Top positive review
Five stars - except for the ending.
Reviewed in Australia on 24 July 2020
I did not like the ending. It was wrong on multiple levels. It's a surprise ending, of sorts, I didn't see coming. Some people will like it. Up until the last chapter, this was Reacher at his best. A little more introspective than usual, which I liked. And the descriptions of the cold, the ice and snow and the limitations on movement and comfort imposed by the extreme weather were brilliant. I read a lot of Nordic noir, and none of those books have chilled me to the bone like this. Brilliant writing but ultimately disappointing.