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Nothing to Lose by Lee Child
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Jan 10, 2012

really liked it
Read in January, 2012

Books in the Lee Child's Reacher series end up competing with themselves. Jack Reacher, as a character, has been created in such a wonderful manner, oozing such charm, and a kind of arrogance coupled with a no-nonsense attitude to bring down the bad guys, that it is difficult to not want to be on those adventurous journeys he so regularly takes. The only problem lies that once you complete one journey, you want the other one to be better and the next one to be even better and so on... Lee Child, I feel has delivered that to a large extent. He has grown as an author and along with his books Jack Reacher has grown as a character, almost to assume a larger-than-life role for many readers. Nothing to Lose remains true to those characteristics of Reacher, this time throwing in the admirable character of the lady Inspector Vaughan as an accomplice. Reacher is out to figure out what is going on behind the scenes in the small town called Despair from where he has been thrown out as a vagrant. The book starts off at a much slower pace but keeps on building up to reach a rather pulsating finish. What this book does lack though is that the importance of the on-going crime hits the readers way later in the book and till then it all appears like a relatively mundane problem as compared to the situations Reacher has found himself in other books. But having said that, one still is aroused at each page to know what Reacher will do in the next page, and that is the kind of writing Lee Child excels in... Waiting to read more of this series!
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