Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1)

Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1)

Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Jack knows is that he didn't kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn't stand a chance of convincing anyone. not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell....

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Title:Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1)
Author:Lee Child
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:Killing Floor
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:525 pages pages

Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1) Reviews

  • Chris  "Gunner" McGrath
    Sep 02, 2011
    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...
  • Kemper
    Jul 06, 2009
    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...
  • Jim
    Sep 16, 2013
    I read this as a paperback & it didn't wow me. I hadn't planned on reading any more in this series, but several of my friends really like the series, so I thought I'd give it another shot. Maybe I'd like it better as an audio book or now. I didn't. Probably liked it less. Child'...
  • Doug Bradshaw
    Apr 13, 2018
    The Reacher books are one of my buddy's favorite books and so I decided to give the first book in the series a try. Haha. A bit corny to me. Reacher is a powerful drifter and gets pulled into a serious criminal enterprise as he drifts through a small town outside of Atlanta. The story ...
  • Bill
    Mar 18, 2013
    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...
  • Gina
    Mar 15, 2008
    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...
  • Stephen
    Aug 25, 2011
    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    Feb 09, 2009
    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...
  • Lisa (Harmonybites)
    Sep 23, 2011
    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...
  • Dirk Grobbelaar
    Mar 15, 2013
    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...
  • James Thane
    Mar 23, 2010
    This is the book that introduced Lee Child's popular character, Jack Reacher in 1997. Reacher is a former military cop who's been made redundant by the end of the cold war. After spending his entire life in the military (Reacher grew up in a military family), he's now completely on his...
  • Jane Stewart
    Nov 29, 2011
    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...
  • Jonetta
    May 16, 2011
    Jack Reacher isn't your typical hero so don't look for that in this story. He's a bit scary but the guy you want by your side when things get rough. He finds himself charged with murder almost minutes after coming into the town of Margrave, Georgia. It is one tense situation after anot...
  • Julie
    Jun 11, 2012
    I kept hearing about this series, but never started it because I had the impression it was men's fiction, like Rambo or something. But, I noticed a lot of women were reading it, so I decided to try it. It was a book everyone would enjoy, not just men. The plot was interesting, involvin...
  • Lyn
    Mar 20, 2018
    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...
  • Robert
    May 31, 2011
    This story has the frenetic pace of a six-year old boy that consumed two pounds of Halloween candy, gone into hyperglycemic shock, been revived in the middle of the operating room with paddles, and given a shot of adrenaline and a Snickers bar. Jack Reacher, the ultimate man?s man, l...
  • Matt
    Jan 23, 2013
    It all began with an arrest. Arriving in town anonymously, Jack Reacher is arrested at the local diner for a murder he could not have committed. Fingered for some reason by the Chief of Police, Reacher is detained, which is where all the fun begins. Before proving his alibi, Reacher fa...
  • Edward Lorn
    Jun 30, 2016
    Third time is not the charm. I tried reading the ebook twice and put it down both times because I didn't like the writing. Figured I'd try the audiobook, because some styles work better in audio. That was not the case here. Jack Reacher, starring Our Lord and Savior Tom Cruise, is t...
  • Jeff
    Jan 29, 2013
    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...
  • Rizwan
    Oct 25, 2012
    After collecting each and every Jack Reacher books tirelessly over the years one by one from the mountainous book piles of used bookstores, and after always hearing this or that about the all powerful Jack Reacher, yesterday I finally finished reading this first book from Lee Child. Wa...
  • Supratim
    Jun 02, 2017
    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...
  • Rita
    Jul 03, 2017
    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...
  • Adrian
    Aug 01, 2017
    So my friend who was having a clear out, said "when i see you, Ive got a few books I reckon you will enjoy", "ok" I said. So when we meet up he gives me 3, yes 3 of those bag for life supermarket carrier bags full of virtually brand new books, It seems about 30 (are there that many) we...
  • Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
    Feb 06, 2017
    I decided to read this book/series because a) I liked the movie and b) Alp's review. I'm happy I read this, but it didn't live up to my expectations. I think I thought it'd be more dynamic and Jack Reacher would be more Tom Cruise-ish? The book starts off with Jack being arrested f...
  • Khurram
    Jan 03, 2017
    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...
  • Alp
    Jan 07, 2016
    No wonder Lee Child is a bestselling author. Killing Floor is a good mystery-suspense book with lots of action and many twists and turns. The thing I liked most about this book was that there were plenty of fight scenes, which made my heart jump and my adrenaline pump. But there were s...
  • Gary
    Jan 25, 2018
    This book was not bad. I read review after review that was negative so I hesitated. The main character, Jack Reacher, clearly has a fan base and enough popular support to spawn a couple of movies with A list actor Tom Cruise so I thought what the heck. Overall, it felt like a 80s acti...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    Sep 29, 2017
    Killing Floor isn't bad, I liked the author's prose, but it's very predictable and the characters didn't seem realistic to me. ...
  • Γιώργος Δάμτσιος
    Nov 03, 2017
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  • Michael
    Apr 20, 2017
    I'm not that into pure blockbuster genre books, but this is actually quite well done. The opening chapter is a master class in building tension using detail and perspective--when the police storm into a small-town diner, our main character, Jack Reacher, deduces that they must be comin...