Child's best for some time: an enhancement of the old formula, with detective-story and romcom elements (even sly humour) on top of the psychological duels and set-piece violence.
Typically blunt and energetic...precisely judged.
Lee Child's Reacher series has hit Book No. 20 with a resounding peal of wisecracking glee ("Are you going to be a problem?" "I'm already a problem. The question is, what are you going to do about it?"). Everything about it...is as strong as ever....Make Me is a hot one.
Janet Maslin, New York Times
Breathless and bloody...You can't help lapping it up.
The fights are convincing and the dialogue is as brilliant as always.
I am very much in love with Jack Reacher - as a man and a role model. If I can't shag him, I want to be him.
Lucy Mangan, Stylist
The Reacher books are Westerns: they are about the man of honor coming to the lawless frontier town in order to impose a rough sort of justice...[Reacher]’s leading us back into the wilderness, with the reassurance that our psychopaths are bigger and stronger than the bad guys’ psychopaths. 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, New Yorker
Does a fine job of ratcheting up the tension...The relentlessly entertaining Reacher format shows no sign of wearing out its welcome just yet.
Mail on Sunday
As well as romance, there's as usual plenty of fast-paced, punchy action and deceptively deft plotting.
I was unable to put thebook down...a brilliantly crafted mystery and one of Child's best.
Turns into a sinister tri-state conspiracy with a massive body count...a Reacher novel par excellence, fuelled by the terse diague and breakneck action sequences that make Lee Child so popular.
Sydney Morning Herald
No one writes more compelling thrillers than Child, who is at the top of his form with Make Me.
A crack detective who’s tougher than the toughest guys in the army…at bottom he’s a knight errant or a one-man A Team...he also has a streak of learning...Make Me is a return to form.
London Review of Books
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