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Fade to Black

(Doug Brock #2)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,109 ratings  ·  167 reviews
In Fade to Black, the thrilling sequel to Blackout from David Rosenfelt, policeman Doug Brock helps a fellow victim of amnesia untangle a murder case and discovers he may not be as distant as he thinks.

After getting shot in the line of duty, New Jersey state police officer Doug Brock has been busy rebuilding his life. He’s reunited with his fiancé and started to get some
Published March 2018
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Whew! Life has been crazy lately. 3 reviews plus this one on the way...if anyone cares, lol. :-)

I became hooked on David Rosenfelt and his wonderful Andy Carpenter series many years can you NOT love a great story telling author who has an animal rescue foundation....and 27 dogs to boot!

Anyway, FADE TO BLACK is book #2 in Rosenfelt's Doug Brock series that CAN stand alone....and BEGINS with a shocking heinous crime.

Meet Lieutenant Doug Brock, State Police Officer and hero

Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New Jersey state police officer Doug Brock was introduced in Blackout. Doug has retrograde amnesia and can’t remember the last ten years. Fade to Black is the second entry in this series. The author's unique style is evident in the storytelling and the witty dialogue.

Doug is contacted by a man in his amnesia support group about a closed murder case. The man has found a scrapbook of newspaper articles about the murder in his attic, he thinks he was in the same bar as the murdered woman, and he
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Quite a strange story. Interesting? Barely. Confusing? Certainly. Recommend? No. 3 of 10 stars
Woo hoo...another one knocked off my TBR pile. Just a quickie review as there are lots posted here.

I enjoyed book #2 in the Doug Brock series even more than the first one. It's a smart, twisty police procedural with an interesting MC & great cast of supporting characters. The plot has plenty of u-turns & red herrings to keep you guessing. The pace & slow drip of clues keep you reading. And while Brock still has huge gaps in his memory, he's learning to deal with the challenges &
Linda Strong

State Police Officer Doug Brock is attending an amnesia support group. Due to an injury he received on duty, he lost 10 years of his memory. It's slowly returning, but in bits and pieces.

A fellow attendee, who also has memory problems, Sean Conner asks Doug to meet him somewhere ... he wants his opinion on something as a police officer. Intrigued, Doug meets him and hears a fantastic tale.

Sean has found in his attic a scrapbook of news articles surrounding the disappearance three years ago of a
May 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Ooops!!! I queued this up last night & started listening to it on the way to work only to realize it was book 2. I figured I'd remember book 1 or might not need it, but after an hour, I realized I really didn't & did. I'm putting this on hold while I read book 1. I hate it when I do that. Grrr! I put it down & listened to book 1, Blackout. Glad I did. I had no trouble picking this one back up & it did make it more enjoyable.

I finished it this morning while making a small milking
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I felt the story was well written, and the idea of having Doug, a police officer with amnesia as a main character was a nice touch and an original idea. The author did an excellent job of incorporating this idea into his story, and giving Doug a partner who worked well with him, even teasing him at times. It was definitely a good working arrangement. Doug’s boss had a realistic feel and little details were well described. I don’t feel as if I missed anything by not reading the first book. It ...more
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great thriller by Rosenfelt. This one doesn't include Tara (although Bobo does make a minor appearance), and is less humorous than his Carpenter series. But, Rosenfelt does a great job combining the healthcare industry, crime bosses, Vegas casinos, and Doug Brock (with his partners Jessie and Nate) into a believable story.
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good crime suspense with a detective whose wry humor is similar to the Andy Carpenter series.

NJ police officer Doug Brock suffered an injury that stole years of his memory. He is just getting back on duty with his partner, Nate. His fiancé. Jessie, works in the investigative unit so they get to spend time at work and at home.

Doug is attending a group with other victims of memory loss. One of them asks to meet privately and then asks Doug to check the circumstances of an old murder.
Teena in Toronto
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Doug Brock is a police officer suffering from amnesia after being shot ... he can't remember anything from the last ten years. He is back to work, partnered again with Nate, and dating his former fiancée, Jessie, who is also a police officer.

Doug is encouraged to join an amnesia support group to help him recover. There he meets a Sean, a fellow amnesiac, who asks him for help. Sean says he has found a scrapbook about a murder victim named Rita and is concerned he was involved in her
First Sentence: Social workers asked him for his name when they gave him a meal, or if he checked in for a cot on a particularly cold night, but they wrote it down without paying much attention.

Officer Doug Brock suffered retrograde amnesia after being shot in the line of duty. He’s back at work, even with gaps in his memory, but has the help of his partner, Nate Alvarez, and girlfriend Jessie, a state police lieutenant with the cyber division. To aid in his recovery, he attends an amnesia
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Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Fade To Black” by David Rosenfelt is the second book in the Doug Brock series. A new reader can enjoy this book without having read the previous books. Contextual references throughout the book fill in relevant background without wasting pages rehashing old events.

The book is written as a first person account by Lieutenant Brock, Doug Brock who suffers from amnesia as the result of a past trauma. He is tired of telling his story, thinking about his story, and worrying about his story. He just
Mar 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read a book by this author but my friend has and she loves Mr. Rosenfelt. Having not read the prior novel, I only felt a slight disadvantage in reading this book. This was only in the character development aspect. The rest of the story was fine. My connection towards Doug was good but it was not strong. It might have been a little better had I read the prior novel. Although, what he went through in the prior book didn't affect me with this one.

The pacing went by fast with this book.
Marsha Hubbell
I'm a devoted fan of David Rosenfelt and have read all his books, so it's difficult to write that I was a bit disappointed in "Fade to Black." Although the plot was well-thought out and well crafted, filled with twists and turns, the heart and humor and dare I say, canine character, was not what I've come to expect in his work. I enjoyed "Blackout," the first in the Doug Brock series, and will hope Mr. Rosenfelt gives us a sense of his characters more in the next installment. More than plot, his ...more
S Vanorse
A tad unbelievable, what police force would let any officer on the force with amnesia, Doug Brock, the officer I question does his job well but has lost 10 years. I read the first in the series and thought it odd then, Brock, having taken time off is allowed to return again to full police grade in this the second in the series, seems to me medical clearances would be in order. With that said it sours me on any reality in this book, very similar plot line as Brock book one, crime boss, bombs set ...more
Oct 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-book, library
I enjoyed the story, detested the unnecessary profanity.
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read all of David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter books, so I tried Fade to Black, described as a "thriller." No, a very well-written, quick-paced police procedural.

Rosenfelt adds so many characters and possible connections among them that a detective explains at the end:
"...[T]hey were hoping that we would nail Person One on the Person Two kidnapping. Then, they'd have killed Person Three, so Person Four would be in charge. When that wasn't working as fast as they needed it to, they used Person
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love David Rosenfelt’s Andy Carpenter novels, and this new series looks like a winner, too. Doug, a New Jersey cop with retrograde amnesia from being shot in the line of duty, and fellow offers Nate and Jessie, are interested in an ostensibly cold case when new information comes to light. What really happened to Rita Carlisle three years ago? Was the man convicted of her disappearance and murder really guilty? And what nefarious deeds connect the NJ and Vegas mobs? A welcome addition to the ...more
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Doug Brock a New Jersey State police officer along with his partner Nate
And girl friend Jessie Allen are on a case again and wanting to solve these
murders. Doug still has problems remembering due to amnesia. This is
another great story with short chapters, good plot, wit,and yes even a dog-
Jessie”s dog Bobo.It is fast paced, well written and will definitely keep you
reading. I like this new series and characters and look forward to the next

Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good thriller. But, Rosenfelt does a great job combining the healthcare industry, crime bosses, Vegas casinos, and Doug Brock (with his partners Jessie and Nate) into a believable story.. I quite enjoyed reading the book one and this one was OK an overall enjoyable book,
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I recently discovered this Author, and I really like his stories! He adds a little dry humor into his stories that makes the main characters amusing. I have also enjoyed listening to the Narrators he uses.
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, mystery
I like the suspense and didn't see that coming! The east-west mafia plot was a turn off for me personally (I'm just not into it) but overall an entertaining book.
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is the second in a series featuring New Jersey Homicide Detective Doug Brock. I was initiated into the series by the third installment, Black and Blue, but going backwards in the series didn’t make any difference in my ability to enjoy the book. (It might have, however, if I had a better memory, but - in this case, at least - my inability to retain the plots of so many books worked out fine.)

Alas, memory is Doug’s problem too. Doug was shot in the line of duty and now has retrograde
Stanley McShane
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
This series, Book 2, revolves around Doug Brock, a New Jersey state police lieutenant who was shot in the line of duty. He recovered, but without ten years of his memory. He remembers little bits and pieces from time to time and has gotten back together with his former fiancé. In continuing to recover, he joined an amnesia support group. One of the members, however, brings him a private matter which begins to look suspiciously like a miscarriage of justice--involving his former police self.

Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to preview Fade to Black by David Rosenfeldt.
Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter is one of my favorite characters, but Doug Brock is a close second.. I read the first Brock book a few years ago, but this can serve as a stand alone book.
Doug Brock is a police officer who has lost his memory due to a high profile case. He is working on getting his memory back with little progress.
A man approaches him and tells him that he may have killed a young woman a few years
Nov 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Never having read Rosenfelt before I had no expectations going into this novel. I’d like to give the book a higher rating as I did like the story line; however, there were too many things that disturbed me about this novel. Maybe growing up in a law enforcement family and working inside a PD over the years I found a few things very hard to believe and swallow. For instance….what police force would let any officer with prior amnesia investigate a case the magnitude of this story line? Where were ...more
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this sequel to Blackout, Detective Doug Brock continues to deal with his memory that's missing 10 years by attending meetings of a support group of amnesia victims. One of the other members, Sean Connor, asks Doug to look into a possible murder that he questions but doesn't remember committing. Doug arrested the victim's fiancee but it's one of those cases in the 10 year period that he doesn't remember. Doug is ready to tell Sean the case is closed when Sean's head is found but not the rest ...more
Doug Brock is slowing recovering his memory after a near-death experience stopping a terrorist attack. His fall off a balcony caused a 10 year memory gap. He is attending group 'amnesia' sessions as he slowly rebuilds his memory. One of the people he helped put away , John Nicholson was accused of killing his girl friend Rita Carlisle. Now some new twists to this old case are rearing some bad memories. A man named Sean Connor approaches Doug with the promise of new information about the Carlisle ...more
David Rough
Doug Brock, a lieutenant in the New Jersey State Police Department is returning to work still suffering from amnesia involving the last 10 years of memories. Sean Connor, a financial consultant, is part of Brock’s amnesia recovery group and conveys his concerns about his possible involvement in the disappearance of Rita Carlisle, a hospital administrator. Brock was part of the investigation but cannot remember any of the details of the case. Doug wants to reopen the cold case only to find out ...more
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
One of the most fascinating things I find about author David Rosenfelt is how he so easily slides from writing as the voice of defense attorney, Andy Carpenter, to writing as the voice of police detective, Doug Brock. To paraphrase Sesame Street, one of those things is definitely not like the other.

I enjoyed Fade to Black, the second Doug Brock novel and am on hold with my library for the third, Black and Blue. Doug has returned to work, has clearly recovered his sass and has almost recovered
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Doug Brock (3 books)
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