Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘Lee Child’

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…

Death Do Us Part

“No, I didn’t think about the dog.  It hadn’t hit me yet that taking on a big dog like Ruby was a major, life-changing responsibility.  I still felt grateful to my old buddy Frank for remembering what a good friend I’d always been.  When I murdered Frank, I never dreamed he’d leave Ruby to me.  Who’d believe he’d help me out by making me look like such a good guy?  I mean, you don’t leave your precious dog to the guy who murdered you – do you?”