For Jack Reacher being invisible has become a habit.
He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as bouncer in a strip club in Key West.
He doesn’t want to be found.
But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off. It’s time to head north.
Who is trying to find him and why?
Point of view:
3rd person. Multiple perspectives.
I enjoyed this – but it felt more like a romantic suspense instead of thriller. Which is a genre I enjoy, just not quite what I was expecting here. Reacher & Jodie reconnecting and working through their assumptions about the other really impacted the pacing.
I did enjoy the mystery aspect. The villain was a good mix of psychological & physical threats. My favorite part was probably Marilyn, she was awesome.
While Reacher triumphs in the end, I do wish Child had done more to wrap up the Chester & Marilyn part of the story.
Johnathan McClain does a good job again. I like his narration, especially Reacher’s quirky nature and internal musings.
About the author:
Lee Child was born October 29th, 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV’s “golden age.” During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker. But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars’ worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series.
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About the narrator:
You can connect with Johnathan McClain here:
My Favorite Quotes
I’m afraid he was really our last hope. – Tripwire by @LeeChildReacher #Audiobook narrated by @misterjmcclain #JackReacher #FBI #Thriller #SuspenseTweet
Marilyn took charge. She felt she was the strong one. – Tripwire by @LeeChildReacher #Audiobook narrated by @misterjmcclain #JackReacher #FBI #Thriller #SuspenseTweet