In this compelling and cinematic debut thriller, Lee Child introduces Jack Reacher—a lone figure striding down a desolate stretch of road, a knight errant on his search for justice. Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is hitchhiking through the West Virginia wilderness, trying to put some distance between himself and the army disaster that occurred in Memphis. He doesn’t get far. On a quiet side street in the small town of Margrave, Georgia, he sees a sign taped to a door: “The club’s closed tonight because we have company.” A moment later he’s fighting for his life inside The Killing Floor nightclub with five toughs who badly want him dead. Only one thing saves him: It turns out that killing jack reacher is even more fun than getting killed by him .
For who is this book for ?
The answer is that the book could be for anyone. It’s got violence, action, and suspense which make it perfect for thriller fans of all ages. However, its PG-13 rating also means that kids 13 and up can enjoy it without having to worry about any disturbing content.
- The author does a great job of creating suspense and keeping the reader hooked.
- The action is nonstop and exciting.
- The characters are well developed and intriguing.
- The book is extremely violent
- The plot is convoluted and difficult to follow
- The characters are one dimensional
Learn more about the author
Lee Child is the author of nineteen New York Times bestsellers, including Gone Tomorrow and61 Hours. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and Barry Awards for Best First Mystery Novel. Foreign rights in the Jack Reacher series have sold in forty territories. All Jack Reacher movies to date have been released by Paramount Pictures.
“A compulsively readable thriller . Child clearly knows what he’s doing.”
“The best thriller I’ve read in years. Terrific (and surprising) plot, characters you’ll love or despise – and a protagonist who’s impossible not to root for.”
“I really enjoyed this book. It was a light, easy read that I flew through in just a couple of days.”
“If you’re a thriller fan, Killing Floor is an absolute must-read. It introduces one of the most compelling new action heroes in recent memory.”