Fade to Black

Fade to Black

Book - 2018
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In Fade to Black, the thrilling sequel to Blackout from David Rosenfelt, policeman Doug Brock helps a fellow victim of amnesia untangle a murder case and discovers he may not be as distant as he thinks.

After getting shot in the line of duty, New Jersey state police officer Doug Brock has been busy rebuilding his life. He's reunited with his fiancé and started to get some of his memories back. He hopes he can continue to recover with the help of an amnesia support group and that the damage from his past isn't permanent.

It isn't until fellow group member Sean Conner approaches him after a meeting that Doug realizes the trouble is just beginning. Sean has discovered in his attic what can only be called a scrapbook of a murder victim, but he has no recollection of the girl's identity or why he might have gathered this information. Doug agrees to help and convinces his captain to open what had been a cold case. When he discovers that he had a personal connection to this case, suddenly he's questioning everything he thought he knew about the case, about Sean, and about his own past.

In the next page-turning thriller by David Rosenfelt, Doug Brock is back to delight readers and keep them guessing until the end.

Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250133120
Characteristics: 308 pages


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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.

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.

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

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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