The second book that I have read for the 30 books challenge is ‘Killing Floor’ by Lee Child. I have to say, when I started reading it, I didn’t enjoy the style in which the book was written in: many short sentences with no commas. But by the end, I got used to it and I actually really enjoyed it. There was a massive plot twist which I was anticipating and I guessed the right character!
Jack Reacher – He was brought up in a military family who travelled across the world from base to base. After leaving a military base, he decides to journey across the US in search of new sights but without a phone or a home address and what little money he has left. He is very knowledgeable about guns and ambushing tactics, which prove to be of use to him throughout the story. He is also very tall and muscular.
Paul Hubble – He is a resident of Margrave, Georgia where the story is set. His career involves working with money and banks. He is very smart and rich, but his body stature is quite small. It is clear throughout the story that Hubble would rather have his wife and kids live than him.Officer Finlay – He works for the Margrave Police Department.
Officer Finlay – He works for the Margrave Police Department. Finlay is a Harvard graduation student who came to Margrave after losing his job in the Boston Police Department but was warned not to. He is a very humble and intelligent police officer.Officer Roscoe – She is a police officer with a lesser reputation than Finlay. She meets Reacher when he’s locked up and falls in love. Roscoe is very good at figuring out loose ends to crimes which help Reacher and Finlay figure out the scandal that’s happening in Margrave.
Officer Roscoe – She is a police officer with a lesser reputation than Finlay. She meets Reacher when he’s locked up and falls in love. Roscoe is very good at figuring out loose ends to crimes which help Reacher and Finlay figure out the scandal that’s happening in Margrave.
Margrave is a no-account little town in Georgia. Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks fourteen miles in the rain to reach it, in search of a dead guitar player.
But Margrave has just had its first homicide in thirty years. And Reacher is the only stranger in town. As the body count mounts, only one thing is for sure: they picked the wrong guy to take the fall.
Killing Floor is a book for suspense seeking readers as it will keep you on the edge of your seat wanting more. The author (Lee Child) makes endless resolutions to the crime to keep the reader from guessing from start to finish. The main character (Jack Reacher) keeps the reader stunned by the talent he has of fighting, which he probably took from the military training he received from a young age. This is the first Jack Reacher novel that Lee Child has written, and for me, it deserves 6.5/10 stars. This is because of the style in which the whole book was written in wasn’t a style that I usually enjoy reading and also for me the ‘fantastic’ action only really took place towards the end of the novel.
Do I recommend this book?
If you enjoy the style that he has written in (many many many short sentences) then this would be a great book for you. I would give it a rating of 6.5/10 stars.
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