Excerpt from Running Blind

Nanowrimo is in full swing now! I am roughly 30,000 words into a book that will be between 100,000-125,000 words long. It is coming along well and I am quite enjoying myself.

A shout-out to Kristin, my Uber driver yesterday who was going to pop in and check my website. Hope to see you at the reader event on Thursday!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

I am just finishing up another of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels. This one, Running Blind, is number four in the series. There are definitely differences in Jack Reacher much further into the series and these earlier iterations. He is still finding himself in book four. Still sorting out who he is and what it is that he’s doing. He has “settled down” and doesn’t like it, but isn’t sure what he wants to do about it. The Reacher in later stories has a lot of reasons for his nomadic lifestyle, this one isn’t yet that sure.

It’s a good mystery. I thought I had the solution early on, but it turns out I was only half right. I missed at least one clue that would have led me to the killer. Good suspense. Lee Child is always a good read.

It’s not about what happened an hour and seventeen minutes ago, he said to himself. No way was this all organized in an hour and seventeen minutes. He kept quiet and absolutely still. He was worried about the whiteness int he woman’s knuckle where it wrapped around the SIG-Sauer’s trigger. Accidents can happen.

Lee Child, Running Blind

Across the country, women are being murdered, victims of a disciplined and clever killer who leaves no trace evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to an apparent motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, there’s only one thing that links the victims. Each one of the women knew Jack Reacher—and it’s got him running blind.

 

 

Comments

  1. Oh I love Lee Child!

  2. I’m so behind in this series! This sounds like another thrilling addition.

    My TT from Cruel Candy

  3. I haven’t read this one – although I’ve dipped in and out of the Reacher novels and mostly enjoy them. 61 Hours is my favourite so far… Thank you for sharing this one. My TT this week is a space opera… https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2018/11/06/teaser-tuesday-6th-november-2018-brainfluffbookblog-teasertuesday/

  4. Gilion Dumas says

    Lee Child is one of my favorites and I’ve read them all except the very latest. But what are the chances that you are reading Running Blind — my least favorite of all of them?! It’s the only one set in Oregon, my state, so I wanted to like it. But I just didn’t.

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