Top critical review
What a mess.
Reviewed in the United States on November 2, 2019
I am an avid Jack Reacher reader, one who pre-orders the books on my Kindle and generally read them the day they are published, even pulling all nighters. "Blue Moon" read as of Lee Child put his feet up, had a laptop in his lap, and just let it rip. Paragraph upon paragraph of musings, more than usual. An initially credible plot that ultimately devolved into such a preposterous body count it was simply ludicrous. So much repetitive, boring descriptions of streets, alleys, buildings, bars, that I scanned and then skipped pages. Lacking the usual wit and only rarely displaying the banter that typify his books, Jack Reacher in "Blue Moon" is a ludicrous caricature of his character. While he does begin his experience in this novel by observing an about-to-happen crime and then pursues it to inevitable bigger and more complicated ends, it is spoiled by the quantity of people who die as the plot progresses. Worse, there were no surprises. The reason behind the possession of the money which was about to be stolen that triggered Reacher's involvement was predictible, but is the most credible part of the book, as it is relatable and timely. The It was a total waste of my time to read this book.