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on March 10, 2016
Diane Capri is a decent writer. OK, got that out of the way. So, what's my problem? First, I am an avid Jack Reacher fan. Second, I am an avid Lee Child fan. Here's my issue. Jack Reacher does not show up in the books. He sort of does, but not really. His name comes up many times and some vague form of a person lurks about here and there. You are led to believe it might be Reacher. My point is, if Reacher was really there, there would be no doubt about his presence. He does not lurk, he is 'a metaphor of an unstoppable force'. Take that away and the books are ok. I am having an issue with my problem, as you can tell.
Read the books knowing you were drawn in by the use of the name Jack Reacher and decide for yourself if they are worth reading. If you buy them thinking it is more than a continuation of the story that occurred with the death of Jack Reacher's brother, you will be disappointed.
Buy them on the basis of 2 FBI agents working under the radar for a mysterious supervisor, then enjoy, don't let my problem be yours.
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on September 28, 2017
I don't usually write reviews, but I do read them. I read them to get a feel for a book. Are the characters well thought out, does the book flow well, and ultimately was it interesting?
So we bought this book for 2 reasons;
1. Jack Reacher is in the title and I love the Lee Child books!!
2. It was free! Nothing to lose except time, and I did lose that time.
I really want to be as objective as possible, but that is going to be difficult. I will TRY not to ruin anything for folks that want to read these books. I was disappointed in the two main characters. For FBI agents they seem to jump to conclusions without facts to back them up, and they just seem to make stuff up in their head. They don't come across as good agents.
The Reacher characters she brings in have little, if any, relation to the characters that Lee Child developed.
The flow of this book is a little wanky, but that could be the fault of the editor. It seems to throw things at you in the end that make you ask, "WHAT??"
Oh and this might be a *spoiler alert*, but he isn't in the book. Even if he was these two feebs wouldn't stand a chance of "capturing" him, which they seem to think they have been entrusted to do so, because he's smarter, and way more dangerous.
It leaves a bad taste in my mouth that Mr. Child agreed to have this author use characters from his novels and use them in ways that don't stay honest to what we already know about them.
It was free... but I can't get the time back. Tread carefully...
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on January 20, 2016
I gave up at 53 percent complete. I bought this thinking that maybe Lee Child approved, and that this was a Jack Reached side journey. It's not and it's a boring, confusing and silly attempt of a novel. Just not worth the time. Sorry.
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on May 13, 2018
THIS WAS A BAIT AND SWITCH TRYING TO CASH IN ON LEE CHILDS CREATION. The book is boring with virtually nothing to do with jack reacher. This author is a fraud and a bore.

I do not recommend the book or especially the author.
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on June 28, 2016
It's not that Diane Capri isn't a decent writer, it's just that if you picked this and her follow on books as your interim filler between Child's Reacher stories, you are going to be disappointing. Her characters are fine, but that's the problem, they are just "fine" and the plot/story lines were weak. If not already a Reacher fan, than they might be your thing.
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on September 5, 2017
How many pages are we expected to read just to continue to discover what we already know. Jack Reacher has no discoverable past. I get that already. And, if I expected for an appearance by our hero...forget about it. He is not coming. The FBI characters are good; but, the Jack Reacher tease makes these stories a disappointment.
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on October 23, 2016
Never did hear much about Jack Reacher until the very end of the book. It was a real hunt for Jack Reacher with a poor ending.
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on February 22, 2017
This is not a good read, it is a phony takeoff of the reacher books written by Lee Childs. I am surprised that this crap by Dianne was even allowed to be published .
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on April 19, 2018
After reading You Don’t Know Jack, I decided not to spend any more time on this series. There were lots of good things about the writing and the plot and the characters. Unfortunately, there was one negative thing that killed the story and the series for me... I couldn’t understand what was really going on from beginning to end! Too much innuendo, guesswork motivations, and elaborate unspecified personal plots. Felt like the Emperor’s new clothes. Still hardly clear on who were the good guys and who were the bad guys. No clue about why protagonists were sent into the fray nor what the big mysterious plan behind the scenes was. Must be written for FBI insiders - James Comey et al?
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on September 21, 2017
Did not like the atitude of main character. She was prejudiced against Reacher from the get-go and too narrow minded to accept any evidence that didn't fit into that (wrong) assumption. She constantly twisted his actions into the worst case scenario without ever considering what witnesses told her. I felt she let her personal life and issues to influence everything she does. Not what a good investigator should do.
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