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Make Me, Lee Child | Book Review

Make Me: opening line: Moving a guy as big as Keever wasn’t easy.

My blurb:

Jack Reacher is on the move, this time by train. He decides to get off at Mother’s Rest for no real reason, other than to see how it got its name. The first person he meets is Michelle Chang, and she is looking for Keever. Will Reacher stay and help her? And if he does, will it lead to something more than a search for a friend? The search for Keever leads them to discover all sorts of evil that exists in the dark web. They engage the help of people more in tune with how the dark web works, but even they cannot imagine the truth behind Mother’s Rest.

Make Me

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 two hundred deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people. Reacher’s one-day stopover turns into an open-ended quest leading to the most hidden reaches of the internet, and right into the nightmare heart of darkness.

My verdict:

As with all the Jack Reacher books, you can read them without having read any of the others. But to understand the dynamics of Reacher, and the way Child writes, I would suggest you start at the beginning. This book did not disappoint at all, and story, as grim as it is, is quite believable.

Finally, Jack seems to have met someone worth more than a ‘one book’ relationship. There is a promise of something more between them, which means I am waiting in anticipation for what is next to come from Lee Child.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9780857502681
Format Paperback
Published April 2016

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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I am passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when I cook. I live in Gordons Bay with my husband and dogs. Dave and I are busy building a house which is an adventure all in itself. Each year we visit a new place overseas to experience the food of the area. Follow along on our adventures!

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