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The Last Mile
The Last Mile | David Baldacci
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In his #1 New York Times bestseller Memory Man, David Baldacci introduced the extraordinary detective Amos Decker-the man who can forget nothing. Now, Decker returns in a spectacular new thriller . . . THE LAST MILE 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. Amos Decker, newly hired on an FBI special task force, takes an interest in Mars's case after discovering the striking similarities to his own life: Both men were talented football players with promising careers cut short by tragedy. Both men's families were brutally murdered. And in both cases, another suspect came forward, years after the killing, to confess to the crime. A suspect who may or may not have been telling the truth. The confession has the potential to make Melvin Mars--guilty or not--a free man. Who wants Mars out of prison? And why now? But when a member of Decker's team disappears, it becomes clear that something much larger--and more sinister--than just one convicted criminal's life hangs in the balance. Decker will need all of his extraordinary brainpower to stop an innocent man from being executed.
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Amoon
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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.

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Bklover
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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?

toofondofbooks I live in Southern Mississippi 😁 5mo
Bklover @toofondofbooks I went to Ocean Springs to pick up my daughter, who was visiting a friend. Hope you don‘t get too much rain this weekend! 5mo
toofondofbooks @Bklover cool! We live close to Hattiesburg. So far it's just showers 5mo
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Heideschrampf I like the camel club series and pulled best i think, though theyre all kind a the same. But who cares? 5mo
Bklover @toofondofbooks Good! Stay safe! 5mo
Bklover @Heideschrampf I‘ll have to try that series. You‘re right, they‘re kind of similar, but when you‘re in the mood for a fun Baldacci you can usually count on them! 5mo
Heideschrampf @Bklover exactly, that's what you came for after all! 5mo
Dragon I really enjoyed 5mo
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seydoggy
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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.

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Velvetsun
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My audiobook and a diamond painting. A perfect Saturday. 😊

Karkar Do you like diamond painting? I looked at a couple of them, but had never heard of anyone doing them. 8mo
Velvetsun @Karkar I love diamond painting. It‘s helped a lot with my stress and anxiety. 😊 8mo
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MarcieP
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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

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Heideschrampf
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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.

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Atticus6905
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#teamAmosDecker....what a series...

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transemr
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I listened to the audiobook of Memory Man and loved Amos Decker as a character, but hated the narration. Looking forward to focusing more on the character and less on the spitty narrator.

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intothehallofbooks
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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!

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intothehallofbooks
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Just started the second Amos Decker book! Hoping it‘s as good as the first one🤞🏻

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amsu311
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#Goodreads2018ReadingChallenge
My 70th book this year...

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Pearrr
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Ehhhhh not as good as the first book in this series. I will say the audiobook made my work commute so much better though! Lol #atlantatraffic #inthecarforever

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kricheal
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I enjoyed this mystery much more than I thought I was going to. Lots of twists and turns up until the very end!

Andrew65 I agree, I really enjoyed this too. 2y
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kricheal
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Starting this on #overdrive next

Andrew65 I really enjoyed this, in fact more than the first one. 2y
RaimeyGallant Baldacci keeps getting pushed down my TBR. It's not fair to him. ;) 2y
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Skeeterisme
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Loved this installment in the Amos Decker series.

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Kate-14
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"Never lead with your head. It's not worth it."

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Kate-14
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Kate-14
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His life was over before it even started.

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Kate-14
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That's when he'd realized that human beings, for better or worse, were undeniably social creatures. Without interaction they went mad.

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
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daf_fields
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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.

daf_fields This is such a well-written, timely book that I can't help.but groan audibly at some of the despicable characters: ignorant, close-minded and responsible for contemporary backwards thinking. 3y
daf_fields Finished it...great ending! 3y
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Andrew65
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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.

squirrelbrain I agree @Andrew65. Whilst I enjoyed the first book in the series I thought that this one was even better. I enjoyed the relationships developing between the different team members and look forward to seeing how these progress. 3y
Andrew65 @squirrelbrain Me too. Hoping to get to book 3 in the next couple of months. 3y
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Andrew65
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“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' ?

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Andrew65
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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.

DeborahSmall Loved this one too 3y
Andrew65 @DeborahSmall I love the main character, but it must be a total nightmare to remember everything and not be able to shut off that voice in your head. There are things we all want to forget! 3y
DeborahSmall Definitely, I love Amos as a character. I've read all of Baldacci's books apart from his most recent. I think this series and the Will Robie are my favourite 3y
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Andrew65 @deborahsmall Have only read this series, 4 of the King and Maxwell books and the first John Puller book. Definitely want to get to the Will Robie books as I've heard good things about them. 3y
DeborahSmall His standalones are excellent. He wrote 2 in a series year ago and hasn't went further, main character called Shaw. I'm not at home so don't have the books to hand but one of them is called Deliver us From Evil. I think if he'd carried on with that series it would have been the best. I'm going home this evening for a few hours. I'll tag what I think are his best standalone novels 3y
Andrew65 @DeborahSmall Thanks Deborah that would be great. I did actually read one of his standalones a few years ago that I really enjoyed, but was quite a different type of book. 3y
DeborahSmall This is the only one I haven't read!' 3y
Andrew65 @DeborahSmall I have to say Wish You Well was excellent! Very different, it almost had a bit of the Grapes of Wrath feel about it. I had heard that schools (possibly in the US) were using it as a set text for their students. Not surprised there is plenty of depth and discussion that could be had about it. Could easily be called a classic in the future and very different to his other books. 3y
Andrew65 @DeborahSmall Thanks a lot for these. 😊 I have reserved Absolute Power from the library which I should get on the 4th or 5th May. 3y
DeborahSmall I'll order it and give it a go. The Winners was the book that got me into Baldacci 3y
Andrew65 @DeborahSmall Hope you like it. It was Wish You Well that was my first David Baldacci and likewise made me want to read more of him. 3y
DeborahSmall Another couple of books I love set around the White House are by Brad Meltzer, The First Counsel and The Tenth Justice is set in the Supreme Court 3y
Andrew65 Have not read these Brad Meltzer books but did enjoy The Book of Fate and The Book of Lies. Despite the similar titles they are not connected. 3y
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Ameerhamzaasif
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"Sometimes the truth hurts more than not knowing."

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Ameerhamzaasif
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A compulsive read. 29% down.

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Aim4theNeck
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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.

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MaryAnn1
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I love a good who-done-it! This book follows Memory Man and revolves around protagonist, Amos Decker. Who doesn't love a big teddy bear type with a sympathetic past and a huge heart?

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Bobm
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So so predictable

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Jennifer_BookishDevices
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Baldacci never disappoints. I love his newest hero, Amos Decker!

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Pelican71
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Quick road trip 🚗. I usually don't listen to audiobooks, but my passengers will be asleep soon which means I need entertainment.

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Suzi
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Go for it!

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Bookiologist
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This is one of my favourite David Baldacci books. It just kept me turning the pages; unputdownable! 🤓

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Maggie1
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This book is great. I am at 95% and there are still loose ends to be tied up. Baldacci has done it again!

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eolibrary
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One of our managers is currently listening to the audiobook. She says (and I quote), "I can't wait to hop in my truck every day! It's that good!"

Andrew65 I can relate to that! 3y
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suvata
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Doing a little mainstream reading. I loved The Memory Man and this is book 2 in that series. Yay!

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