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Summary

Jack Reacher has no place to go and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote railroad stop on the prairie with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover.

He expects to find a lonely pioneer tombstone in a sea of nearly ripe wheat...but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing colleague, a cryptic note about 200 deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people. Reacher's one-day stopover becomes an open-ended quest...into the heart of darkness.

Prepare to be nailed to your seat by another hair-raising, heart-pounding adventure from the master of the thriller genre!

©2015 Lee Child (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks (UK)

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Fast and Gripping

A true Lee Child. thriller. narrated well by Kerry Shale.. could have been longer.. didn't want it to end in just 4 hours..

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A great book spoiled because badly read

I listen Blease of a stroke and when poorly read means I have to stop listening and I did give it a fair go because I am a Jack Reacher fan and have listened to them all and downloaded it in error

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poor

poor compared to rest of the series. feels like it rushed through what could have been a really good topic.

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A Sub-Par Thriller

One liner: You've probably read a lot of better thriller novels in your time.

I walked into this book expecting a lot of things, most of which being a compelling thriller that puts me at the edge of my seat - especially after reading aplenty reviews about the same.

It started off intriguing enough with decent world building but started to lose momentum as it neared the end. I was barely thrilled or at the edge of my seat throughout the duration of the book. The end did have a shocking twist that I didn't see coming but overall, I was pretty underwhelmed by this book.

Also note, this was my first ever Jack Reacher novel so I don't know if this is how Lee Child generally writes, because if it is, I'm not a fan. His descriptions, situation and scenarios are more 'military journal' than 'thrilling novel' and if that's what he's going for because of Jack Reacher's background and history, then I guess these books are just not for me.

Overall, this book felt short, with underdeveloped characters and a plot that had nothing going for it besides one twist ending.

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  • 20-03-18

This Was Not Jack Reacher

I have listened to every Jack Reacher and without Dick Hill reading, it is simply not (in this listener’s mind) a Jack Reacher story.

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  • Ashly
  • 06-10-16

Another hit for Lee Child

Even when Child's book isn't his best, it's still great. I'm never disappointed with the narrator, my real Reacher, who perfectly depicts the large, enigmatic protagonist. As usual, the antagonist were a bunch of dudes who didn't know when to leave well enough alone. The biggest question, does he ride off into the sunset alone or with a companion?

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  • Cathy
  • 04-10-15

Enjoyable read

I had to read the book to get a better understanding of the characters next time I will get the unabridged
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  • Donna
  • 26-09-15

Lee Child, Oops

How I enjoyed the earlier, full lenght, books by Mr. Child. Jack Reacher roamed and rambled, his musings on the life he lead and the lives he saw around him as satisfying a read a visiting with wise old great uncke at a family reunion. In this short book, I did like the story, shocked at the ending, in fact, but yhe overall read left me feeling I'd rented the Cliff Notes.

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