61 hours (Lee Child)

Mrs Instone read and enjoyed Lee Child’s ’61 Hours’ during the Easter holidays.  Here is a synopsis:

“Winter in South Dakota. Blowing snow, icy roads, a tired driver. A bus skids and crashes and is stranded in a gathering storm. There’s a small town twenty miles away, where a vulnerable witness is guarded around the clock. There’s a strange stone building five miles further on, all alone on the prairie. There’s a ruthless man who controls everything from the warmth of Mexico. Jack Reacher hitched a ride in the back of the bus. A life without baggage has many advantages. And crucial disadvantages too, when it means facing the arctic cold without a coat. But he’s equipped for the rest of his task. He doesn’t want to put the world to rights. He just doesn’t like people who put it to wrongs.”  Nielsenbookdataonline

Mrs Instone says of the book: ‘the central character [Jack Reacher] appears in all his books – an enigmatic ex MP (army!). This is a good page turner and holiday read and there are lots more where that came from – a good boys’ book.’

Perhaps it’s time to get into American thrillers…

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