Reading

Redemption – David Baldacci | A Book Review

Title: Redemption

Author: David Baldacci

Genre: Thriller

About the book: It’s the fifth novel in a series following Amos Decker, a football player turned detective after a head injury cut his NFL career short. A man named Meryl Hawkins who was convicted of four murders thirteen years ago asks Decker to clear his name.

I received an advanced review copy from Hachette in exchange for an honest review.

First impressions: I’ve enjoyed books by Baldacci in the past, so I was excited to read his latest novel. I like the title, cover, and premise.

Characters: The characters grew on me. They’re all flawed in some way. Decker is a complicated character with a difficult past.

Quote:

“I let circumstances beyond my control define me.”

Writing: The short chapters that end on cliffhangers help build suspense. I also loved the back and forth banter between characters. Baldacci does dialogue so well. He balances the darker scenes with light moments.

Final thoughts: The plot unfolded at a quick pace. Even though the ending ties up loose ends, I was left wanting more.

I suggest reading the previous books first because the book references past events. That said, it’s still possible to follow along. I highly recommend Redemption if you’re a fan of fast thrillers.


Do you have an arc or galley I should read? Check out my Book Review Policy.

Feel free to add me as a friend on Goodreads to keep up with what I’m reading.

This post contains affiliate links to Book Depository. If you make a purchase through them, I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks!

2 thoughts on “Redemption – David Baldacci | A Book Review

Speak your mind!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.