Make Me by Lee Child

About the book (via Goodreads):


“Why is this town called Mother’s Rest?” That’s all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It’s a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, and sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal.

Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, and there’s something about Chang . . . so he teams up with her and starts to ask around. He thinks: How bad can this thing be? But before long he’s plunged into a desperate race through LA, Chicago, Phoenix, and San Francisco, and through the hidden parts of the internet, up against thugs and assassins every step of the way—right back to where he started, in Mother’s Rest, where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine.

Walking away would have been easier. But as always, Reacher’s rule is: If you want me to stop, you’re going to have to make me.
My thoughts:

There are a handful of authors whose books I wait for with bated breath, and Lee Child’s books are always on my list! Definitely one of my most favourite authors, and a comfort read if ever there was one! I won’t keep gushing, I’m going to save that for my first I’m a Sucker for a Series post which starts next month! May 13th to be exact!😉

Make Me is the latest Jack Reacher novel (I say latest, September 2015!) and it’s been on my TBR since it was released. I just haven’t gotten to it. This week I decided to cheat on my TBR and start sneaking in some of my own purchases for reading and my first port of call had to be Reacher!

I started this on Wednesday night,and finished it last night (Thursday) because I just couldn’t stop reading it! As is often the case with Lee Child’s books for me!

Make Me is classic Reacher. As usual, he’s travelling with no real destination and all the time in the world! Reacher ends up in Mother’s Rest, and tried to find out how the tiny place got its name, but nobody will tell him.

Meeting Chang however, sparks something in him, and they team up to try and find Chang’s missing partner. What ensues is a cross country search, with plenty of action thrown in for good measure!

There are plenty of unsavoury characters, and shady goings on in Make Me. These are what draw the reader in, and keep them reading. As usual Reacher manages to walk into trouble at every opportunity, rarely looking the other way. With Chang at his side, they make a formidable team in searching for her missing partner.

I don’t want to say any more about the plot, because if I’m honest, it is not what I was expecting AT ALL!!! Sufficed to say, Child has once again written a brilliant Reacher novel and in all honesty, possible one of my favourites of the series, purely for the unexpected route the story took.

I gave Make Me an easy 5⭐️ on Goodreads, and I cannot wait for Night School to be published!!! In the meantime, I plan on reading Reacher Said Nothing by Andy Martin which I’ve had for a while now too! 😊

You can purchase Make Me AND Reacher Said Nothing by clicking on the relevant links below! 😉

Make Me: (Jack Reacher 20) by Lee Child

Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me

Happy Reading 😊

2 thoughts on “Make Me by Lee Child

  1. Great review.
    I’m new to the Reacher series – I finally started it at the start of last year and while I’m only seven books in (not in order) I do wonder what the hell took me so long – but was hesitating over whether to grab this one or not. I reckon it will join my TBR pile now.

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