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Persuader (Jack Reacher, #7)
4.09
liked it
This is probably near the bottom of my list of favorite Reacher novels. Reacher goes undercover at the isolated Maine estate of a rich dude who is lik ...more
not set
Nov 18, 2015
 
Worth Dying For (Jack Reacher, #15)
4.21
really liked it
This has happened before, Reacher rescuing a small town from the oppressive rule of bullies, but the acts of villainy in this case turned out to be th ...more
not set
Jun 11, 2017
 
Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, #13)
4.17
liked it
**spoiler alert** I didn't enjoy this as much--links to 9-11 and afghanistan felt sensationalistic and irresponsible, if those are fair charges to mak ...more
not set
May 23, 2017
 
Running Blind (Jack Reacher, #4)
4.08
really liked it
Child plays around with the FBI/serial killer thriller genre in this 4th Reacher book--women scattered at the far extremes of the country are murdered ...more
not set
Nov 11, 2009
 
Savages
3.84
really liked it
A third of the way through, had to force myself to slow down so I could prolong the thrill of reading this as long as possible. Distills the themes, c ...more
Aug 06, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
 
Die Trying (Jack Reacher, #2)
4.00
really liked it
The second Reacher novel, taking place a year or so after the first. While helping a lady on crutches pick up her dropped dry-cleaning from the street ...more
not set
Oct 25, 2009
 
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1)
4.08
really liked it
A group of genetically modified winged kids between ages 6-14 try to stay out of the clutches of the sinister lab/scientists that created/raised/tortu ...more
May 04, 2010
May 13, 2010
 
The Cabinet of Curiosities (Pendergast, #3)
4.26
it was ok
The bodies of 36 murdered and dissected 19th century teenagers are uncovered at a Manhattan construction site. The utterly improbable FBI agent Pender ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 10, 2009
 
Tell No One
4.11
it was ok
He goes one or two plot twists too far in this one. Book suffered from my having watched the excellent slick French movie adaptation first.
Jul 2009
Jul 17, 2009
 
The Fifth Profession
3.98
it was ok
The first fiction book I've read in a long while. It started off like a standard, but competently executed thriller. Then, it took an unexpected and v ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2017
 
The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2)
4.20
liked it
I don't think I have the stomach to finish this series, though I do think it is excellent. This one got so brutal and relentlessly depressing and anxi ...more
not set
Aug 25, 2011
 
Skeleton Man
3.80
really liked it
One weekend, Molly's parents go out to dinner and never come back. Then a tall, gaunt man who says he's a long-lost uncle claims custody and takes her ...more
not set
Nov 23, 2008
 
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
4.04
really liked it
The first Jack Reacher novel, which finds the hero wandering the States like a tidy, blues-loving hobo after a lifetime in the army. Shortly after arr ...more
not set
Oct 25, 2009
 
Shibumi
4.22
really liked it
**spoiler alert** A spy thriller written in 1979, set in 1972, with flashbacks to the 1940s. Would not recommend for those sensitive to flamboyant gen ...more
not set
Jan 03, 2011
 
Tripwire  (Jack Reacher, #3)
4.08
liked it
Am going to give Lee Child the benefit of the doubt, and assume that he was deliberately trying to make this third Jack Reacher thriller the novel equ ...more
not set
Nov 02, 2009
 
Mixed Blood (Cape Town #1)
3.87
liked it
Set in contemporary Cape Town, South Africa, with most of the action in the lawless Cape Flats, where the apartheid regime relegated the city's non-wh ...more
not set
Feb 07, 2009
 
Bad Luck and Trouble (Jack Reacher, #11)
4.18
liked it
Reacher & pals solve the mystery of Who dropped Calvin Franz from 1000 feet with his hands tied behind his back?Child tries to rectify a sad ficti ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2015
 
The Power of the Dog
4.36
really liked it
Hyperviolent novel spanning two decades of drug trafficking between the U.S. & Mexico, with focus on four disparate individuals with intertwining ...more
not set
Nov 12, 2009
 
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
3.96
it was amazing
At least as suspenseful as the Hunger Games, though the setting stays scrubby the whole way through. The dystopian world is a tidy parallel to the Mas ...more
not set
Aug 03, 2011
 
Make Me (Jack Reacher, #20)
3.96
really liked it
The plotting of the cross-country clue-hunt is up to the standards of the better books in the series.
But what turns out to have really been happening
...more
not set
Jul 30, 2017
 
Acceleration
3.76
it was ok
A serial killer thriller for young'ns. Teen is haunted by failure to save a drowning girl the previous summer. When he finds a potential serial killer ...more
not set
Nov 09, 2008
 
Gone Girl
4.03
liked it
I don't think I could have gotten through this if I had had to read every single word. Amy and Nick were both really annoying narrators (even just dur ...more
not set
Sep 18, 2014
 
Drive (Drive, #1)
3.47
really liked it
Sallis reveals the story of Driver, this dude who used to stunt drive for movies but then switches to driving getaway vehicles for group heists, using ...more
not set
Aug 25, 2011
 
Without Fail (Jack Reacher, #6)
4.16
really liked it
Reacher assists a secret service agent and dead brother's ex to foil a plot to assassinate the vice president. Typically rad. Interesting to find out ...more
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
 
The Hard Way (Jack Reacher, #10)
4.15
really liked it
I really really enjoyed this one. Picked it up two nights ago to read before bed. Kept reading past bedtime until I gave up today and finished the rem ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2015
 
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
4.06
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Opens with British agent Leamus watching his East German contact get gunned down at the Berlin wall, the latest in a series of fatal ...more
not set
Jun 16, 2012
 
Cell
3.64
really liked it
The Stand lite. Really great as an audiobook for a long drive. Had to read the last 50 pages in book form once I got back in town. Would definitely re ...more
not set
Mar 12, 2016
 
The Neighbor (Detective D.D. Warren, #3)
4.08
it was ok
Pretty 23 year old mom goes missing. Hot husband's acting weird. They actually liken him to "McDreamy" on Grey's Anatomy. WHY DID THIS BORE ME.
not set
Jul 24, 2010
 
Company Man
3.92
A little too fast paced for me – character depth, realistic motivations are sacrificed in favor of… I’m not sure what.
not set
Oct 25, 2009
 
Echo Burning (Jack Reacher, #5)
3.98
it was ok
I am mad at how boring this was. Ugh. Chapters upon chapters of flat dialogue with some lady you don't care about from the first. The Reacher books ar ...more
not set
Jan 19, 2010
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