THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER/A RICHARD & JUDY BOOKCLUB 2018 PICK
Jack Reacher is having a bad day.
It would be a dumb idea to make it worse.
Reacher sees a West Point class ring in a pawn shop window. It's tiny. It's a woman cadet's graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher was a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went through to get it.
All he wants is to find the woman.
He'll have to go through bikers, cops, crooks, and low-life muscle.
If she's ok, he'll walk away. If she's not ... he'll stop at nothing.
Best advice: stay out of his way.
Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, The Midnight Line follows on directly from the end of Make Me.
And be sure not to miss Reacher's newest adventure, no.26, Better off Dead! ***OUT NOW***
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
“Sometimes you woke up, and you knew for sure … that the brand new day would bring nothing good at all.” From the desolate wilds of Wyoming to a criminal empire run out of an Iowa laundromat, The Midnight Line digs deep into the dark underbelly of America’s heartland. Lee Child’s slow-burn thriller not only challenges Jack Reacher’s deductive skills but tests his stubborn code of honour as he tracks down a traumatised veteran from the war in Afghanistan. What follows is a mystery that confronts the insidious impact of the US opioid epidemic—and one that may surprise fans of Child's blockbuster hero with its weary sense of melancholy.
Definitely a "Page Turner" but....
Such a strange story. Somewhat unbelievable.
Slow burner - unusual - satisfying finish
This was only the 3rd Reacher book I’ve read. Unlike the others I t was slow and seemingly meandering path for the first half. Then ideas began to join up in an unusual way. It was very much an extrapolated curve - the climax was tight, controlled and ultimately faultless.
I shall read more...