Book Review #49: Tripwire by Lee Child



Title: Tripwire (Jack Reacher #3)

Author: Lee Child

Genre: Thriller

Format: Paperback

Date of Publication: January 6th 2011

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN13: 9780857500069



For Jack Reacher being invisible has become a habit.
He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys.
He doesn’t want to be found.

But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off. It’s time to head north and work out who is trying to find him and why.


Jack Reacher is one such anti-hero I like to come back to once in a while. He is one such guy you are not totally into but he’s such a guy you can’t help but read about. This is a thriller which will make you take your time and enjoy every page. You have to really sit back and read without any rush. High on detail and backgrounds, it makes the reader clear on the character’s intentions. The twist are not smash in your face but are like glass doors you don’t see and walk into. The last few chapters have quite a few back to back twists which leave your mouth ajar. Plus, imagining Tom Cruise is fun while reading the book, makes it easy to imagine how he would react. The only minus point for me was the protagonist vs antagonist scene. I wish it came a little earlier, would have got a few more good scene. Overall, a fun read.


Final Verdict:
Tripwire by Lee Child gets 4.5 out of 5 stars from me.


About the author:
lee child
Lee Child was born in 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentationdirector during British TV’s “golden age.” During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker. But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars’ worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series.


Killing Floor was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new installment.


Lee has several homes—an apartment in Manhattan, country houses in England and the south of France, and whatever airplane cabin he happens to be in while traveling between the them. In the US he drives a supercharged Jaguar, which was built in Jaguar’s Browns Lane plant, thirty yards from the hospital in which he was born.


Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer. He is married with a grown-up daughter. He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise.
You can know more about him at his website.

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