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.
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“Those are the rules,” he said. “People mess with me, they find that out pretty damn quick.”
FIVE SOLID STARS, YES!!!
Once again, Lee Child has delivered another winner with this smashing mystery/suspense/thriller story. Normally I’m a bit leery about picking up a book that is over 500 pages long. I would say most of the novels I’ve read are between 250 and 350 p ...more
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 which ...more
Oh, where to begin? First, I'm now convinced Child is paid per word--nothing else excuses the descriptions: "He did this, and this other thing, and this other thing, and then this other thing. She felt one way, and another way, and another way that's actually the same thing as the first two ways, but phrased a little differently. He went into the bedroom, and he saw a bedspread, a lamp, a bedside table, a window, a cat, a rug." Come on.
But really, I have no problem generally ...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
Neke navedene "jedinice" drugih recenzenata nikako ne stoje, ovo je četvrta Jackova knjiga - nastavak prošle što se tiče njegove socijalizacije (cura, stalno prebivalište...) s dobrim rješenjima (znajući kako postoji još hrpa "lutalica" knjiga), OK twistovi, ma baš sasvim solidno.
Kad se čita "bezmozgovna" literatura treba biti i svjestan toga te se osloboditi nekih većih očekivanja i samo se opustiti.
Sinoć sam gledao zadnji "Tomojle Krstaš" film - puno, puno slabije od knji ...more
"Vodka helped create some of the greatest fiction we've ever read" - some quote by someone, somewhere, after a bottle.
To give Lee Childs his due, he is excellent writer of popcorn fiction - you know, the tough-guy-with-his-own-rules character. I'm a big fan of Jack Reacher and his on goings. The Visitor is slightly different to the other three Reacher novels in the sense Jack isn't smashing people's faces up so much, it's more a direct murder/mystery ...more
Still, mostly I like these. I can go a good solid 4 stars here. As the books go along there always seems to be (to me anyway) times where Jack just doesn't make a lot of sense within his own story/plot/personality. I mean (I say that a lot don't I?) I get the "freedom" of being a rootless drifte ...more
Bubblegum fiction at its best I suppose. Writing a review of a book like this a week after reading it is not a wise idea as I don’t really recall all the events. What I do recall is that I enjoyed the overall plot more than the last one. A mysterious character going around killing ex-army people which leads the FBI to think it is Jack Reacher for him to then pick up the case to try and solve it (which of course he does). The characters are the same as in the other books, the writing is the s ...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
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
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
Narrator: Dick Hill
I've tried the first three books, DNF book 2 and 3, didn't like the first. This one surprised me by how much I was enjoying it and for that I could give it 5 stars. I won't because I found the portrayal of the FBI a little unbelievable. Of course I may be wrong and the FBI - routinely or not - threatens American citizens if they do not cooperate but at this point in my life the FBI have been good guys.
I liked that this was more of a murder ...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
I think I had a feeling in the back of my mind about how the killer was murdering the women but I had a huge shock when the killer was revealed.
I'll keep listening to these on Audio because they're easy and quick, but I won't be expecting much story wise.
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