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Action from the very start pulls you into the book. I really enjoyed it as a whole, found the characters interesting and believable. As I've not read any other Jack Reacher books I think this will be the start of reading as many as I can get my hands on.
Found some of the long drawn out descriptions a bit tiresome, I would advise some skim reading here, but in general the book kept me gripped and I got upset when I was disturbed from it.
The twists and turns in this story keep you guessing and the links back into the characters past lives make it convincing. I've not seen the film so can't really comment but can't imagine that Tom Cruise can really portray the tall, broad, rugged character that Jack Reacher is described as. I think I'd rather stick with the hunk in my imagination and read the other books before trying out the film.
I enjoyed this book from start to finish, and in the end I read the last 100-odd pages in one sitting, turned into a very late night, such was the pace and page-turning nature of the book.
I'm not new to Jack Reacher (this is my third) so there is an element of knowing what to expect, they are formulaic to an extent, but in truth I guess that's why we go out and buy another of the same series/genre.
Again, Lee Child keeps the number of characters relatively low and develops them well, so that you believe in them and to varying degrees, identify with them.
Like the other Reacher books, I found One Shot to be easy reading and well written. Some of the twists you are able to see coming (in itself satisfying!) whereas others keep you guessing right to the end.
If you enjoy a thriller with a plot thats not overly challenging, along with a bit of escapism, good guys v bad guys (and knowing who'll win!) this is definitely worth a read.
I haven't seen the film yet, so the only problem I had was picturing Tom Cruise in the role of Reacher ... but that's for another review in the future!!