Finished Echo Burning (Jack Reacher #5) last night and am now very curious as to why many fans apparently consider it the worst of the first 10. I quite enjoyed it
It was a little at the end, but overall I thought
the story/clues was well done (including the one jab at the end for Reacher not getting a clue someone left him, which was lame anyway so I wonder if someone talked the author out of it in one of the early drafts), the characters fairly well drawn and less black/white than previously (including the first kid in one of his books), and I did like the setting as I thought it really suited Reacher's character and way of doing things. If anything, this was the most like the first book - all contained in one community rather than running through fancy databases and hoping on planes every five minutes. And he didn't sleep with anyone this time!