Better Off Dead - Lee Child & Andrew Child

Better Off Dead

By Lee Child & Andrew Child

  • Release Date: 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
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From 4,183 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE BLOCKBUSTER JACK REACHER SERIES THAT INSPIRED TWO MAJOR MOTION PICTURES AND THE STREAMING SERIES REACHER

Digging graves had not been part of my plans when I woke up that morning. 

Reacher goes where he wants, when he wants. That morning he was heading west, walking under the merciless desert sun—until he comes upon a curious scene. A Jeep has crashed into the only tree for miles around. A woman is slumped over the wheel.
 
Dead? No, nothing is what it seems. 

The woman is Michaela Fenton, an army veteran turned FBI agent trying to find her twin brother, who might be mixed up with some dangerous people. Most of them would rather die than betray their terrifying leader, who has burrowed his influence deep into the nearby border town, a backwater that has seen better days. The mysterious Dendoncker rules from the shadows, out of sight and under the radar, keeping his dealings in the dark.
 
He would know the fate of Fenton’s brother. 

Reacher is good at finding people who don’t want to be found, so he offers to help, despite feeling that Fenton is keeping secrets of her own. But a life hangs in the balance. Maybe more than one. But to bring Dendoncker down will be the riskiest job of Reacher's life. Failure is not an option, because in this kind of game, the loser is always better off dead.

Reviews

  • First Reacher book I didn’t finish

    1
    By dbear601
    Sucked from the beginning until I quit reading this pig.
  • Better iff Dead

    1
    By freetibme
    Boring, too much detail, no character building. From long time Reacher fan. Disappointed
  • Jack Reacher never disappoints

    5
    By Mstrwks
    A great way to send my head on a vacation where the good guy kicks *ss and there are plenty of puzzle pieces to keep me interested in between the conflicts.
  • All good thing come to an end

    1
    By SLQs&SLQs
    Year after year I have been a 5-Star Reacher fan. The Jack Reacher character in this book has NO connection to the character developed by Lee Child’s. It’s not different, it’s just VERY BAD. The new TV Reacher seem to understand the character, he should starting writing.
  • RIP Reacher

    1
    By kc75070
    Reacher 2.0 is less
  • Terrible Read

    1
    By KHFinCal
    I’ve read all the Jack Reacher books multiple times and continue to enjoy rereading them. This books was awful. Perhaps worst of all was the writing style—machine gun sentences of three to 10 words, lots of phrases thrown out, no doubt trying to suggest Reacher’s thought process. It hurt my head to read it. I’m glad there were so many good ones written that I can reread.
  • Awful

    1
    By Conchmon
    The most boring of all Reacher books. The author spends way too many words describing meaningless objects large and small. This book was so boring I will hesitate to buy another Reacher.
  • Riveting

    5
    By One year plan
    Lots of details, great story. You won’t want to put it down.
  • Pass on this one

    2
    By Mr. Male
    No character building - I had no investment in the story line.
  • Intricate plot, bogs down occasionally

    4
    By XIowaNewsGuy
    Fascinating and intricate plotting, but the pacing could have been better. Lots of gawdawful first-person narratives and limited, often redundant action. Felt more convoluted than other Reacher outings, but still a good read.