Echo Burning - Lee Child

Echo Burning

By Lee Child

  • Release Date: 2001-06-25
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 2,818 Ratings


Jack Reacher finds trouble in Texas in the fifth novel in Lee Child’s New York Times bestselling series.
Thumbing across the scorched Texas desert, Jack Reacher has nowhere to go and all the time in the world to get there. Cruising the same stretch of two-lane blacktop is Carmen Greer. For Reacher, the lift comes with a hitch. Carmen’s got a wild story to tell—all about her husband, her family secrets, and a hometown that’s purely gothic. She’s also got a plan. Reacher’s part of it. And before the sun sets, this ride could cost them both their lives.


  • Not my favorite Jack Reacher book . .

    By frenchy0674
    The plot seemed somewhat dull at first, but it never seemed to pick up speed. The entire book seemed to drag on forever, repeating itself. Many times I thought of just quitting it. The ending was too nice, and bundled up quickly, seemingly out of nowhere, everything fell into place . . when there was nothing there to begin with. Save your money.
  • What did Texas do to Lee Child?

    By favorite author new genre
    Spoiler Alert I am grateful that there was a Reacher book where he actually didn’t sleep with a woman he just met. Does it bother anyone else that he doesn’t seem to wear deodorant? I’m glad he at least has a toothbrush, but I can’t imagine how bad he must smell with all that intense action and no deodorant. I’m not sure why I begin a new Reacher book as soon as I finish each one. The first few I read were all really good, but it seems like every other one I read now is disappointing. This storyline was highly implausible, so that made it hard stick with to the end. Mr. Child’s opinion of Christian conservative Texans like me is painfully obvious. I think it is probably an opinion quietly shared by many authors, but Mr. Child spells it out loud and clear for you. Thankfully, his opinion of Texas and Texans is far removed from the reality I inhabit. It is quite tiresome the way that liberal individuals accuse conservatives of being racist. Liberals are the ones who seem dogmatic about continually pointing out and stirring up the differences in races and projecting opinions on different groups. As a Christian, conservative, Southerner, I know that God created every single one of us, and no one person is better than anyone else. Now, off to start the next Reacher in line, fingers crossed it’s a good one...
  • Stereotypes abound

    By Cantste3
    As with most of the Reacher books I feel that it is just a guilty pleasure. The book, like all of them needs better research. The book relies on racial and regional stereotypes and not a little racist insinuation. He paints white Texans as backwards, hillbillies.
  • My least favorite Reacher novel

    By BEHut
    I enjoy the Jack Reacher series and try to overlook most of the flaws due to the interesting characters and storylines. I had to force myself to get to the end of this one. Not sure if Lee Child had a deadline to meet and few ideas at the time, but this is a must-pass book in the series. Terrible depiction of Texas. The storyline is so implausible it I don’t think it would have been published without Child’s name attached to it.
  • Echo Burning

    By Bob (Busyboy)
    Echo Burning. This was a great book, hard to put down. One word will sum it up, Awesome!
  • Second time was just as good as the first.

    By chuckh48
    I read this one again as I have some others. I guess I'm hooked as I have read them all. Can't wait till new book is out.
  • Another great one

    By gmarcm
    Typically great Jack Reacher book. The most underrated author in the business.
  • Lee child is amazing

    By notoriousamp
    Couldn't put this book down. Love how all of the characters tie in together.
  • Echo Burning

    By Octopus8$&
    Excellent! After the first Reacher book--that I read without stopping--I started reading every one, and this one is just as good all the rest! What a great writer! I can hardly wait for his next one!
  • Echo Burning

    By Cliffsterph
    Ok read. Not as engaging as other Reacher novels. Good plot twists.