Book Review: Tripwire, by Lee Child

Tripwire, by Lee Child

Tripwire by Lee Child

Published by Jove on May 29, 2007 (first published June 28, 1999)

Series: Jack Reacher, #3

Genre(s): fiction, action, crime, suspense, thriller

Format & Length: paperback, 559

Source: purchased

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Jack Reacher hunts the hunter in the third novel in Lee Child’s New York Times bestselling series.

Reacher’s anonymity in Florida is shattered by an investigator who’s come looking for him. But hours after his arrival, the stranger is murdered. Retracing the PI’s trail back to New York, Reacher’s compelled to find out who was looking for him and why. He never expected the reasons to be so personal—and twisted.

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So let’s be real. This is one of those series that requires you to not have, so to speak, realistic expectations. From Reacher’s character, his size and backstory, to the events that occur, it is all a bit fantastical. Which I, frankly, expect from most action novels anyway.

That being said, I found Tripwire to be very entertaining. This fast paced, gripping story had enough twists to make it complex. Although I had an inkling of the final plot twist, it did keep me guessing for most of the book.

What I personally liked about this particular installment was that Child included two strong female characters. Often in action stories, you find a lot of men running around shooting each other while the women hide in a corner, scared and screaming. Here, we have two women who are able to assess a situation and coolly do what needs to be done with grit and perseverance. As a woman, I can’t help but love that.

I will definitely be continuing this series and look forward to what Child has in store for Reacher in the next book. If you like action series, give this one a shot!


6 thoughts on “Book Review: Tripwire, by Lee Child

  1. I love the Reacher series, I’d probably miss out the fourth one, Echo Burning, if I was you, it’s really pointless and disappointed me quite a bit. I still love the series though and I have to agree with you that it is very unrealistic but I can’t help but love it, I also agree with you about the strong women, Lee Child does that quite a bit through out his books and it’s great!


    1. I know this is one of those series that you don’t necessarily need to read in order, but unfortunately I just can’t help myself! I’ll take your note into mind for the fourth book and skim through though. Which Reacher book was your favorite?

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      1. Yeah I’m exactly the same, my sister-in-law told me not to read Echo Burning but I had too, I didn’t enjoy it at all but I think I would of regretted it if I didn’t give it a go and I’ve only read the first few and up to now Killing Floor is still my favourite but I’m looking forward to reading One Shot as there’s a Reacher film based on that book and it’s really good!

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