The Last Mile - David Baldacci

The Last Mile

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,173 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • Outstanding

    5
    By ReporterOMA
    Literally could not put it down. Dead serious. Stayed up until the wee hours of the morning the other day because I was that hooked. So, so good. Well done, David.
  • This will be my last Baldacci book

    1
    By Tim From Aitkin
    Absolutely horrible. Too many hours I'll never get back! Loaded with ridiculous football metaphors and analogies that those of us who actually played football would never use. The story jumps all over and stretches common sense. Why wouldn't the evidence be hidden in a globe? That's always happening! Too many silly leaps such as that to count. I'm giving up on this writer...
  • Great!

    5
    By Connelly fan
    Super fast read - finished in a weekend. Great escape. A page turner. Surprising twists but not so much that you can't catch the clues.
  • The Last Mile, one of the best of 2016

    5
    By texasfan2011
    I read Ben Coes, Jonathan Hart, Daniel Silva, Lee Child and other David Baldacci books (Camel Club series and Will Robie series). This is one of my favorites and top 3 of the 50 books I have read this year. It is a seriously good book with an unusual story line and interesting characters. If I had known how much I would enjoy The Last Mile, I would have read the series in order. I skipped Memory Man, the first book in the series, because the main character was not particularly likable or intriguing in the free sample. The free sample for The Last Mile was not much better. I am glad that I went back and read all of the reviews and decided to make the purchase based on favorable reviews and my experience with other Baldacci books. I don't usually buy books at $14.99 plus tax. It was quite good and worth every penny.
  • The Last Mile

    4
    By Mocha Dog
    Good character development and pace.
  • The Last Mile

    5
    By PushpushStable
    Get a good night of sleep, clear your calendar,and find a comfortable spot. Don't worry about possible distractions. Nothing will tear you away from this wonderfully written book.
  • first time reader of david Baldacci

    4
    By happy766
    first time reading a david baldacci. i enjoyed the book
  • Twisty

    4
    By Toni FGMAMTC
    At first I thought this book wasn’t anything special. Usually I really like this author so I was surprised by how average it felt. Then the twists kicked it, and I was fairly stunned by the directions it took. This installment didn’t seem like it focused quite a much on Decker’s unique ability/disorder as the first book, but he did amazing work figuring everything out. The Last Mile was a win for me. I’m looking forward to more in this series and more from this author.
  • The Last Mile

    4
    By Knightsbane
    Author engages the reader in this tale from start to finish made for a good read. Main characters are fleshed out making the reader eager to read "what happens next", even when it's not "plot driven". Enough twists & turns to easily qualify as a "who done it". The " why" had its own surprises. Nothing's perfect, but I'd definitely read next book in Decker series.
  • Good not great

    3
    By Mfanninjr
    Not bad, not great. Loved a lot of the early chapters, anticipation grew, and then he rushed through the resolution. Never went in to detail about the downfall of the villains, which based on the setup, would have been fascinating.