Lee Child

Lee Child

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September 3rd, 2024: Safe Enough: And Other Stories

October 22nd, 2024: In Too Deep

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Lee Child Stats: The highest rated book by Lee Child on Book Notification is Worth Dying For, the 15th novel in the Jack Reacher series. The second-highest rated book is The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher #22).

The most read book by Lee Child on Book Notification is Killing Floor, the first novel in the Jack Reacher series. The second most read book is Die Trying (Jack Reacher #2).

Below is a complete list of Lee Child books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Lee Child is the Jack Reacher Series.

List of Jack Reacher Books in Publication Order

The Jack Reacher series follows a former military policeman traveling the U.S., stumbling into mysteries and confronting danger with his unique blend of intelligence and brute force.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.6
Killing Floor
1997
2
8.6
Die Trying
1998
3
8.6
Tripwire
1999
4
8.4
Running Blind / The Visitor
2000
5
8.3
Echo Burning
2001
6
8.1
Without Fail
2002
7
8.8
Persuader
2003
8
8.6
The Enemy
2004
9
8.8
One Shot
2005
10
8.5
The Hard Way
2006
11
8.7
Bad Luck and Trouble
2007
12
7.7
Nothing to Lose
2008
13
8.6
Gone Tomorrow
2009
14
8.6
61 Hours
2010
15
8.9
Worth Dying For
2010
16
8.8
The Affair
2011
17
8.1
A Wanted Man
2012
18
8.8
Never Go Back
2013
19
8.3
Personal
2014
20
8.4
Make Me
2015
21
8
Night School
2016
22
8.9
The Midnight Line
2017
23
8.6
Past Tense
2018
24
8.1
Blue Moon
2019
25
8
The Sentinel (With: Andrew Child)
2020
26
8
Better Off Dead (With: Andrew Child)
2021
27
7.8
No Plan B (With: Andrew Child)
2022
28
7.6
The Secret (With: Andrew Child)
2023
29
In Too Deep (With: Andrew Child)
2024

List of Jack Reacher Series in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.6
The Enemy
2004
2
7.6
The Secret (With: Andrew Child)
2023
3
8
Night School
2016
4
8.8
The Affair
2011
5
8.6
Killing Floor
1997
6
8.6
Die Trying
1998
7
8.6
Tripwire
1999
8
8.4
Running Blind / The Visitor
2000
9
8.3
Echo Burning
2001
10
8.1
Without Fail
2002
11
8.8
Persuader
2003
12
8.8
One Shot
2005
13
8.5
The Hard Way
2006
14
8.7
Bad Luck and Trouble
2007
15
7.7
Nothing to Lose
2008
16
8.6
Gone Tomorrow
2009
17
8.6
61 Hours
2010
18
8.9
Worth Dying For
2010
19
8.1
A Wanted Man
2012
20
8.8
Never Go Back
2013
21
8.3
Personal
2014
22
8.4
Make Me
2015
23
8.9
The Midnight Line
2017
24
8.6
Past Tense
2018
25
8.1
Blue Moon
2019
26
8
The Sentinel (With: Andrew Child)
2020
27
8
Better Off Dead (With: Andrew Child)
2021
28
7.8
No Plan B (With: Andrew Child)
2022
29
In Too Deep (With: Andrew Child)
2024

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List of Jack Reacher Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order (with Andrew Child)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.2
Second Son
2011
2
8.2
Deep Down
2012
3
8.4
High Heat
2013
4
7.8
Not a Drill
2014
5
7.8
Good and Valuable Consideration: Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller (With: Joseph Finder)
2014
6
8.2
Small Wars
2015
7
8.3
Too Much Time
2017
8
7.2
The Christmas Scorpion
2018
9
8.7
The Fourth Man
2019
10
7.3
Cleaning the Gold (With: Karin Slaughter)
2019
11
New Kid in Town (By: Andrew Child)
2024
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The Fourth Man is not available for purchase.

List of Jack Reacher Collections in Publication Order

List of Jack Reacher Miscellaneous Books in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Akashic Drug Chronicles Books in Publication Order

This is an anthology series which features stories set in different cities around the world, each exploring the dark and complex relationship between location and the drug trade through various narratives.

List of Harold Middleton Books in Publication Order

This anthology series involves a retired military intelligence officer entangled in international espionage, terrorism, and conspiracy, with each book written by different thriller authors.

List of Mysterious Profiles Books in Publication Order

The Mysterious Profiles series offers brief biographies of iconic mystery writers, providing insights into their lives, works, and the creation of their most famous characters.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.7
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (By: Robert Crais)
2022
2
Jack Taylor (By: Ken Bruen)
2022
3
8
Jack Reacher
2022
4
Charlie Parker (By: John Connolly)
2022
5
8
Hieronymus Bosch (By: Michael Connelly)
2022
6
Lincoln Rhyme (By: Jeffery Deaver)
2022
7
10
Alex Delaware (By: Jonathan Kellerman)
2022
8
Tess Monaghan (By: Laura Lippman)
2022
9
Charlie Resnick (By: John Harvey)
2022
10
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus (By: Faye Kellerman)
2022
11
10
Inspector Morse (By: Colin Dexter)
2022
12
Dismas Hardy (By: John Lescroart)
2022
13
9
Bob Lee Swagger (By: Stephen Hunter)
2022
14
10
Aloysius X. L. Pendergast (By: Douglas Preston)
2022
15
Lou Boldt (By: Ridley Pearson)
2022
16
Spenser (By: Robert B. Parker)
2022
17
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (By: Anne Perry)
2022
18
John Rebus (By: Ian Rankin)
2022
19
Mallory (By: Carol O'Connell)
2022
20
Jane Whitefield (By: Thomas Perry)
2022
21
Ian Rutledge: A Mysterious Profile ( By: Charles Todd)
2022
22
Amos Walker (By: Loren D. Estleman)
2022
23
10
Precious Ramotswe (By: Alexander McCall Smith)
2022
24
8.1
Maisie Dobbs (By: Jacqueline Winspear)
2022
25
8.2
The Lincoln Lawyer (By: Michael Connelly)
2022
26
Ben Kincaid ( By: William Bernhardt)
2023
27
Repairman Jack (By: F. Paul Wilson)
2023
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List of The MatchUp Collection Books in Publication Order

The MatchUp Collection is a series of short stories where famous authors team up their well-known characters, such as Temperance Brennan and Jack Reacher in the same story.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Honor & ... (By: C.J. Box, Sandra Brown)
2017
2
8
Deserves to Be Dead (By: John Sandford, Lisa Jackson)
2017
3
92017
4
Midnight Flame (By: Christopher Rice, Lara Adrian)
2018
5
Short Story (By: Karin Slaughter, Michael Koryta)
2019
6
Past Prologue (By: Diana Gabaldon, Steve Berry)
2019
7
9
Faking a Murderer (With: Kathy Reichs)
2019
8
2019
9
Taking the Veil (By: J.A. Jance, Eric Van Lustbader)
2019
10
Rambo on Their Minds (By: Gayle Lynds, David Morrell)
2019
11
Footloose (By: Val McDermid, Peter James)
2019
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List of Lee Child Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
4
Like a Charm
2004
2
Greatest Hits
2005
3
The Cocaine Chronicles
2005
4
Death Do Us Part
2006
5
The Best British Mysteries IV
2007
6
8
Killer Year: Stories to Die For...
2008
7
Phoenix Noir
2009
8
First Thrills
2010
9
The Dark End of the Street
2010
10
The Best American Mystery Stories 2010
2010
11
The Rich and the Dead
2011
12
First Thrills: Volume 2
2011
13
First Thrills: Volume 3
2011
14
First Thrills: Volume 4
2011
15
4.7
A Study in Sherlock
2011
16
Vengeance
2012
17
6
Love is Murder
2012
18
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction
2012
19
USA Noir
2013
20
8
Inherit the Dead
2013
21
Crimespree Magazine #52
2013
22
Reader's Digest: Today's Best Fiction
2014
23
7.4
FaceOff
2014
24
10
Belfast Noir
2014
25
10
Manhattan Mayhem
2015
26
6
The Best American Mystery Stories 2015
2015
27
9
In Sunlight or In Shadow
2016
28
6.7
MatchUp
2017
29
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part VII
2017
30
6
Alive in Shape and Color
2017
31
Ten Year Stretch
2018
32
5
The Best American Mystery Stories 2018
2018
33
Exit Wounds
2019
34
6
Invisible Blood
2019
35
Dear NHS
2020
36
How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America
2021
37
7
The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year: 2021
2021
38
UEA MA Crime Fiction Anthology
2022
39
An Unnecessary Assassin
2023
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Lee Child: Biography

Lee Child (James Dover Grant) was born on October 29th, 1954 and is currently 69 years old. Lee Child was born in Coventry, England. Child attended University of Sheffield where he received a Bachelor of Laws and University of Sheffield where he received an Honorary Doctor of Letters.

Lee Child is the author of the Jack Reacher series which currently consists of 29 novels. The Jack Reacher series started in 1997 with the novel Killing Floor. The most recently released novel in the Jack Reacher series was The Secret which was released in 2023. There is an upcoming novel for the Jack Reacher series entitled In Too Deep which is being released on October 22nd, 2024.

Lee Child has a brother who is also an author, Andrew Grant. Lee Child has co-authored 5 novels with Andrew Child they are: The Sentinel, Better Off Dead, No Plan B, The Secret and In Too Deep.

The name "Lee Child" was born out of a family gag about the mispronunciation when talking about the Renault Le Car. He pronounced it "Lee Car" and it was a running gag that stuck.

The name "Jack Reacher" was born when Lee was in a grocery store with his wife reaching for something on a high shelf as he is tall. His wife remarked to him that if writing doesn't pan out he could always get a job as a "reacher in a supermarket" and Jack Reacher was named.

Lee's website won the 2002 "Best Crime Fiction Website" award at the Gumshoe awards that year.

Lee Child was shortlisted for the 2016 Dead Reader Award in The Tess Gerritsen Award for Best Series category for the Jack Reacher series.

Lee won the 2018 Dead Reader Award in The Wringer Award for the Character Who’s Been Put Through It All category for his character Jack Reacher.

Lee Child is a member of The Nielsen Bestseller Award's 21st Century Platinum Hall of Fame.

No Plan B was ranked as one of the Best Thrillers of 2022 by The Real Book Spy website listing it among the top 15 Action, Political, Military, and Spy Thrillers.

Lee Child: Awards & Accolades

Lee Child has won multiple awards including: The International Thriller Writers Award, Thrillermaster, in 2017, Theakston's Old Peculier, Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction, in 2017 and the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, in 2019. Lee Child was also nominated for the Crime Thriller Awards, The Bestseller Dagger, in 2011.

Lee Child has won many awards including:

  • Killing Floor won the Barry Award, Best First Novel, in 1998 as well as the Anthony Award - Best First Mystery in 1998, Nielsen Awards - Platinum Bestseller in 2018.
  • The Enemy won the Barry Award, Best Novel, in 2005 as well as the Nero Award - Best Mystery Novel in 2005 and the BookBrowse Awards - Ruby Award in 2005.
  • 61 Hours won Theakston's Old Peculier, Crime Novel of the Year, in 2011.
  • A Wanted Man won the British Book Awards, Crime and Thriller Book of the Year, in 2012.
  • Running Blind / The Visitor won the Nielsen Awards, Gold Bestseller, in 2017.
  • Never Go Back won The Dead Good Reader Award, The Page to Screen Award for Best Adapted Book, in 2017.
  • Personal won the Nielsen Awards, Gold Bestseller, in 2017.
  • Make Me won the Nielsen Awards, Gold Bestseller, in 2017.
  • Night School won the Nielsen Awards, Silver Bestseller, in 2018.
  • How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America won the Agatha Award, Best Non-fiction, in 2021 as well as the Anthony Award - Best Non-Fiction Book in 2022.

The following novels by Lee Child were also nominated for these awards:

  • Killing Floor: Macavity Award, Best First Mystery (1998). Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel (1998).
  • Running Blind / The Visitor: Barry Award, Best Novel (2000).
  • Without Fail: Crime Writer's Association Award, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award (2002). Barry Award, Best Novel (2002). Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel (2003).
  • Persuader: Crime Writer's Association Award, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award (2003). Gumshoe Award, Best Novel (2004).
  • The Enemy: Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel (2005). Audie Award, Best Male Narrator (2005).
  • One Shot: Audie Award, Best Male Narrator (2006). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2006).
  • The Hard Way: Gumshoe Award, Best Thriller Novel (2007).
  • Bad Luck and Trouble: Crime Thriller Awards, Author of the Year (2008). Gumshoe Award, Best Thriller Novel (2008). Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (2008). British Book Awards, Crime and Thriller Book of the Year (2008). Theakston's Old Peculier, Crime Novel of the Year (2009).
  • 61 Hours: Crime Writer's Association Award, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award (2010).
  • Worth Dying For: British Book Awards, Fiction Book of the Year (2010).
  • The Affair: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2011).
  • The Itinerary: Anthony Award, Best Short Story (2012).
  • A Wanted Man: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2012).
  • Never Go Back: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2013). British Book Awards, Crime and Thriller Book of the Year (2013). International Thriller Writers Award, Best Hardcover Novel (2014).
  • Personal: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2014). British Book Awards, Crime and Thriller Book of the Year (2014). The Dead Good Reader Award, The Reichenbach Falls Award for Most Epic Ending (2015).
  • FaceOff: Anthony Award, Best Anthology / Collection (2015).
  • Make Me: Crime Writer's Association Award, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award (2016).
  • Night School: British Book Awards, Crime and Thriller Book of the Year (2017).
  • In Sunlight or In Shadow: Anthony Award, Best Anthology / Collection (2017).
  • Second Son: Crime Writer's Association Award, Short Story Award (2018).
  • Too Much Time: International Thriller Writers Award, Best Short Story (2018).
  • The Midnight Line: British Book Awards, Crime and Thriller Book of the Year (2018).
  • Blue Moon: British Book Awards, Crime and Thriller Book of the Year (2020).
  • The Sentinel: British Book Awards, Crime and Thriller Book of the Year (2021).
  • Better Off Dead: The Dead Good Reader Award, The Race-Against-Time Award for Best Action Thriller (2022).
  • Safe Enough: And Other Stories: Crime Writer's Association Award, Short Story Award (2024).

Lee Child: Lists & Other Mentions

  • Nothing to Lose was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2008.
  • Gone Tomorrow was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2009.
  • 61 Hours was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2010.
  • Worth Dying For was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2010.
  • The Affair was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2011.
  • A Wanted Man was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2012.
  • Never Go Back was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2013.
  • Personal was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2014.
  • Make Me was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2015.
  • Night School was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2016.
  • The Midnight Line was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2017.
  • Past Tense was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2018.
  • Blue Moon was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2019.
  • The Sentinel was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2020.
  • Better Off Dead was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2021.
  • The Secret was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2023.

Lee Child: TV/Movies Based on Books

In February 2022, the Jack Reacher TV series was released on Amazon Prime. It starred Alan Ritchson as Jack Reacher. The first season of the show was based on the novel Killing Floor, which is the first book in the Jack Reacher series. It had 8 episodes.

The second series of Reacher premiered on December 15th. It is based on the novel Bad Luck and Trouble, and features the likes of Maria Sten playing Frances Neagley, as part of the Special Investigators.

The series has been renewed for a third season, and will be based on Persuader.

The novel One Shot was made into a movie starring Tom Cruise, and co-starring Rosamund Pike and Robert Duvall. This was directed by Christopher McQuarrie and was released in 2012. In 2016, a sequel was released entitled Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and was loosely based on the novel Never Go Back. It co-starred Cobie Smulders.

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Lee Child are:

  1. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  2. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  3. John Grisham, author of the Jake Brigance Series.
  4. James Patterson, author of the Alex Cross Series.
  5. Harlan Coben, author of the Myron Bolitar Series.

Lee Child: F.A.Q

When was Lee Child Born? How old is Lee Child?

Lee Child was born on October 29th, 1954. Lee Child is currently 69 years old.

Where was Lee Child Born?

Lee Child was born in Coventry, England and is English.

What awards has Lee Child won?

Lee Child has won the following awards: Thrillermaster at the International Thriller Writers Award (2017), Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction at Theakston's Old Peculier (2017) and the Author of the Year at the British Book Awards (2019).

What book awards has Lee Child won?

Killing Floor: Barry Award Best First Novel (1998), Anthony Award Best First Mystery (1998), Nielsen Awards Platinum Bestseller (2018).
The Enemy: Barry Award Best Novel (2005), Nero Award Best Mystery Novel (2005), BookBrowse Awards Ruby Award (2005).
61 Hours: Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year (2011).
A Wanted Man: British Book Awards Crime and Thriller Book of the Year (2012).
Running Blind / The Visitor: Nielsen Awards Gold Bestseller (2017).
Never Go Back: The Dead Good Reader Award The Page to Screen Award for Best Adapted Book (2017).
Personal: Nielsen Awards Gold Bestseller (2017).
Make Me: Nielsen Awards Gold Bestseller (2017).
Night School: Nielsen Awards Silver Bestseller (2018).
How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America: Agatha Award Best Non-fiction (2021), Anthony Award Best Non-Fiction Book (2022).

What was the first book Lee Child wrote?

The first novel written by Lee Child was Killing Floor, published in 1997.

What was the most recent book Lee Child wrote?

His most recently released work was The Secret on October 24th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Lee Child?

Lee Child has two new books coming out: Safe Enough: And Other Stories will be released on September 3rd, 2024. In Too Deep will be released on October 22nd, 2024.

How many books has Lee Child written?

Lee Child has written 50 books across 15 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 29 books in the Jack Reacher Series
  • 10 Jack Reacher Short Stories/Novellas
  • 1 Jack Reacher Collections
  • 1 book in the Jack Reacher Miscellaneous Series
  • 2 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 2 Non-Fiction Books
  • 1 Short Story Collections
  • 1 book in the Akashic Drug Chronicles Series
  • 2 books in the Harold Middleton Series
  • 1 book in the Mysterious Profiles Series
  • 1 book in The MatchUp Collection Series

What books are the Reacher TV series based on?

The first season of Reacher is based on the first book in the series, Killing Floor. The second season of Reacher is based on Bad Luck and Trouble, the 11th novel in the Jack Reacher series.

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    Dave W.
    Dave W.
    2 years ago

    Absolutely my favorite series of all time. I like a book where you know the good guy is going to prevail and so on and you can put full trust in him.

    I think Persuader is probably the best book although they are all very good.

    I tried the audiobooks for the later ones but it was weird. The narrator just didn’t sound like Reacher in my head so I went back to physical reading.

    Dave W.
    Dave W.
    Reply to  Dave W.
    2 years ago

    Meant to say – watched the movies and also hated Tom Cruise lol.

    Graeme
    Graeme
    Admin
    Reply to  Dave W.
    1 year ago

    Have you watched the TV show on Prime? Probably enjoying that a lot more 🙂

    Kyler F
    Kyler F
    2 years ago

    Like a lot of people, I was introduced to Jack Reacher through the Tom Cruise movies, so I picked up a couple of the books to try them out. Imagine my surprise when I got to the description of Reacher; quite the difference from the actor who portrayed him I’d say. Despite that I was made a quick fan of the series, and have read several of them by this point. Reacher’s stolid demeanor and quick thinking make for an interesting combo, and helps keep him alive in some thrilling and dangerous encounters. The books shifting from 1st to 3rd person perspective keeps the series installments different enough from each other so that you’re sure to remember each one.

    Austin D.
    Austin D.
    2 years ago

    I’ve read most of the “Jack Reacher” books at least twice and some even more than that. I always look forward to the new book coming out because that means Reacher’s going on a new adventure for me to enjoy.

    It’s great seeing this character be such a tough and imposing figure in one instance, and such a brilliant detective the next, and, in the end, putting the clues together.

    Another great aspect is Reacher’s dry sense of humor, and his ability to deliver excellent comebacks.

    It’s hard to pick a favorite, but “Persuader”, “The Hard Way”, and “One Shot”, “Tripwire” would have to be up near the top.

    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series of novels have been some of my favorite thriller and mystery works that I have read and reread multiple times over the years.
    It was this series that also got me interested in movie and TV adaptations of popular books. Tom Cruise really is the best at being Jack Reacher and I am certain he got a ton of people interested in the series.
    Unlike most detectives Reacher starts out as a drifter and becomes one of the most brilliant and memorable detectives ever written.
    Its not easy to pick my favorite of the Jack Reacher series since they are all so good. But if I absolutely had to choose it would probably be One Shot, probably because I love the movie too much.

    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    I like a scenario where the bad guys get what they deserve and the Lee Child does just that.
    He’s among the world’s best thriller writers I know.
    Jack Reacher is a compelling and page turning mystery series.
    Lee’s books are utterly addictive and you can’t stop reading them once you start.
    As a lover of action and suspense stories, I like how the author creates smart, confident and fascinating characters.
    The books work out my mind trying to figure out what Reacher is thinking and doing and the reason behind it.
    Thanks for this list of books by Lee Child; I’ll be able to read the entire Jack Reacher series in order.
    I’m looking forward to completing the series in two months –time.

    Teddy B.
    Teddy B.
    2 years ago

    Lee Child’s series Jack Reacher series is often found in the list of favorites of readers across the world. This series as well as its film adaptations featuring Tom Cruise in the lead role are incredibly popular.

    This series has helped Lee Child win prestigious literary awards and accolades.

    My favorite Jack Reacher book is the 18th installment called Never Go Back because the movie based on this book features two of my most favorite actors, Cobie Smulders and Tom Cruise.

    Another reason for liking this book is that it shows Jack Reacher’s modest and humane nature as well as his soft-heartedness and not just his tough outer personality as an ex-military officer.

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    Lee Child came very close to giving me a heart attack when he gave that Guardian interview in which he admitted that he spent several years thinking about all the ways he could kill Reacher off.

    That cannot happen. Seriously, I wouldn’t take it well. Admittedly, I wasn’t a fan of Child’s decision to pass the series on to his brother. I opposed the idea more vehemently back when I thought that Andrew Grant was just some random author Child had groomed to replace him.

    Knowing that Child and Grant are brothers puts me at ease. Nonetheless, if I had my way, Child would write these novels forever, or at least until I died. But if he’s tired of writing this series, Grant is as good a replacement as any.

    DavidEdge
    DavidEdge
    8 months ago

    Plan B is a little disappointing so far, 33% through and struggling to keep my interest, but will continue for old times sake! Never had this problem before!

    Graeme
    Graeme
    Admin
    Reply to  DavidEdge
    8 months ago

    I really enjoyed that one. I thought it was a bit hard to get into with all the different stories going on that didn’t seem connected but glad I stuck with it. Hopefully it gets better for you – but that was a bit different to the usual novels.

    Deborah Moore
    Deborah Moore
    7 months ago

    I always enjoy a novel with Jack Reacher as the main character but for some reason, I simply can’t get past Tom Cruise as the lead when the movie came out. Just all wrong in so many ways.

    Jungleed
    Jungleed
    5 months ago

    Every Reached novel is a winner in my book. Waiting my turn to get Kindle version of The Secret in the next week or two.Also just re watched Prime 1st season of Jack Reacher and pumped for season 2 based on Bad Luck and Trouble in December. Also just read that the Child brothers have signed to do 4 more Reacher novels (including The Secret) which brought a smile to my face.

    azangie
    azangie
    5 months ago

    I love Jack Reacher books!!! What a character – the world needs more like him. Always looking out for the underdog with no expectation of payment or anything. Keep them coming!!

    Dave Townley
    Dave Townley
    4 months ago

    I’m happy that the brother’s are getting along writing these books. It probably wasn’t easy with an extremely successful writer handing off some duties to his vastly insignificant brother. Just kidding, it’s all storyline and formula at this point.

    Dave Townley
    Dave Townley
    4 months ago

    I’m beyond thrilled that Lee Child actually has input on the TV Series. The movies weren’t terrible (well….) but, the series is right on point. Little Tommy driving like a racecar driver? Um, nope.

    Goodal
    Goodal
    4 months ago

    Love Jack Reacher (and the subsequent Reacher series), but I must say that I’m not a fan of the change in narrative perspective that is occurring with Lee Child writing as a partner with Andrew Child. These entries into the Reacher story have been weaker in my opinion, still enjoyable, but weaker overall. Anybody else have that feeling?

    Chy Anne
    Chy Anne
    Reply to  Goodal
    4 months ago

    Totally agree with you. I will never stop reading Reacher books as long as they are written since it’s my favorite series of all time, but I am not as pleased with the latest books, and I think a lot of it has to do with the change of narrative. I hate the first person perspective. That’s not how they are supposed to be written.

    Tom
    Tom
    4 months ago

    I maybe should read a few of these to see if they are that good. I tried watching the TV series but didn’t get into it.

    Art
    Art
    Reply to  Tom
    4 months ago

    Yes read a few, the TV series is good but knowing Jack from the books puts a lot of things into perspective

    Last edited 4 months ago by Art
    Art
    Art
    4 months ago

    I realize that like the rest of us Jack is getting older. It has been 26 years since we first met him and it appears that like the rest of us he is slowing down and is more laid back than he was. Having said that I now must state that he is a fictional character and not confined to the same rules as us. Give us back the kick-ass Jack that we have come too enjoy.

    azangie
    azangie
    3 months ago

    I’m so glad Reacher, on Amazon Prime, has a main character that really fits Reacher in his books. I think his early books were better, but these latest ones do pack a punch.

    Waterburg72
    Waterburg72
    2 months ago

    PERSUADER – This is a re-read for me. This book will be the storyline of season three of the TV show “Reacher”. It will be interesting to see how the book looks on TV.

    The story follows Reacher after he sees someone he had a run-in with ten years prior. He then gets caught up in a situation with the DEA. The story has no slow points. There is so much going on I was getting out of breath just reading the action.

    This is one of Mr. Child’s better books in the series.

    msdelisle
    msdelisle
    2 months ago

    Love, love, love Jack Reacher! I just learned that there is an Amazon series projecting Reacher as I imagine him when I’m reading. I may check it out.

    stalsma
    stalsma
    1 month ago

    Faking A Murderer – short story to fill in because no other Reacher book to read. Interesting ending.

    Neil
    Neil
    24 days ago

    I have read all the Jack Reacher books and I really enjoyed Blue Moon. It was fast paced and very interesting…but the Secret was for me the worst Jack Reacher book. It starts out in the first couple of pages with him jumping into bed with a FBI agent he just meets. This is completely out of character and ridiculous as I think of Reacher as a careful thinker. The plot goes downhill with two women out-smarting government agents not once but throughout the whole book. The agents are depicted as morons who never learn. I hope the future books are better or I may abandon the series!

    Neil Fox
    Neil Fox
    24 days ago

    I have read the Secret and am very worried the writer has turned a corner is is going downhill. For me the book is the worst of the Jack Reacher series.

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