Book Reviews of Running Blind (Jack Reacher, Bk 4) (aka The Visitor)

Running Blind (Jack Reacher, Bk 4) (aka The Visitor)
Running Blind - Jack Reacher, Bk 4 - aka The Visitor
Author: Lee Child
ISBN-13: 9780425206232
ISBN-10: 0425206238
Publication Date: 9/6/2005
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
Think Bruce Willis and you have this fellow tagged! I really enjoy this author, but would personally like to be the proofreader for him! In the middle I would like to cut lots of wordy paragraphs, even though I like the rough and tumble, and tattered hero, fewer words in explantion would help him out!
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Helpful Score: 4
I discovered Lee Child through Paperback Swap, and I can't get enough of his books. Usually when you read several books by the same author they begin to blend into each other...not Lee Child. The endings are always a suprise. It is hard to put his books down! This book, Running Blind, is the third of his I have read and the best so far.
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent book--one of Lee Child's best! Fantastic ending!
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Helpful Score: 3
Never saw the ending coming. Women "drowned" in military-colored green paint with no other indication of cause of death. Reacher is "persuaded" to help find the killer; he also struggles with whether to stay in a relationship with Jodie, the one he truly connected to, or to move on in his oh-so-familiar nomadic ways.
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Helpful Score: 3
I thought I had this one figured out several times, and was wrong wrong wrong! skillful snarl of details that mislead and puzzle until it all comes together. Brilliantly written with engaging characters and an amazing plot. Totally a page turner.
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Helpful Score: 3
Every time I read a Jack Reacher novel I think "this one is the best." And they are all fabulous. But, honestly, I think this one is the winner - so far. It kept me guessing all the way through and I never, even remotely, guessed how it would end. I'm absolutely positive you'll love this book.
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Helpful Score: 3
Note: This is the same book as Running Blind (literally, just renamed and published under a different publisher), so if you've read Running Blind, you've read this. That said, Lee Child is awesome! If you're looking for a good action hero AND a really well written novel, here you go. I'm totally in love with Jack Reacher.
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Helpful Score: 3
BEWARE!! This the same book as "Running Blind" by Lee Child, but with a different title!!
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Helpful Score: 2
This is good story, as usual a bit too wordy. Lot of detail about guns. Reacher is an odd guy but likable.
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Helpful Score: 2
Book Four in the Jack Reacher series. A bit more cerebral than the three previous, and perhaps more introspective for our hero. My favorite so far. The final twist will make you want to go back and read the whole novel again, just to "see"... (I had to resist the temptation, since I already had the next installment ready and waiting!)
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Helpful Score: 2
Fairly typical Jack Reacher book. I managed to figure this one out.
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Helpful Score: 1
Who can't like Jack Reacher books.......another good one
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Helpful Score: 1
I'm really enjoying this series of books. It kept my attention & was hard to put down. Was not as predictable as I thought, maybe a little. A very fast & enjoyable read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Fast paced. Child creates interesting characters in a story that you may figure out "who done it" before the end but you're not sure why. A good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
From 2000, this is the third or fourth installment in the gripping Jack Reacher series. Great plot, solid characters, and an amazing twist at the end make this one a true page-turner. I hated to put it down; hated to finish the last page. What a wild ending! Onward to the next one now. Four stars, at least.
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A fun read. Jack Reacher works to outwit the FBI while solving a string of murders - both plot lines are enjoyable, full of twists and cunning detecive work. My favorite of his first 4 Reacher novels.

3.5 stars out of 5
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Just as good as the other Reacher novels
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I highly recommend Running Blind to mystery/thriller lovers. I AM in the process of reading all the Jack Reacher novels. This book is compelling and well written. I recommend it highly. Lee Child Has a style of writing that keeps you on the edge of your seat looking forward to the next surprising twist.
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Interesting fast paced suspense. Excellent characters A jack Reacher thriller.
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I love this character! Jack Reacher was in the military and now that he is out he does what he wants, he travels with a fold up toothbrush in his pocket and he can get into some of the strangest situations. Lee Child has created a character that once you start a book you won't be able to put it down, so much happens in these situations.
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Great, fast paced thriller!
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This author is the best thriller writer. He keeps you involved in the book from begining to end and you won't want to put it down. I have read every single book of his; they are each so great and different from each other but all of them have his Signicture character Jack Reacher ex military cop dude in them. This guy rocks. Hope you choose to enjoy this book.
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Jack Reacher is a stand up guy even with personal relationships as it turns out. I really like Running Blind even though I fingered the killer early on. Interesting read.
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I really liked this book.
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Two former Army women are killed. Reacher had known both of them professionally,when he was an M.P. An FBI profiler tabs Reacher as a suspect. The ensuing story takes you coast-to-coast several times, and leaves you with a nasty twist at the end. My 5th Reacher novel, but not my last!
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Great book as are all Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels.
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Another super Jack Reacher action thriller. This one has Reacher being entrapped by the FBI to help them solve a crime by a serial killer against women who were sexually harassed while in the military. This one has a good twist at the end but the mysterious method of how the women were killed is somewhat obvious. I've been reading the Reacher books in order and this one did not disappoint! Looking forward to reading number 5 - Echo Burning.
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Another brilliant Lee Child book. For those that are familiar with Child, you'll still be in love with his books. For newbies to Child, give him a try. His character Jack Reacher is one that you will want more of in the future.
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Across the country, women are being murdered, victims of a clever killer who leaves no trace evidence, no fatal wonds, and no clues to an apparent motive. There's one thing that links the victims and that's Jack Reacher who's now being watched by the FBI. Great 4th book of Lee Child's and one you don't want to miss as Jack uses his military background to help solve the mysteries.
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Excellent book Ive read ten of Lee Childs books and Running Blind is without a doubt one of his best. Great suprising ending!
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Very good book. Lots of twists and turns but Jack Reacher finally figures it out and if you figure and who did it before the end, you're a very good detective. This one completely surprised me!
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Loved it! I'm now a huge Jack Reacher fan. The story line keeps you guessing up until the very end. If I understand correctly Lee Child is British. If so, I'm impressed with the fact he sets his stories in the US with great detail.

I also like the fact that he spends detailed time with the other characters; not too much but just enough to where you get a feel for the characters and how they interact with Jack.

You don't have to read them in order, which is nice because each story is its own, but it's nice to see that steady progression of time over the novels. I'm reading Echo Burning next and I am excited to read what's happening next in the series.

Even though I'm not a huge fan of Tom Cruise, I'll probably still go see the movie, One Shot. Still debating on whether to read the book first.

Happy reading!!! =)
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Whew! What a ride! Best book I've read in a long while, and I do a lot of reading. Grabs you in the first few pages and holds you right to the end! Great job, Lee Child!
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great book, hated to put it down, couldn't wait to see what happened next
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Another Reacher story. I really enjoyed it
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Jack Reacher is back in the fourth installment in the series. Women are being murdered around the United States that are connected to Reacher through his days in the military PD. Reacher first finds himself being investigated and then becoming the investigator.

Just like all the Reacher novels this one moves at a good pace. There are some very interesting circumstances that make they way the women being murdered a mystery, which for me, kept making me turn the pages.

Reacher also has to come to terms with some of his own personal problems and his relationship with Jodie. Drama and intrigue, making this a great novel. Can't wait to read the next one.
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continuation of the Jack Reacher basic anti-hero storyline...
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Great book. I loved it.
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Swift and brutal...a Jack Reacher novel
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Another great Jack Reacher novel. You'll thirst for more.
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Child is an excellent author and this is a great Jack Reacher story.
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People say that knowledge is power. The more knowledge, the more power. Suppose you knew the winning numbers in the lottery? What would you do? You would run to the store. You would mark the numbers on the play card. And you would win. Same for the stock market. Same for basketball or the horses or anything. Same for killing people. Women are dying. Women who have nothing in common except for the fact that they once worked for the military. And they knew Jack Reacher. How and why these women are in danger completely baffles the elite FBI team working the case. There is no trace evidence. There are no links between victims. Their bodies have no fatal wounds. And the killer entered their homes and exited again like a summer breeze. Are these perfect crimes? There is only one certainty; there is a new kind of killer out there, one so calm, cautious, and careful that even the brilliant Reacher is left running blind.
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My favorite series and author. You can't go wrong following the adventures of Jack Reacher!
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This is the fist time I've read this author I really liked him. I plan on looking for some more on pbs
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Really good! I can't wait to read more of his books.
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Like all of his books this is an exciting and fast read.
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I really like the Jack Reacher series and this was another good book by Lee Child. Definitely recommend to others. Once I start reading, Jack keeps me enthralled and I can't put the book down. Looking forward to the next book.
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Great book... great author! Love this series!
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another great Jack Reacher novel. I am really enjoying this series.
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Pretty good thriller. Wordy. I figured it out about 1/4 through and after that it got pretty dull. I am usually not too great about figuring these things out, so then I had to wonder why Reacher can't solve it. The other thing that was implausible was the leverage used by the FBI to get Reacher to help. Maybe slightly more plausible if you consider the FBI/Whitey Bulger fiasco.
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Excellent Jack Reacher story. Will keep you turning the pages until the end.
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More tense Jack Reacher escapades. Mystery goes to the last couple pages. Jack doesn't get to kill as many guys as you may like, but the crime analysis is compelling.
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Very Intriguing. Kept you guessing the entire time.

"Across the country women are being murdered, victims of an extraordinarily disciplined and clever killer who leaves no trace evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to an apparent motice.
Even the elite team of FBI agents assigned to the case is baffled by the ingenuity of these perfect crimes. But who's committing them? Why? And how? So far, there's only one connection: each victim knew Jack Reacher. And this time, even he's running blind."
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I love Jack Reacher. The only thing I didn't like about this one was the Jodie business.
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One of Child's best.
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another great Jack Reacher book !
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I love the Jack Reacher series!!!
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loved this one. Jack Reacher is the best.
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You can't go wrong with Lee Child ... or his Jack Reacher series...
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Excellent who-done-it, with a vigilante flare. Another Jack reacher novel, another hit.
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This has to be the most gripping novel "right from the get go" that I have ever read! Jack Reacher is afraid of no one and he prooves it. Fantastic read!
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Across the country women are being murdered, victims of an extraordinarily disciplined and clever killer who leaves no trace evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to apparent motive.

Even the elite team of FBI agents assigned to the case is baffled by the ingenuity of these perfect crimes. But who's committing them? Why? And How? So far, there's only one connection: each victim knew Jack Reacher. And this time, even he's running blind.
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Across the country women are being murdered, victims of an extraordinarily disciplined and clever killer who leaves no trace evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to an apparent motive. Even the elite team of FBI agents assigned to the case is baffled by the ingenuity of these perfect crimes. But who's committing them? Why? And how? So far, there's only one connections: each victim knew Jack Reacher. And this time, even he's running blind
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This is the fourth book in the Jack Reacher series. As with all of the other Reacher books, this is a great read!
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My first John Reacher novel, I can't wait to get and read some more.
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The Jack Reacher books are always good. Lee Child keeps you guessing until the end. I can't put them down.
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Another great Jack Reacher Novel! Hard to put down!
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Serial killer suspense. Interesting and some unique ideas.
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I love Jack Reacher stories. They keep you turning page after page and not wanting to put it down. I did figure out who the killer was but not real long before it showed up in the story. These stories are always full of surprises.
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I really enjoyed this audio. Jack Reacher gets himself into trouble with the FBI, and has to work with them to find the real serial killer of a group of women who have several things in common. The story keeps you guessing as to who the killer might be, until the very end.
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This is an "uncorrected manuscript" soft cover book that I picked up at a garage sale. Good writing, easy read about a character named Jack Reacher. Little bit of romance, lots of mystery.
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Jack Reacher works out these puzzling murders that leave no trace of evidence because he's so darn intelligent, and strong, and resourceful, and well, really, I have to say that most of these Jack Reacher stories are quite unrealistic, but I'll also say they sure are fun and keep you engaged till the end of the book. One of my favorite Reacher stories in the series so far.
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Keeps you on the edge of your seat with all the twists and turns.
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One of his best books.
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Great as ever
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Tense and well written.
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Enjoyed it.
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another winner.
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Just started this series and each book is better than the last. Enjoyed this one very much - Reacher is getting restless so it looks like he'll be back on the road again in the next installment.
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Across the country women are being murdered, victims of an extraordinarily disciplined and clever killer who leaves no trace evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of a struggle, and no clues to an apparent motive.
Even the elite team of FBI agents assigned to the case is baffled by the ingenuity of these perfect crimes. But who's commiting them? Why? And how? So far, there's only one connection: each victim knew Jack Reacher. And this time, even he's runnung blind.
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Fourth in the Jack Reacher series - loved it!
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This is one of my favorite authors. Really enjoyed this book.
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BEWARE!! This the same book as "The Visitor" by Lee Child, but under a different title!!
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This is a great read.
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Jack Reacher is not the most likeable guy. That is because he has a habit of "butting in" when he sees an injustice occur. This time his butting in was being watched... by the FBI. And they don't like what they saw. So will they put Reacher in jail for a long time? Or is there a deal in the making?

As with all Jack Reacher stories, part of the time you cannot help but root for the hero. And part of the time you want to slap him up the side of the head and ask him what he was thinking. This story fits that in an ever-repeating cycle. For a change we also get to hear what the "bad guy" is thinking. At first it feels awkward, but once you understand what Lee Childs is trying to do you can go along with it.

This time the story is kind of a "who dunnit" along with the normal "loner in trouble" situation. With a little thought the reader should be able to come to a solution ahead of the author. My book on CD was completed in 2 driving sessions and the guilty occurred to me an hour before the reveal.

On to book 5...
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Another Jack Reacher novel