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The Fallen

(Amos Decker #4)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  53,109 ratings  ·  3,348 reviews
Listening length: 11 hours, 56 minutes

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
Audiobook, Unabridged , 429 pages
Published April 17th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing
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Denise Important? Probably not but more enjoyable to "observe" the development of the characters and their crime solving with the FBI. That development is a …moreImportant? Probably not but more enjoyable to "observe" the development of the characters and their crime solving with the FBI. That development is a background for each of the books.(less)
Linda Lyons Amos and Alex are NOT romantically involved although she seems to be having some feelings for him - could just be "closeness" and empathy for how he d…moreAmos and Alex are NOT romantically involved although she seems to be having some feelings for him - could just be "closeness" and empathy for how he deals with what happened to his family. He has changed for the better socially and emotionally because of her.(less)

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May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 Baronville of late, which has seen half a dozen bodies p ...more
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 times.

Decker's character seems to be developing n
May 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
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 there are been four other recent unsolved murders, whi ...more

In this 4th book in the 'Amos Decker' series, the FBI consultant and his partner Alex Jamison investigate a series of bizarre murders. The book can be read as a standalone.

Background: Amos Decker, 6'5" tall and over 300 pounds, was a professional football player until a massive hit ended his career and left him with hyperthymesia and synesthesia. The hyperthymesia gives Decker a permanent detailed memory of everything he's ever seen or experienced - like a combination photo album/video in his he
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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. The plot has a personal touch to it and also has ...more
Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
David 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 to be on a short vacation with FBI partner Alex Jam
May 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Another mediocre story that barely earns a passing grade from the Baldacci factory. 3 of 10 stars
May 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
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.
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 typical case.

The story tackles a contemporary issue,
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 as a member of the Cleveland Browns.

He didn't die,
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 is an action filled book that thrilled me from the beginning until the end. There
Amos Decker is by far one of the best book characters EVER!! David Baldacci has done it again!! It started off with a boom and ended the same way. Can’t wait for the next in this series.
Andrew Smith
May 07, 2019 rated it liked it
So the thing is, I’m not really buying in to this Memory Man series. I know I’ve set about reading these in reverse order (this is book 4 and I’d previously read the latest episode, book 5) and that can’t help, but I really don’t think it would have made much difference if I had read them in sequence. I do like Decker, but it’s elements of the narrative and some of the detail that I really have a problem with. But I’ll come back to that.

For those not already familiar with Amos Decker, the short
"I'm wondering who's going to die next."

- Amos Decker

A 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 from his life and there was no way they could com
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 flickering lights and then flame in the window of the house
Paris        (kerbytejas)
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
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 murder mystery, but by the last page of the book, al
Terence M
Oct 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
1Star - I did not like it -DNF@53%

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David Baldacci - Amos Decker #4 - The Fallen
Audiobook - 11:57 Hours - Narrators: Kyf Brewer,‎ Orlagh Cassidy
Although my three previous "Amos Decker" listens all ended up with 2Stars reviews, I decided to have another crack at this series written by one of my favourite authors. After 27%, I haven't heard anything to indicate #4 will be any better than #1-#3😒"
Nope ... this is definitely the last Amos Decker book for me. At times
Okay, I'm OD'ing on David Baldacci.....
Read all the Will Robie books, too - Yikes!!
Time to change the channel.
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
Another wonderful Amos Decker story. Love the writing, the plot, the good characters. Terrific. Unputdownable.
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 4th book in the Amos Decker series by author David Baldacci.
In Baronville, Pennsylvania, agent Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are supposed to be taking a break by visiting Alex's family. But a supposed break is halted when Amos discover two bodies in a nearby house. The duo start to uncover secrets in Baronville and the pair are in danger of becoming the next victims.

This is another excellent addition to the memory man series and each book is consistently of an high sta
Sally Lindsay-briggs
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 anyone. There are several suspects, more than one th ...more
Vicki Elia
Apr 29, 2018 rated it liked it
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.
Judy Churchill
Apr 20, 2018 rated it liked it
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.
RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) Griffin (alwaysdaddyprincess)
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
Apr 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: year-2018
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 a lot of unemployment and multiple overdoses on a
Kris - My Novelesque Life

I 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!
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
FIRST READ: I really really like the Amos Decker series. Baldacci has once again done a fabulous job of writing this ever so compelling work that his readers can grasp and truly enjoy the ride.

Amos Decker novels just keep getting better and better, and it’s partly due to the careful in-depth characterization Baldacci gives his main character.”

Amos Decker and his FBI partner, Alex Jamison are supposedly on vacation, visiting Alex’s sister whose husband has just been transferred to Baronville, Pen
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 as the rest of them. Actually The Fallen is better ...more
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 the best civilian investigators the FBI has on its team.

Connie D
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
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.
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David Baldacci has been writing since childhood, when his mother gave him a lined notebook in which to write down his stories. (Much later, when David thanked her for being the spark that ignited his writing career, she revealed that she’d given him the notebook to keep him quiet, "because every mom needs a break now and then.”) He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996; it was subsequ ...more

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