Sunday, September 6, 2015

Make Me: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child

Jack Reacher goes where he wishes now.  When he drops off the train at a whistle stop, he only chose the location because it was called "Mother's Rest".  He wants to know why.

Delacorte Press and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 8th.

Jack is surprised to see a tall Asian woman come out of the dark to check him out.  She obviously was waiting at the train for someone to arrive, but it wasn't him.  He asks her about a place to stay and she takes him to the only motel in town.  She goes to her room, he gets himself a room.  The net day he checks out the town.  Nobody knows why the stop is called Mother's Rest.  There's no grave, no history plaque, no memory of how it came to be.  But Jack's curious and keeps looking.  When he notices he's being followed and people are calling in on the phone all the time, he gets even more curious.  Once he finds out that the Asian woman is a previous FBI agent here looking for her private investigation partner, he wonders if the town had anything to do with it.

They get threatened, they get evicted, they come close to being beat up, but they don't stop investigating.  As a matter of fact, they find they like each other and are soon sleeping together.

The hidden crime in that town is despicable and ugly.  They'll do anything to hide it.  But no matter what they do, Jack and his lady friend are right on them.

Mr. Child always writes exciting books, this one is no different.  I expected Jack to win but you have to read the whole story to find out and the ending is dramatic.  It keeps you reading!

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