Book Review: Lee Child Running Blind/The Visitor (Jack Reacher #4) * * * | The Crime Scene | Worldwide Crime Fiction

Book Review: Lee Child Running Blind/The Visitor (Jack Reacher #4) * * *




Rating
3 out of 5 stars 
Country
United States 
Writers
Lee Child 
Publisher

Sub Genre
Police Procedural 
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Plot Summary
Running Blind (also titled The Visitor) is the fourth in the Jack Reacher series by author Lee Child.  Reacher is living in New York with his new girlfriend Jodie.  While at a restaurant he spots two gangsters hassling the owner for protection money so he beats them up.  Then the FBI arrests him under this pretext but the real reason is because he is suspected of murdering several women.  This is a second pretext to get him to help investigate the murders.  Reluctantly, he agrees to help and is drawn into the world of a serial killer targeting ex Army women.



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My Review
This book is not the action orientated Jack Reacher from the first three books.  We see a much more procedural Reacher book and more traditionally in the crime fiction vein.  The plot is interesting and involves a killer who leaves nothing at the crime scene for the FBI to go on and kills the victims without leaving any trace of how they did it.  The book also has layers upon layers of meanings and things not quite as they seem right up until the end.

Lee Child does do good at drawing the reader in at the beginning of the book and the writing is standard Lee Childesq although more less high octane.  One thing I didn't particularly like was the device of using italics to represent the killer's viewpoint (something that happens a lot) and admittedly skipped over a lot of these parts.





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