Make Me (with bonus short story Small Wars) - Lee Child

Make Me (with bonus short story Small Wars)

By Lee Child

  • Release Date: 2015-09-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 1,779 Ratings)
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Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE GUARDIAN, AND SUSPENSE MAGAZINE • Stephen King calls Jack Reacher “the coolest continuing series character”—and now he’s back in this masterly new thriller from Lee Child.

“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.

Praise for Make Me

“Child’s Reacher series has hit Book No. 20 with a resounding peal of wisecracking glee. Everything about it, starting with Reacher’s nose for bad news, is as strong as ever. . . . The big guy’s definitely on the upswing. The guy who writes about him is too.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Another winner . . . There’s a reason why Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre: He can take all these strange elements and clichés and make them compelling and original.”—Associated Press

“A superb thriller.”—New York Daily News

“Child’s complete command of the story makes this thriller work brilliantly.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“I’ve read all twenty of Lee Child’s novels. Maybe there’s something wrong with me. But I can’t wait for the twenty-first.”—Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker

“[The Reacher series] is the current gold standard in the genre. . . . In Make Me Lee Child delivers another Jack Reacher specialty; the total knockout.”Dayton Daily News

“Child serves up wingding plots, pithy dialogue, extraordinary background on intriguing topics, and cunningly constructed suspense. But what keeps us coming back—by the millions—is the chance to walk around in the skin of that big guy in the middle of everything.”The Oregonian

“A dark thriller . . . Lee Child’s Make Me, the twentieth in his wildly popular Jack Reacher series, delivers exactly what readers have come to expect from the perennial bestselling author: interesting characters, tight plots and page-turning action. . . . Readers won’t be disappointed.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Jack Reacher is back. . . . Readers new to this series will find this book a good starting point, and fans will be pleased to see Jack again.”LibraryReads (Top Ten Pick)

“The reigning champ ups the ante.”Booklist (starred review)

Reviews

  • Make Me

    5
    By peteddpi
    A very very good read!
  • Expected more from the author

    3
    By O. Vega
    First book I read from Lee, I expected more from this author the book was by no mean bad.
  • Make Me

    4
    By Spaghetti & Meatballs
    First and foremost, I have loved all the Jack Reacher books so much so that I have read them all twice. This is my least favorite. I loved the interaction with Chang. However, this story seemed too technical and drawn out. I had to concentrate to stay focused on the story. Something was either missing or lacking. I have loved all his other books and will continue to read them as they become available.
  • Dud from the start

    2
    By Wcs61
    What can I say other than if you buy this book start reading around chapter 45. The beginning chapters were so odd I had to make myself read the rest. The action is an all time low the story line was strangely written but the ending what not what I expected. That was the only excitement I noticed. Come on Lee this was not even remotely close to being up to your normal standards.
  • Great!!

    5
    By Brunetta4u
    An exciting read with all the twists and turns that lead to a disturbing ending. Reacher's power of deductive reasoning never ceases to amaze!
  • Make Me

    1
    By boots saddle
    Definitely not one of Child's better efforts. Reacher drags an implausable plot through six hundred pages like a ball and chain to a quite predictable finish. One star, at best.
  • Not the best, not the worst

    3
    By baseballgirl123
    For the first time we are able to calculate Reacher's age, which, if he graduated West Point at 21 in the class of 83, puts him at 54 years old. A little old for this stuff, don't you think? I cannot figure out how women keep sleeping with a guy who wears no deodorant and changes his clothes every four days. And she let him into the car after being full of mud and in a hog pen. Story was interesting, took a turn I didn't expect. I've read all the books, but the last few are not high on my favorites list.
  • Wait until cheaper

    1
    By Raydel13
    I have read every Reacher book. I think I paid $14.99. Wait until it is cheaper, you'll thank me.
  • Not Nearly as Good as Older Reacher Novels

    2
    By Sumyac
    The underlying premise should have made a good book but way too many shortcuts taken in the story. Very disappointing.
  • Make Me

    2
    By Halsterx
    Worst Jack Reacher book I've read. Simple,stupid story that could have been said in half the words. I'd like my money back!

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