Running Blind (Jack Reacher #4)
Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is the man they all knew: Jack Reacher.
The story starts off in an exciting way with thugs demanding payoffs from a new restaurant owner. Reacher likes the restaurant and takes action. That was fun. But after that there was very little action, not enough. It was a long, drawn out process trying to solve the murders, but no one figured anything out until the very end. I’m reminded of the Michael Connelly books whic...more
Reacher is a former Army MP (a major) who is brought in by the F.B.I. because someone is murdering women from his past. The Bureau quickly blackmails Reacher into helping them with their investigation before the seriel killer can strike again.
I think the most impressive thing about this no...more
Another thing that becomes quickly apparent is that while these books are fun, popcorn reads, Lee Child has little, if any, interest in long-term continuity. I says this because I came to the end of Tripwire with Reacher inhe...more
But really, I have no problem generally with the Jack Reache...more
Seriously, THIS IS THE ONE TO AVOID IN THE SERIES! It's OMG stupid! If I told the heart of the mystery you wouldn't believe it, thinking it's the plot from some 3rd-rate Karloff movie from the 1930s, but once...more
I would have abandoned this in disgust by half way if it were not for my sheer determination to finish it - just in case the author redeemed himself. But he didn't.
I really wanted this to be good - I like Jack Reacher books - or at least I have until this one. There was nothing in the previous books to suggest that I would tire of the main character or the stor...more
Unfortunately, this one just is pretty bad. Better than the bad books of most other writers, this one still falls short on most marks.
Given, it is fun to see Reacher beat up on bad dudes, which he does with aplomb. However, the bad guys here are so predictable that the big surprise ending is evident from the character's initial introduction....more
Lee Child has created an unforgettable and unique character in his creation of Jack Reacher. Jack seems to implicitly understand that he is a unique animal/human running around on this planet and that in spite of social con...more
This one you may figure out-- but you will have to admit -- he keeps you guessing -- and --were you right? and about what?
I am off to read his enxt...more
One thing that does bother me about Jack is that he only travels with a toothbrush and he is away for days at a time. Never a me...more
My issue with this is that in a previous book, he more or less made allies for life with the FBI since he rescued one of their top agents, so how is it in this book, the FBI is basicall...more
Having said that, I think that The Visitor is probably the best Reacher book I have read so far. It seemed quieter than the others, less crash-bang and more quiet detective work. Sure, Reacher...more
Oh, wait; so is the hero of the book.
Come to think of it, so is the plot.
If you are a fan of Jack Reacher, US Army (Retired), drifter, loner, near-giant on oh-so-many levels, apparently...then snuggle into the choir seats and enjoy. You will even have a movie to go to soon, somehow starring Tom Cruise. How will they add 18 inches,...more
First of all, what and amazing ending!! I had a moment whilst reading that I had the answer in my hands but Lee Child is so damn good at what he does he made me second guess my instincts.
I love Jack Reacher, he's amazingly smart and strong and witty and sexy as hell, in my mind anyway, so it's always always always a pleasure.
(Any Harlan Coben fans out there?? Are you too thinking of Myron Bolitar whenever...more
Hoo, boy, Jack is between a rock and a harder place. And with a little help from Child, Jack pulls the wool over their eyes and exposes the true killer. Somehow, I knew who it was, but I just couldn't figure it out. Not until the end when the truth had to be spoon fed me! Looking back, all the clues were there. I was just too busy racing through the pages to find out wh...more