Discover Lee Child, Mystery Writer Who Makes Pages Turn
Meet Lee Child
Lee Child writes about Jack Reacher, a larger than life hero. Despite the over the top nature of the hero, the stories, and the endings, these are suspenseful page-turners!
Meet Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher is a big man, an ex-soldier, and about as independent as you get. He owns virtually nothing. Rather than deal with washing and packing clothes, he buys a cheap set, wears them for 3-4 days, then throws them away. No attachments. He moves from place to place on a whim; hops a bus to Anywhere, USA. Somehow trouble finds him, or somebody from his past reaches out for help. Jack Reacher is a one man problem-solving wrecking crew. When you go up against the bad guys, you want Reacher on your side.
Each Book is a Non Stop Page Turner
With suspense stories, it can be very easy to slide into judgmental thinking and start thinking about the unlikelihood of the story line or events. The mark of a good suspense writer is not only the ability to write a great yarn, but the ability to keep the pace and focus on what's happening now. That makes a page-turner. Lee Child writes page-turners with the best of them.
Reading the series from book one allows you to see the character evolve, and the monolithic Jack Reacher to flesh out. Since each book is independent, and there is really only one recurring character, you can jump into the series with any book. I just finished "One Shot" and recommend it.
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Lee Child Bibliography
∫ The Jack Reacher Series
Killing Floor (1997)
Die Trying (1998)
Running Blind (2000)
Echo Burning (2001)
Without Fail (2002)
The Enemy (2004)
One Shot (2005)
The Hard Way (2006)
Bad Luck and Trouble (May 2007)-
∫ Short Stories
The .50 Solution from Bloodlines (US)
Enough from Death Do Us Part
James Penney's New Identity from Thriller (US)
The Greatest Trick of All from Greatest Hits
Ten Keys from The Cocaine Chronicles
The Snake Eater by the Numbers from Like a Charm
James Penney's New Identity from Fresh Blood 3 (UK)