For the Family Day long weekend, I wanted a novel that would be quick and easy to read. My intention was to spend some time on the sofa reading and I wished for a story I could complete by the time I had to go back to work. When I looked at the books lining my shelf, the choice was easy – I grabbed David Baldacci’s The Last Mile.
The novel features a character I have met before in Baldacci’s novels – Amos Decker, a detective who has a perfect memory. In this tale, he is hired onto an FBI special task force. With the new team, he is able to take on the case of Melvin Mars, a man who is saved from the lethal injection on Death Row when another man confesses to the murder for which he was charged.
As with all of Baldacci’s novels, the action in this story does not stop. Using his memory and logical mind, Decker thinks of scenarios that can help keep Mars from returning to prison. With the help of the new FBI task force, and Melvin Mars himself, the past is uncovered bit by bit. I chose well, and this novel was a quick read that kept me interested in the story right until the end. Readers of thrillers will love this tale not only because it is action-packed but also because it is well-written.
Have you read any of the Amos Decker stories?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018
(This novel was the ninth in my 50 book pledge for 2018)