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It‘s been a slow reading month so far but, it appears that my reading mojo has returned🥳🤓📚 Gonna start this one off while enjoying a cup of☕️😏
Books Read: 35
Books read from physical tbr: 6
Books bought: 5
Current tbr count: 679
Not a great month for reading books off my shelves, but I ended the month with one book less than I started it with, so I'll count that a win.
Best of March: The Amos Decker Books by Baldacci
Worst of March: The Pendergast Books. The last two have just been so disappointing.
#FabulousFebruary #Readathon is off to a slow start. 😪 I set my goal high because of lots of downtime after knee replacement surgery but wasn‘t counting on scrambled brain from my meds. 😵💫 I‘ve been able to read about ten pages of Olympus, Texas, and listen to a couple of hours of The Last Mile while getting in my “exercise”. Missy Jo is taking good care of me though!
🎧 interesting audiobook has a male & female narrator. Typical decent Amos Decker story from Baldacci. I‘ve got three more to go. 😁 Decker never forgets and that makes solving a murder just a matter of time. There are adult situations, language & graphic descriptions of ick. The murder mystery spans a couple generations. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I loved this book and found out it‘s part of a series which features Amos Decker - due to a freak football injury he has perfect memory, so he is the best detective.
He takes on the case of Melvin Mars, college super football player who is framed for the murder of his parents.
Great characters and plot twists. Like the best Baldacci, can‘t put it down.
This one got me home on the long drive from southern Mississippi to Illinois. This is probably my favorite Baldacci series so far. This is the second, and was just as good as the first. Any Baldacci fans out there? What‘s your favorite series?
I picked up The Last Mile by David Baldacci at a drug store a while back, thinking it would be a good read at a cottage some summer, some light fluff I could take or leave.
It turns out I really enjoyed the book. It has fairly balanced character development, everyone is a feel good character, no giant plot holes, not a lot of friction when reading. Which might be my only criticism, it can feel a little too easy to read at times. Too formulaic.
Entertaining and enlightening, The Last Mile is a rich novel that has much to offer.
Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution,for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier,when he's granted an unexpected reprieve. Another man has confessed to the crime! #crimenovel #crimesuspense #bookrecommendation #booklovers
Anoher of my mom‘s #easylistening audiobooks. This one sees the protagonist better established in his surroundings (abd a cute new bromance), though the case itself is a harebrained sequence of conjectures and guesswork that happen to come true. This is so far off reasonable FBI work (or logic) that i cannot help but ask myself why Baldacci turned away from his usual oedipal superhero towards football fan fic...meh.
A complex plot with lots of details and twists. It really took off just after the halfway point with new details involving the accused‘s parents that I wasn‘t expecting at all, but kept me invested.
Amos Decker is a great character. So entertaining, with his ability to remember every detail about everything, always. Love the characters in here, including the accused Melvin Mars. Looking forward to the next installment. Also, I enjoyed the audio!
I really appreciate that this book and its prequel, Memory Man, explore synesthesia, one of my favorite literary devices and an absolutely fascinating psychological condition.
Read this in quick order as I was enjoying it so much! I think this was a much better book than the first book in the series. I liked the opening to the book which hooked me and all the intrigue that went on after it. Quite a complex plot but seemed so simple by the end. I particularly enjoyed the group of characters pulled together for this one. Certainly scope for a longer series. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. 4.5 Stars.
“I think you were a little harsh back there, Decker. Why come down on him like a ton of bricks?”
“You think it‘s better to give him false hope?”
“You can use some tact.”
“I don‘t have any. And Melvin‘s already lost twenty years of his life."
Lol, love this sequence of dialogue, 'tact, I don't have any' ?
As part of travelling on Sunday and my commute to work book, I have been listening to The Last Mile,book 2 in the Amos Decker series. I read and enjoyed book 1, The Memory Man, but so far enjoying this one more - a very good start to it. Quite a different feel to the first book. Enjoying the narrators.
This author has a new fan... Me.
This story was equally as gripping as the first in the series. I was constantly guessing the "who dun it?" and why?, even when I'd had to put it down. I couldn't get the story out of my mind until I'd turned that last page. I want to know what case Amos Decker is going to take on next and if we'll see anything more from 'Mellow'. Unfortunately the next book isn't out yet, I just hope Mr Baldacci is working on it.