I found myself more immersed in the characters in this story for some reason, to previous ones. Perhaps it was because at least one of the characters had been in a previous novel. I liked her then and I liked her again. She added a bit of cohesiveness to Reacher’s normally in-cohesive life style. Reacher has made mistakes in the past, but somehow he seemed more “normal” if that’s possible, in his misinterpretation of events this time. This one is very hard to put down after you pick it up. You want to stay on the journey all the way to the end . . . then want more.