Friday, October 16, 2015

Book Review : 61 Hours

Book Title : 61 Hours
Author : Lee Child
Genre : Suspense Thriller
ISBN : 9780553825565
Publisher : Random House 
Publication : 2010
Pages : 492
Binding : Paperback

Plot :
Icy winter in South Dakota. A bus skids and crashes in a gathering storm. On the back seat: Jack Reacher, hitching a ride to nowhere. A life without baggage has many advantages. And disadvantages too, like facing the arctic cold without a coat.
A small town is threatened by sinister forces. One brave woman is standing up for justice.If she's going to live to testify, she'll need help from a man like Reacher. Because there's a killer coming for her.
Has Reacher finally met his match? He doesn't want to put the world to rights. He just doesn't like people who put it to wrongs.

My Rating : ☆☆☆☆

Review :
Jack Reacher is the modern times hero, a believable hero at that -not Uber rich, nor drop dead gorgeous and definitely rooted to reality. But he is an excellent observer, extremely intuitive with army experience and great physique in his favor.
But then, all the Reacher thrillers I have read so far have a common broader plot - Reacher ends up in a town which has some problems, meets someone who becomes his friend for the time he is in town. There is always a female supporting lead who is Reacher's romantic interest. The friend gets hurt/framed/dies or simply needs Reacher's help. In the end, Reacher defeats the bad guy and wins the day.
Despite the similar broader plot, Jack Reacher novels are always a page turner. The twists and turns are enough to keep your nose in the book - Lee Child makes sure it's not an easy victory but then, Reacher is always a victor.
It's always interesting to read about how his mind works and I like to challenge myself in solving the mystery about who the bad guy is.
For the 1st time, since I am reading Reacher novels, I managed to guess correctly who the bad guy was. I got the vibes, but of course I needed Reacher to put those vibes into words with impeccable logic and I needed his help to tie the loose ends.
Needless to say, I loved the read. And loved the plot. The only reason, this one got a 4 star is because I knew who the bad guy was halfway through the book - which means, Mr. Child needs to up the game a notch.
Do pick up the book for Reacher for he is lovable despite being lovable but more so, because he is a believable character you will fall in love with.

Happy Reading!

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