Although I am a fan of Baldacci’s work, his latest installation in The Memory Man series fell short in the storytelling that readers are used to with Baldacci. Amos Decker is a consultant to the FBI and has somewhat of a photographic memory, thus dubbing him the Memory Man. This superpower of sorts is hardly touched upon in this book as Decker is paired up with a new partner, Frederica White, who has personal issues of her own. When a Federal judge and her private bodyguard are found dead in her home, with foreign currency stuffed in the mouth of the bodyguard, Decker and White are on the case.
Initially, the story was very intriguing. There are several clues the killer left that Decker and White must connect. But somewhere in the middle of the story, it becomes completely convoluted. New characters are introduced, and all of a sudden, the pair are trying to solve more than one mystery. The book seemed to drag on, and the progress was so slow that I had to put the book down several times because I was bored with it. I hope the books in this series following this one are better.
|Grand Central Publishing
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|Mystery, Crime, Thriller