Recent Reads: Lee Child’s The Visitor

As always Lee Child provides some great entertainment in the form of The Visitor (US title Running Blind).

Child’s style of prose is simple and direct, much like Jack Reacher – the ever-present hero of the piece. The Visitor is an easy read, but no less enjoyable for that. After having just read Fyodor Dostoevsky‘s Notes From Underground, it was a pleasant change of pace to crack the back of the fourth in the Jack Reacher series.

Yes, I had guessed the identity of the bad guy pretty quickly in this one, but that’s probably because I’m getting used to how Reacher novels work. Guessing, though, isn’t the same of knowing, so I had to read the rest of the book to find out. As with most Reacher novels it was a pleasure to do so, even though I had guessed correctly.

In a Reacher novel the journey is as much a joy as the denouement. I recommend The Visitor, but if you’ve never read a Reacher novel then start at the beginning with the excellent Killing Floor.

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