Worth Dying For by Lee Child
A Jack Reacher Novel

64%

15 Critic Reviews

The carnage is rather horrific throughout the novel.
-My San Antonio

Synopsis

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“Compulsively readable.”—The Wall Street Journal
 
“Don’t pick up [this] Jack Reacher novel if you don’t have some time on your hands, because Worth Dying For is difficult to put down. . . . Child manages to get an amazing amount of suspense into the novel.”—Associated Press
 
There’s deadly trouble in the corn county of Nebraska . . . and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved, decades-old case of a missing child that Reacher can’t let go.
 
The Duncans want Reacher gone—and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. For as dangerous as the Duncans are, they’re just the bottom of a criminal food chain stretching halfway around the world. For Reacher, it would have made much more sense to put some distance between himself and the hard-core trouble that’s bearing down on him. For Reacher, that was also impossible.

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child's The Affair.
 
“A model of suspenseful storytelling and an outstanding addition to a series that stands in the front rank of modern thrillers.”—The Washington Post
 
“Still the thinking man’s action hero, supreme butt-kicker and smartest guy in the room.”—The Seattle Times
 
“This series is about as good as pop fiction gets.”—The Miami Herald
 

About Lee Child

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Lee Child is the author of the New York Times bestselling series of Jack Reacher thrillers. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero awards for Best Novel. Child, a native of England and a former television director, lives in New York City.
 
Published October 19, 2010 by Delacorte Press. 530 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, History, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Worth Dying For
All: 15 | Positive: 10 | Negative: 5

Kirkus

Good

It’s hard to imagine a single white-collar wage slave who won’t thrill to this latest Robin Hood fantasy of righteous vengeance.

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Book Reporter

Good
on Jan 24 2011

...you’ll find WORTH DYING FOR worth reading far into the night.

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Entertainment Weekly

Below average
on Oct 06 2010

...the bad guys are ID'd early on, the only mystery is the nature of the contraband...

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Suite 101

Excellent
on Dec 19 2011

Every word has a purpose, and every chapter is cleanly pieced together, like a small story in itself. Child is one of today’s best fiction writers.

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Express

Below average
on Oct 17 2010

Characteristically, Child drives the plot like a rally car...slip-sliding across the dirt track and imminently on the verge of losing control...

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Tampa Bay Times

Good
on Dec 11 2010

...Worth Dying For is a model of suspenseful storytelling and an outstanding addition to a series that stands in the front rank of modern thrillers.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

Below average
on Oct 24 2010

There is no character development, the dialogue is stilted, the staccato prose quickly becomes tedious, and the story breaks no new ground in a genre that is already filled with tough guys who act as judge, jury, and executioner.

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Spinetingler Magazine

Below average
on Apr 25 2011

...readers waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to speak...in for a disappointment...

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The Roanoke Times

Excellent
on Nov 14 2010

I read the book in less than two days, including far too late into the night, so it can properly be described as a true page-turner...

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Above average
on Dec 01 2010

Through it all, Child does a stupendous job of setting a scene of frozen, remote rural Nebraska.

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My San Antonio

Below average
on Oct 24 2010

The carnage is rather horrific throughout the novel.

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EzineArticles

Good
on Feb 13 2011

If you enjoy modern thrillers you will surely enjoy this one too.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Good

The mystery he helps unravel in this book is intriguing...Lee Child is a strong writer and the action scenes are carefully constructed.

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Gather Books

Good
on Oct 18 2011

The characters were quite well done, that is another thing this author is great, character development.

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The Mystery Site

Above average

It is a classic Reacher story and from start to finish the pace is brisk and easy to follow.

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