. He soon discovers that there are A LOT of vitriolic issues, deaths and other weird and ugly minutiae happening in Baronville, Pa, a worn down, financially ruined old mill town. Deaths in general, and murders in particular, have recently risen at a statistically alarming rate and Amos doggedly pursues that anomaly. Like a dog with a bone, Amos is det...
  • Connie D
    Another great Amos Decker (Memory Man) book. Love his character -- a little more growth this time. Check the blurb for the synopsis. Complex plot with lots of characters, including the town of Baronville.I primarily listened to it, and it was well done.
  • Sheyla ✎
    The Fallen is a fast-paced thriller with a great plot!Ales Jamison and Amos Decker are on vacation. Alex takes Amos to visit her sister's family in Baronville, PA. Alex's sister, her husband, and their young daughter Zoe have moved recently to Baronville due to a promotion.On the first night of their vacation, Amos sees something in the house closest to them. He goes immediately to investigate it. His search yields two dead bodies. When the cops ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • ~Bellegirl91~
    Okay now THAT was a story and also I'm not moving to Baronville anytime soon ha. But gosh! what a roller-coaster ride and I'd have to say, despite the book before this one in this Amos Decker series, THE FIX, this was soooooooooooo much better than that! And gosh I LOVE Amos Decker and Alex Jamison. this book was so well thought out, I couldn't IMAGINE with the amount of research for the biggest main story and the climax of it all that Baldacci h...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Rizwan
    AWESOME! BRILLIANT!! MINDBLOWING!!! These are some of the expressions and exclamations that is seriously failing me right now on properly expressing exactly how damn much I enjoyed this book and this Amos Decker series on the whole for the last couple of weeks. I've started reading the first book by the start of this month of May and rushed through all the four books one after another without a break, and this latest was as blissfully enjoyable a...
  • Lesley
    4.5 stars. This fourth book in David Baldacci's Amos Decker series, finds Amos and his partner Alex trying to enjoy a few days on vacation at her sister's home, away from solving crimes with the FBI. This respite only lasts a few hours when Decker finds two bodies in a nearby house and is drawn into not only investigating these crimes but the many other sinister deeds that are consuming the town. Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy return to duel narra...
  • 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...
  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    RATING: 3.5 STARS(Review Not on Blog) Listened to on AudioI love Amos, but I wasn't as engaged in this novel as I have been in the past. I debated between a 3-4 so gave it a 3.5 with a lean to 4 stars. I liked Amos fine in this novel but missed rest of the team. And I miss Melvin!