An action-packed adventure injected with the perfect amount of romance and death.
Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Jack knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.
I’m not sure of my expectations when I went into this novel, but they must have been high. I’ve heard of Lee Child long before I read this book and I’ve only really heard good things. Was this book the best book I’ve ever read? No. Was it good for a debut novel? I suppose. The writing was mediocre, and maybe that’s why I was struggling so much. It felt as if the editor had only brushed out some of the grammatical issues and not all of them. But that’s just my opinion.
The plot was good, in a way. It kept me entertained, but it was very predictable and at times, just weird. However, that may have been me not properly understanding the context of those scenes, or maybe not.
The descriptors used in the novel weren’t the best. Scenes were left without valuable information. Some scenes had too much information. Everything about this book screamed that it was a debut novel, and that’s okay. It’s expected.
This book was good, I was entertained. It was a nice adventure, despite the problems that I faced. I enjoyed the romance factor and how it finished. I’m not going the judge the Jack Reacher series by this book. I will probably read another one, maybe even the newest one, just to see how far Lee Child has come along since the ‘Killing Floor’.
I was lenient in rating this one, as I wanted to keep the fact this was a debut novel in mind.
Goodreads rating: 3/5