Fade to Black

Fade to Black

Large Print - 2018 | Large print edition.
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In the thrilling sequel to Blackout, New Jersey police officer Doug Brock is rebuilding his life after being shot in the line of duty. Reunited with his fiancé, he's getting some of his memories back and hopes to continue with his amnesia support group. Then a member approaches him after a meeting. Sean found a scrapbook of a murder victim in his attic, and has no recollection of the girl or why he has it. Doug convinces his captain to open the cold case, to which he had a personal connection.



Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781432853358
Branch Call Number: Large Print FIC Rosen
Characteristics: 397 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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MB_kcls
Apr 29, 2019

One of the most fascinating things I find about author David Rosenfelt is how he so easily slides from writing as the voice of defense attorney, Andy Carpenter, to writing as the voice of police detective, Doug Brock. To paraphrase Sesame Street, one of those things is definitely not like the other.

I enjoyed ‘Fade to Black’, the second Doug Brock novel and am on hold with KCLS for the third, ‘Black and Blue’. Doug has returned to work, has clearly recovered his sass and has almost recovered his reported propensity for his short temper, if not his memory of either or much else. Doug's sass is not nearly as good as Andy Carpenter's, but Doug tries hard. The liability of Doug's amnesia is also a bit of a help to him solving an unusual case. ‘Fade to Black’ has a lot of moving parts and even more misdirection, but ultimately, it's an enjoyable, quick read.
4 stars and I hope one day Andy and Doug go head to head in a case.

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Zoelexi777
Oct 24, 2018

This was a good solid read. I really enjoy Rosenfelt’s Andy Carpenter series which always includes dogs but this was new for me. I need to read the first in this series to find out how Doug Brock lost his memory.

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reader7176
Apr 08, 2018

I enjoyed reading about a policeman's recovery from an accident that wipe out most of his memory. He is helped by his girlfriend and his partner. Together they solve a series of crime that is interwoven with another crime. Good change of pace

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dubonnet
Apr 08, 2018

I have enjoyed Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series for the past several years. This is the 2nd in a new series starring cop Doug Brock. I found this a rather disappointing read. While the character has some of the wise alec attitude I admire in the Andy Carpenter series, I couldn't quite get to really like him. The story's premise has also been done many times before. I just hope the author hasn't given up on his Andy Carpenter series.

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