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This is the 20th Reacher novel and in my opinion it's a return to form after the slight disappointments of the last couple.  Reacher gets off the train in the middle of nowhere becuse he's fascinated by the name of the stop 'Mother's Rest' and wants to find out where it comes from.  And of course he stumbles right into the middle of something.

 

It was slightly slow at the beginning but soon picked up and was a thoroughy readable book, unputdownable towards the end;  Neither the reader nor Reacher have any clue what's really going on until the last chapters, which makes their impact even greater.

 

What is going on is really, truly horrible, nightmare stuff.  It is deeply disturbing and more than enough to give you bad dreams.  So be warned.

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This may come as a shock to everyone that knows me on BGO-land, but I gave up on Reacher. The last 6 books or so have been fairly mediocre and I was fed up of being disappointed. A month ago or so, I gave my entire collection of 20 pristine hardbacks away to the local charity shop.

 

On the bright side, I have plenty of space for new books now.

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