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Accidental reading but well worth it!,
This review is from: The Visitor: (Jack Reacher 4) (Paperback)
Lee Child has created a masterpice with this book.
Ex-Military Policeman Jack Reacher is arrested by the FBI for a murder he didn't commit. When he finally proves his innocence, the FBI recruit him to try and catch the real killer. So begins a complicated web of events involving the military, the FBI and the Mafia that leaves everyone (including the reader) amazed once the facts are revealed.
I picked up this book completely by accident, it was a freebie given to me by some at the branch of Waterston's that I currently work for. At first glance I took it to be one of those trashy novels that I usually throw on a shelf and ignore. However after only reading a few pages I was totally hooked. This is the first Lee Child book that i've ever read but i've already started looking for more. The book is superb, its not only a "who-dunnit" but it's also a "how-dunnit". Child leaves you with only very sketchy details as to who is committing the multiple murders and also how they are committing them. Even better is the use of red-herrings to attempt to throw you off the scent. I'm usually fairly quick at picking up key details but in this case I was left almost totally in the dark until very nearly the last page. Unlike some other books, the plot never becomes far-fetched or unlikly to happen in real life. Child keeps a firm and steady grip on his characters, never loosing sight of where they are and what they are capable of.
All in all, well worth a read. I'd reccomend it for fans of Lee Child and new readers as well.
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Initial post: 12 Sep 2013 17:04:20 BDT
You should definitely read more of his work - they're very good. One Shot's my personal favourite.
Posted on 21 Nov 2013 20:08:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Nov 2013 20:09:47 GMT
Just to let you know (as you worked in a book shop)..................recommend (not with 2cs) and losing (not with 2 O's)
Common errors these days( from old timer ). Still thanks for your comments Mr Shields.
Posted on 23 Jul 2015 10:40:33 BDT
Blues Brother says:
This is a great, insightful review - reveals just enough to make us want to read! As you enjoyed this novel you should definitely check out Dead Charming -another explosive crime thriller guaranteed to have you gripped.
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