Memory Man

By David Baldacci

Memory Man - David Baldacci
  • Release Date: 2015-04-21
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4.5
From 3,463 Ratings


This "impossible to put down" #1 New York Times bestseller introduces Amos Decker, a gifted police detective with a perfect memory who must solve a mystery he wishes he could forget: his family's murder (Washington Post).

Amos Decker's life changed forever--twice.

The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to play in the NFL. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field forever, and left him with an improbable side effect--he can forget nothing.

The second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare--his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered.

His family destroyed, their killer's identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him. He leaves the police force, loses his home, and winds up on the street, taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator when he can.

But over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. At the same time a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night. To uncover the stunning truth, he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens that go along with them. He must endure the memories he would much rather forget. And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Memory Man will stay with you long after the turn of the final page.


  • Meh

    By Katjoy78
    Not what I expected or hoped for , but I had read #3 and wanted background . I wont be reading #2 !
  • Meh... what’s with

    By Longhorn5555
    The silly weird plots that Baldacci keeps putting out there? Implausible. Unrealistic. Far fetched. The guy can write, be he can’t plot worth a fig.
  • Memory Man

    By boots saddle
    A truly riveting whodunit. Great read, but weird, weird, weird. Super ending.
  • Finally found what I was looking for.

    By KodaBlu
    I never have time to read. I randomly stumbled on this book one night and thought I would just read the first few pages to kill time, I was instantly hooked. The author does an amazing job painting a picture with his descriptions and keeps you wanting more the entire time. I have nothing bad to say about this book.Highly recommend!!!! On to the 2nd book
  • Memory Man

    By little, lo
    This was my second time around. I don’t have Amos’ memory, So it was a surprise second Reading ! Excellent, excellent Story ! As usual with Baldacci, No answers until last page !!! Thanks for the great Read David !! Don’t quit your Day Job 😁
  • The Fallen

    Baldacci never disappoints. Great plot and cast of characters. Fast moving story that keeps you turning the pages.
  • Memory Man.

    By The highlife!
    I loved the complexity and humanity of this well told story. I tried not to rush but relished each nuanced, ripe page. Bravo! Excellent pacing, great characters.
  • Intriguing

    By ksn154
    Keeps you guessing
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  • Memory Man

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