I am just now discovering Lee Child's books and so far I am loving them I thought this book was very good and suspenseful to the end.
Very good book. Keep you in suspense all the way through. Makes you want to hurry to get to the end but when you get there you still want more. I can hardly wait for Book #15.
I like it to a point. I found it to be very slow moving and too much info. It takes most of the book to get to the exciting part. Too long. Confusing in places. I usually love the Reacher books, but this was not my favorite. I knew who the bad guy was way before he was exposed.
What a disappointment this book was. Reacher is focused on a certain goal almost from the beginning of the book, and takes great care to stay focused on it and be able to respond when "the time comes" (as he does in all his books). Then, two thirds through the book he willingly allows himself to forget about his goal, and is unable to respond when the time arrives. No good plot reason---I guess Child just thought it was time to move the storyline along. Child forces us to accept Reacher's very un-Reacher-like behavior at a pivotal point in the story. This clumsy plot twist also makes it pretty obvious who the hidden bad guy is as well. Then you have to endure an abrupt and unsatisfying ending that is either worse than even I fear or a blatant teaser for the next book. I've read 5 or 6 Reacher stories---this one just isn't up to par.