Without Fail by Lee Child
Published March 30, 2005
- Author Lee Child
Jack Reacher is ex-military and is the go-to guy when the Secret Service need help protecting the Vice-President elect. He’s brought in to analyse the holes in their security and finds plenty. Reacher is a mysterious character, a complex guy living out of a suitcase but with plenty of metaphorical baggage.
His relationship with Froelich is odd to me. Six years on, she still has his suits in her wardrobe and he thinks this is completely normal. He doesn’t let anyone get close to him though, and through the course of the book it becomes more and more obvious why.
I got a tiny bit annoyed at the lack of commas and/or new sentences in the book. Part of a typical sentence:
…rinsed all over and got out and dripped on the floor and searched for a towel.
I find that quite hard to read, and it happened a lot. The grammar, not necessarily the dripping.
I found the story pretty slow to begin with, not much seemed to happen until at least halfway through, but when it did start happening it was clear and exciting. It was well thought out and kept me gripped, I just felt it could have done with another layer of polish.