Blue Moon - Lee Child

Blue Moon

By Lee Child

  • Release Date: 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,751 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the next highly anticipated installment of Lee Child’s acclaimed suspense series, Jack Reacher comes to the aid of an elderly couple . . . and confronts his most dangerous opponents yet.
“Jack Reacher is today’s James Bond, a thriller hero we can’t get enough of.”—Ken Follett

“This is a random universe,” Reacher says. “Once in a blue moon things turn out just right.”
This isn’t one of those times.
Reacher is on a Greyhound bus, minding his own business, with no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there. Then he steps off the bus to help an old man who is obviously just a victim waiting to happen. But you know what they say about good deeds. Now Reacher wants to make it right.
An elderly couple have made a few well-meaning mistakes, and now they owe big money to some very bad people. One brazen move leads to another, and suddenly Reacher finds himself a wanted man in the middle of a brutal turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs.
Reacher has to stay one step ahead of the loan sharks, the thugs, and the assassins. He teams up with a fed-up waitress who knows a little more than she’s letting on, and sets out to take down the powerful and make the greedy pay. It’s a long shot. The odds are against him. But Reacher believes in a certain kind of justice . . . the kind that comes along once in a blue moon.


  • Exactly what you expect

    By Matt1859
    If you liked the other 23 you will like this one - same story different town. A good read in true Reacher style.
  • Blue Moon

    By Golden Older
    It actually makes me feel bad to give this book such a poor review. I've read just about every one every one of the Child books and look forward to each new release with anticipation. However this one is a stinker.The scenario is ludicrous with Albanian and Ukrainian rival gangs controlling opposite sides of an American "small town USA" place. Reacher arrives and kills all the bad guys before he is through, including chopping the head off one of them. In this bomb, Reacher is turned into a seriously screwed up ex Army Major who manages to give all the drug lords millions to poor parents of a 30ish daughter with cancer who, by the way, have been loan shared into poverty by the gangs, etc., etc. Need I go on!!! I think Lee lost it on this one and his previous effort was a downer too. You can do yourself a favor, (as Trump would say), and avoid a bad experience, at least once in a blue moon, by skipping this book. I hope Lee can get it back together, he may need an "Intervention", before it is too late. Something is wrong. A sad Lee Child Fan, Marty
  • I bit far fetched

    By Dufusface1
    Have read all the Reacher books. This one was by far the hardest to read and at times was boring with the repetitive dialog. Soon all characters had taken the Reacher mode of talking. The killing of hoards of bad guys was over the top. The ability to kill those hoards with no appearance of law enforcement was a stretch. It was a tough one to swallow. Sorry Jack you missed it on this one.

    By Cosmos41
    I am halfway through and bored to death. The plot to date is boring and the action not your typical Jack Reacher. I will finish this book but will not buy another until I have read the reviews. Mr Child seems to have lost his way
  • Over the top

    By tough to finish
    Have read all Reacher books. Loved each one. This one was different. Too much Mayhem, killing, absurdity. Maybe just too many bad guys to be killed by the end of the book.
  • Blue Moon

    By PKJ31
    This book was nothing but killing for killing sake. Trumped-up plot, slow, boring. Don’t waste your money.
  • Blue Moon

    By mikel53660
    Good Jack Reacher story. Sergio Leone would be flattered.
  • Reacher-like Yojimbo Redo

    By drjwr
    A well-paced story that begins perfectly Reacher — our modern, wandering, Lone Ranger — and then develops evenly and sensibly from there, with a fun supporting cast. The tie to the publicly well-documented Russian manipulation of US news could only be improved had Lee Child, a Brit, somehow tied in right-wing Cambridge Analytica’s unscrupulous manipulation of both Brexit and US elections.
  • Blue Moon

    By JLeonibus
    A surprisingly weak effort by Mr Child!
  • Blue Moon

    By Halsterx
    I’ve read every one of the Jack Reacher books and loved most of them. Blue Moon didn’t have much depth. A lot of lame fill in paragraphs of trivial detail trying to deliver clever dialogue and humor. Ridiculous scenarios of Reach killing off approx 100 people single handedly. Stupid plot. Two stars is generous. I want a refund.