Better Off Dead, Lee Child

Better Off Dead opening line: The stranger got into position under the streetlight at eleven p.m., as agreed.

Better Off Dead

My blurb:

This time, Reacher has found himself at the wrong place at the right time. Or maybe the right place at the wrong time. One can never be quite certain with Jack. But what one can be sure of is that he will do all he can to kelp Michaela Fenton find her brother.

Better Off Dead
Reacher never backs down from a problem.
And he’s about to find a big one, on a deserted Arizona road, where a Jeep has crashed into the only tree for miles around. Under the merciless desert sun, nothing is as it seems.
Minutes later Reacher is heading into the nearby border town, a backwater that has seen better days. Next to him is Michaela Fenton, an army veteran turned FBI agent, who is trying to find her twin brother. He might have got mixed up with some dangerous people.
And Reacher might just need to pay them a visit.
Their leader has burrowed his influence deep into the town. Just to get in and meet the mysterious Dendoncker, Reacher is going to have to achieve the impossible.
To get answers will be even harder. There are people in this hostile, empty place who would rather die than reveal their secrets.
But then, if Reacher is coming after you, you might be better off dead.
My verdict:

If you are a lover of the Jack Reacher books then be sure to add this to your reading list. And if you have never read one Lee Child book, well, this is as a good a place as any to start.

About the author:
Lee Child is the author of more than two dozen New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, with most having reached the #1 position, and the #1 bestselling complete Jack Reacher story collection, No Middle Name. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in one hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City and Wyoming.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781787633742
Format Trade Paperback
Published November 2021

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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8 thoughts on “Better Off Dead, Lee Child

  1. I’ve read a few of the Jack Reacher books, and enjoyed all of them. I know Lee Child has handed the franchise over to his brother, sounds like his brother has done a good job.

    We also enjoyed the first season of Reacher on Amazon…

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