Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1) – Lee Child

Tom Cruise put me off Jack Reacher. I’m not a fan in case you didn’t realise. I remember Lee Child fans not being happy with Tom Cruise being selected. I can see why now Tom Cruise is not 6’4”.

In the Killing Floor Jack Reacher has just left the army and is travelling around America. A nomad with no fixed route in mind. Buying clothes when he needs to change and sleeping in cheap motels.

That is until he is drawn to the town of Margrave, a tiny town in Georgia. Within a couple of hours of arrival he is arrested for a murder, he didn’t commit. The first murder in the town for thirty years. A couple of hours later he is detained in a local jailhouse on the killing floor. So starts his adventure to clear his name and unravel the mystery of this perfect town.

As a series of 23 books, there were parts of me that didn’t want to like this book. I, however, couldn’t help falling in love with it and Jack Reacher. The image of Tom Cruise is well and truly gone.

The book is fast-paced and entertaining for all 500 pages. You will not be able to stop reading once you start. The support characters are equally as well written as the main character.

The book has twist and turns throughout. I have to admit to putting the mystery together at the same time as Reacher. A fact I am very proud of. For those that don’t get it, Child leads you to the conclusion along with the other characters. You almost have to deduct the solution for yourself. A factor I loved, if only more writers used this technique.

I am now thoroughly addicted to Mr Jack Reacher and am embarking on a quest of my own. To collect all the rest of the books in the series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️



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