Framing the Dialogue

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Tripwire

“Yesterday should have been the worst day of her life. She had buried her father, her last relative on earth. She had been attacked by men with guns. People she knew were in therapy for much less. She should be prostrate with misery and shock. But she wasn’t. Yesterday had been the best day of her life. He had appeared like a vision on the steps, behind the garage, above the yard. The noon sun directly over his head, illuminating him.  Her heart had thumped and the old feelings had swarmed back into the center of her life, fiercer and stronger than ever, like a drug howling through her veins, like claps of thunder.”

Die Trying

Imagine walking innocently down the street, a pretty woman hobbled by an injury is struggling out of a dry cleaners store.  You offer your assistance.  She smiles.  Then two armed men take you both prisoner.  We’d probably freak out, but we are not Jack Reacher.  In Die Trying by Lee Child, Reacher is kidnapped by thugs and driven for days in the back of a van with this woman, obviously a woman dear to someone very important; oh and she’s a trained FBI agent.

Killing Floor

So I am obviously behind the times only just discovering Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series.  I had heard about them, but I tend to shy away from very successful, “popular” novels as they often leave me wanting.  So when I decided to reach for one of these novels (see what I did there?), I went back to the beginning…and it had one heck of a beginning…