My choice for March was Without Fail by Lee Child
As with all the Jack Reacher series of books I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.
If you aren't familiar with the character he is an ex military policeman who drifts from place to place with very few possessions. The plot for this particular one is Jack Reacher giving a helping hand to the Secret Service in a murder threat against the vice president elect. It builds and builds, with a few surprises along the way, to a crescendo which is worth waiting for.
I've read this series in order and I have to say that you really don't need to have read any of the other books to read this one as it explains the history you need to know as you go along.
The only thing I don't particularly like about this series of books is that he always has to sleep with the leading cop/agent/whatever and I don't think there is always a need for it, however in this book it is probably more important than the others but in a weird kind of way as the Secret Service agent used to live with his dead brother.
I've yet to see the Jack Reacher film. I've mentioned it before but I really don't see Tom Cruise in the role. The author makes a big point in every book of describing Jack as 6ft 5 and blond which Tom Cruise certainly isn't.
Anyway his description is what inspired me this month. I have my own Jack who is 17 and rapidly approaching the same size as Jack Reacher and his younger brother who is over 6ft at only 14 so I knew I would be using their annual back to school photo.
I am really struggling with photographing my layouts. When one part is in focus the rest is a blur. More practice needed I think.
I found a stencil that is supposed to be an ink blotch but looks like a bullet hole and since the stories always involve guns I thought I would use that. I used glass beads texture gel but it hasn't gone quite to plan so is more of a splodge up in the top left hand corner. I do like the gel though and will use it again.
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