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Jack Reacher books in order: the complete series

Looking for Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books in order? Never fear – we’re here to help!

A series of books can be a daunting prospect. Do you have to begin at the beginning? Which book is the first one? Which book is the best one? Are there sub-plots or sub-series to tap into first? The questions are many and the answers are not always straightforward, but we’re here to help bring some clarity to this confusion.

There are now 28 books in Lee Child’s highly successful Jack Reacher series, with his new novel, The Secret heading our way this October – plus one short story collection. In the first thriller we’re introduced to Jack Reacher, a dangerous and unattainable lone ranger who used to be in the military. The series follows his exploits all across America and occasionally into other countries.

There are four books that form a sub-series starting off with 61 Hours then continuing in Worth Dying For, A Wanted Man and finally Never Go Back. They follow Reacher as he’s trying to get to Virginia to return to his old base and a woman’s voice.

The first book in Lee Child’s series, Killing Floor, is so good it seems a shame not to start there, but this is a series you can dip into at different stages because there’s always one constant – our hero himself. Here are the Jack Reacher books in order.

Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books in order:

Killing Floor by Lee Child

1. Killing Floor (1997)

Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks fourteen miles down a country road into Margrave, Georgia. An arbitrary decision he’s about to regret.

Reacher is the only stranger in town on the day they have had their first homicide in thirty years.The cops arrest Reacher and the police chief turns eyewitness to place him at the scene. As nasty secrets leak out, and the body count mounts, one thing is for sure: they picked the wrong guy to take the fall.

Die Trying by Lee Child

2. Die Trying (1998)

Jack Reacher, alone, strolling nowhere. A Chicago street in bright sunshine. A young woman, struggling on crutches. He offers her a steadying arm. And turns to see a handgun aimed at his stomach.

Chained in a dark van racing across America, Reacher doesn’t know why they’ve been kidnapped. The woman claims to be FBI. She’s certainly tough enough. But at their remote destination, will raw courage be enough to overcome the hopeless odds?

Tripwire by Lee Child

3. Tripwire (1999)

For Jack Reacher being invisible has become a habit. He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys. He doesn’t want to be found.

But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off. It’s time to head north and work out who is trying to find him and why.

The Visitor by Lee Child

4. The Visitor (2000)

Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cooke have a lot in common. Both were army high-flyers. Both were acquainted with Jack Reacher. Both were forced to resign from the service. Now they’re both dead.

Found in their own homes, naked, in a bath full of paint. Apparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante. A man just like Jack Reacher.

Title changed to Running Blind in the US.

Echo Burning by Lee Child

5. Echo Burning (2001)

Jack Reacher, adrift in the hellish heat of a Texas summer. Looking for a lift through the vast empty landscape. A woman stops, and offers a ride. She is young, rich and beautiful. But her husband’s in jail. When he comes out, he’s going to kill her.

Her family’s hostile, she can’t trust the cops, and the lawyers won’t help. She is entangled in a web of lies and prejudice, hatred and murder.

Jack Reacher never could resist a lady in distress.

Without Fail by Lee Child

6. Without Fail (2002)

Jack Reacher walks alone. No job, no ID, no last known address. But he never turns down a plea for help.

Now a woman tracks him down. A woman serving at the very heart of US power. A woman who needs Reacher’s assistance in her new job – protecting the Vice-President of the United States, who someone wants dead.

Persuader by Lee Child

7. Persuader (2003)

Jack Reacher lives for the moment. Without a home. Without commitment. But he has a burning desire to right wrongs – and rewrite his own agonizing past.

When Reacher witnesses a brutal kidnap attempt, he takes the law into his own hands. But a cop dies. Has Reacher lost his sense of right and wrong?

The Enemy by Lee Child

8. The Enemy (2004)

New Year’s Day, 1990. A soldier is found dead in a sleazy motel bed. Jack Reacher is the officer on duty. The soldier turns out to be a two-star general. The situation is bad enough, then Reacher finds the general’s wife.

This stomach-churning thriller turns back the clock to a younger Reacher, in dogtags. A Reacher who still believes in the service. A Reacher who imposes army discipline. Even if only in his own pragmatic way…

One Shot by Lee Child

9. One Shot (2005)

This is the novel the first Jack Reacher movie was based on so from a film perspective a valid place to start.

Six shots. Five dead. A heartland city thrown into terror. But within hours the cops have it solved. A slam-dunk case. Apart from one thing. The accused gunman refuses to talk except for a single phrase: Get Jack Reacher for me.

Reacher lives off the grid. He’s not looking for trouble. But sometimes trouble looks for him. What could connect the noble Reacher to this psychopathic killer?

The Hard Way by Lee Child

10. The Hard Way (2006)

Jack Reacher is alone, the way he likes it. He watches a man cross a New York street and drive away in a Mercedes. The car contains $1 million of ransom money. Reacher’s job is to make sure it all turns out right – money paid, family safely returned.

But Reacher is in the middle of a nasty little war where nothing is simple. What started on a busy New York street explodes three thousand miles away, in the sleepy English countryside.

Reacher’s going to have to do this one the hard way.

Bad Luck And Trouble by Lee Child

11. Bad Luck and Trouble (2007)

You do not mess with Jack Reacher. He is as close to untraceable as a person can get. A loner comfortable in his anonymity and solitude. So when a member of his old Army unit finds a way to contact him, he knows this has to be serious.

You do not mess with the Special Investigators. In the past the elite team always watched each other’s backs. Now one of them has shown up dead in the California desert and six more are missing.

Reacher’s old buddies are in big trouble, and he can’t let that go.

Nothing To Lose by Lee Child

12. Nothing To Lose (2008)

Between two small towns in Colorado, nothing but twelve miles of empty road. All Jack Reacher wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets are four redneck deputies, a vagrancy charge and a trip back to the line.

But Reacher is a big man, and he’s in shape. No job, no address, no baggage. Nothing, except bloody-minded curiosity. What are the secrets the locals seem so determined to hide?

Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child

13. Gone Tomorrow (2009)

Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs. There are twelve things to look for. No one who has worked in law enforcement will ever forget them.

New York City. The subway, two o’clock in the morning. Jack Reacher studies his fellow passengers. Four are OK. The fifth isn’t.

The train brakes for Grand Central Station. Will Reacher intervene, and save lives? Or is he wrong? Will his intervention cost lives – including his own?

61 Hours by Lee Child

14. 61 Hours (2010)

Icy winter in South Dakota. A bus skids and crashes in a gathering storm. On the back seat: Jack Reacher, hitching a ride to nowhere. A life without baggage has many advantages. And disadvantages too, like facing the arctic cold without a coat.

A small town is threatened by sinister forces. One brave woman is standing up for justice. If she’s going to live to testify, she’ll need help from a man like Reacher. Because there’s a killer coming for her.

Has Reacher finally met his match? He doesn’t want to put the world to rights. He just doesn’t like people who put it to wrongs.

Worth Dying For by Lee Child

15. Worth Dying For (2010)

There’s deadly trouble in the wilds of Nebraska – and Reacher walks right into it. He falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing eight-year-old girl that Reacher can’t let go.

Reacher – bruised and battered – should have just kept on going. But for Reacher, that was impossible.

What, in this fearful rural county, would be worth dying for?

The Affair by Lee Child

16. The Affair (2011)

Six months before the events in Killing Floor, Major Jack Reacher of the US Military Police goes undercover in Mississippi, to investigate a murder. A woman has had her throat cut behind a bar in Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base. Is the murderer a local guy – or is he a soldier?

The county sheriff is a former US Marine – and a stunningly beautiful woman. Her investigation is going nowhere. Is the Pentagon stonewalling her? Or doesn’t she really want to find the killer?

If Reacher does what the army wants, will he be able to live with himself? And if he doesn’t, will the army be able to live with him?

A Wanted Man by Lee Child

17. A Wanted Man (2012)

When you’re as big and rough as Jack Reacher – and you have a badly set, freshly busted nose – it isn’t easy to hitch a ride. At last, he’s picked up by three strangers – two men and a woman.

Within minutes it becomes clear they’re all lying about everything – and there’s a police roadblock ahead. There has been an incident, and the cops are looking for the bad guys…

Will they get through because the three are innocent? Or because the three are now four? Is Reacher just a decoy?

Never Go Back by Lee Child

18. Never Go Back (2013)

Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. But the woman he’s meeting isn’t where she’s supposed to be and before Reacher knows it, there’s a lot that’s not quite the way it’s supposed to be. This is the book the second Jack Reacher film is based on.

Read the first chapter here or watch the film’s trailer here.

Personal by Lee Child

19. Personal (2014)

Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he’s a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president.

Someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him.

Read the first chapter here.

Make Me by Lee Child

20. Make Me (2015)

A remote railroad stop on the prairie with the curious name of Mother’s Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely pioneer tombstone in a sea of nearly-ripe wheat. Instead, there is a woman waiting for a missing colleague, a cryptic note about two hundred deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people.

Reacher’s one-day stopover turns into an open-ended quest leading to the most hidden reaches of the internet, and right into the nightmare heart of darkness.

Read the first chapter here.

Night School by Lee Child

21. Night School (2014)

It’s just a voice plucked from the air: ‘The American wants a hundred million dollars’. For what? Who from? It’s 1996, and the Soviets are long gone. But now there’s a new enemy. In an apartment in Hamburg, a group of smartly-dressed young Saudis are planning something big.

Jack Reacher is fresh off a secret mission. The Army pats him on the back and sends him to a school with only three students: Reacher, an FBI agent, and a CIA analyst. Their assignment? To find that American. And what he’s selling. And to whom. There is serious shit going on, signs of a world gone mad.

Read the first chapter here.

The Midnight Line by Lee Child

22. The Midnight Line (2017)

Reacher sees a West Point class ring in a pawn shop window. It’s tiny. It’s a woman cadet’s graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher was a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went through to get it.

All he wants is to find the woman. He’ll have to go through bikers, cops, crooks, and low-life muscle. If she’s ok, he’ll walk away. If she’s not… he’ll stop at nothing. This is a raw and elemental quest for simple justice.

Read the first chapter here.

Past Tense by Lee Child

23. Past Tense (2018)

A young couple trying to get to New York City are stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. Before long they’re trapped in an ominous game of life and death.

Meanwhile, Jack Reacher sets out on an epic road trip across America. He doesn’t get far. Deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been – the town where his father was born. But when he arrives he is told no one named Reacher ever lived there. Now he wonders: who’s lying?

As the tension ratchets up and these two stories begin to entwine, the stakes have never been higher for Reacher.

Read the first three chapters of Past Tense here!

Blue Moon by Lee Child

24. Blue Moon (2019)

Jack Reacher is a former military cop, trained to notice things. He’s on a Greyhound bus, watching an elderly man sleeping in his seat, with a fat envelope of cash hanging out of his pocket. Another passenger is watching too… obviously hoping to get rich quick.

When the mugger finally makes his move, Reacher rides to the rescue. The old man is grateful, yet he turns down Reacher’s offer to help him home. He’s vulnerable, scared, and clearly in big, big trouble.

Elsewhere in the city, two ruthless rival criminal gangs, one Albanian, the other Ukrainian, are competing for control. Do they have a life-and-death hold on the old guy? Will Reacher sit back and let bad things happen? Or can he twist the situation to everyone’s benefit?

The Sentinel by Lee Child and Andrew Child

25. The Sentinel (2020)

Jack Reacher gets off a bus in Nashville, Tennessee, in a quest for food, lodging and some good country music. But when he encounters a band of musicians who have been cheated by an unscrupulous bar owner, he steps in to help…

Better Off Dead by Lee Child and Andrew Child

26. Better Off Dead (2021)

Reacher never backs down from a problem – and he’s about to find a big one, on a deserted Arizona road, where a Jeep has crashed into the only tree for miles around. Under the merciless desert sun, nothing is as it seems.

Minutes later Reacher is heading into the nearby border town, a backwater that has seen better days. Next to him is Michaela Fenton, an army veteran turned FBI agent, who is trying to find her twin brother. He might have got mixed up with some dangerous people. And Reacher might just need to pay them a visit.

Their leader has burrowed his influence deep into the town. Just to get in and meet the mysterious Dendoncker, Reacher is going to have to achieve the impossible. To get answers will be even harder. There are people in this hostile, empty place who would rather die than reveal their secrets. But then, if Reacher is coming after you, you might be better off dead.

No Plan B by Lee Child and Andrew Child

27. No Plan B (2022)

Gerrardsville, Colorado. One tragic event. Two witnesses. Two conflicting accounts. One witness sees a woman throw herself in front of a bus – clearly suicide. The other witness is Jack Reacher. And he sees what really happened – a man in grey hoodie and jeans, swift and silent as a shadow, pushed the victim to her death, before grabbing her bag and sauntering away.

Reacher follows the killer on foot, not knowing that this was no random act of violence. It is part of something much bigger…a sinister, secret conspiracy, with powerful people on the take, enmeshed in an elaborate plot that leaves no room for error. If any step is compromised, the threat will have to be quickly and permanently removed.

But when the threat is Reacher, there is No Plan B….

The Secret by Lee Child and Andrew Child

28. The Secret (2023)

1992. Eight respectable, upstanding people have been found dead across the US. These deaths look like accidents and don’t appear to be connected. Until one body – the victim of a fatal fall from a hospital window – generates some unexpected attention. That attention comes from the Secretary of Defence, who promptly calls for an inter-agency task force to investigate. Jack Reacher is assigned as the Army’s representative.

Reacher may be an exceptional soldier, but sweeping other people’s secrets under the carpet isn’t part of his skill set. As he races to discover the link between these victims, and who killed them, he must navigate around the ulterior motives of his new ‘partners’. And all while moving into the sight line of some of the most dangerous people he has ever encountered.

His mission is to uncover the truth. The question is: will Reacher bring the bad guys to justice the official way… or his way?

In Too Deep by Lee Child and Andrew Child

29. In Too Deep – October 2024

Reacher had no idea where he was. No idea how he had got there. But someone must have brought him. And shackled him. And whoever had done those things was going to rue the day.

That was for damn sure.


No Middle Name by Lee Child

No Middle Name (2017)

All Lee Child’s shorter fiction featuring Jack Reacher in one volume. Read together, these twelve stories shed new light on Reacher’s past, illuminating how he grew up and developed into the wandering avenger who has captured the imagination of millions around the world. Read an extract here.

There you have it – the Jack Reacher books in order! How many have you read? Let us know in the comments below…

Books Like Lee Child’s Jack Reacher:


    Where has Jack Reacher been all my life?
    Finally a real man.
    I’ve just listened to ‘Past tense’ on audiobook driving through coast and countryside – my very first Jack Reacher – and I’m a little obsessed.
    Desperately need to reach out to Reacher again. I’m having withdrawal symptoms already. Adored Scott Bricks voice, narrating.
    Thank you, Lee and, thank you, Scott.
    But I really do think Jack needs to walk through Australia’s outback.

    Hi Just read No Plan B Not as good as all the rest .I didn’t know that it was a different author but I felt something was different.Not enough Reacher,too many other characters..

    Paul Shepherd try Hold the Zero or A Song in the Morning to kick off great stories by Gerald Seymour…

    I have read all and can’t wait for the release of The Secret in October. Hopefully the next series on tv will be out this year also. Solid release from dull living.

    Read them all except No Plan B, but Christmas is coming & it will fit nicely into any Christmas sock (space reserved in mine!). So what if the stories are formulaic – they are still a good escapist read and that is the most important point – gets you away from life’s troubles. Let Jack handle them!

    I am ashamed to admit that I have read all the Jack Reacher books as I don’t usually read this type of book at all. I skip through all the violent bits as they are repetitive and rather ridiculous and the fact that he is virtually a vagrant yet the number of women who find him hard to resist is hard to swallow. However, I am completely hooked! It is the clever plot lines and the way Reacher works it all out that does it!

    I’m not a big reader and have only read all of Andy mc Nabs Nick stone books. And all all of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books..
    If anyone can suggest any books similar to these it would be appreciated.

    Best to read not in the order listed above but in order of time. Will make more sense. Characters in other books are mentioned and family throughout.

    Jack Reacher got me reading.
    After mentioning that I liked the movies, was told it’s rubbish compared to the books. This I now know is true.
    Netflix series is so much better. Can’t wait for series 2. Not a little man but a big man. Also much closer to the story line. At times even better.

    Yes some are predictable
    Yes some are silly like sucking fuel in a flexible hose from 100 meters down that can’t be done, and the tank would have been built on the surface. That annoyed me, but overall the only books I read. But next time will read them all in order.

    Great article above thanks for writing it

    I have a love/hate relationship with Lee Child’s / Reacher books, once I start one can’t put it down. I like the short chapters and your bad/good charter in Reacher. Lee Child is the only man who keeps me up at nite since my husband passed away. Thank you for my many hours or pleasure. If Jack No middle name Reacher has an older brother send him my way. I have read 9 and took down the names of rest of the Reacher series and will continue to enjoy every minute.

    Started the Reacher series 9 months ago, up to A WANTED MAN, all following books ordered, always find a very interesting read with lots of additional information. The films, if you hadn’t read a book then Tom Cruise did a decent job, having seen the tv series Alan Ritchson is the perfect fit. Will probably re-read using Google maps to follow the plots. Thanks Lee more power to your pen

    Hi Folk,
    I am a great Jack Reacher fan and have read all the books and will, no doubt, read them all again.
    I have just finished “Better Off Dead”, in a Punguin paperback edition, and, at the back of that volume, is a note that promises a list of these novels in the order of Jack Reacher’s progress – a chronological order of events – available on your website. I have tried all the pages and all I can find is the order of publication. I have enjoyed these books immensely and have realised that there is a logical order but this becomes difficult to follow at times. I intend to read these stories again, starting with “No Middle Name”, as this seems to be a good starting point, but then what?
    If you have promised a list of titles in chronological order, as indicated in the Penguin edition, please supply it – this would make so much more sense.
    I have also been following the “Women’s Murder Club” series by James Patterson and, fortunately, each story follows on from the previous one and it is fairly easy to keep up with the changes.
    Please honour your promise, if that is what it is, in the Penguin edition, to publish the “biography” of Jack Reacher so that I can re-read these stories in a logical order – picked at randon, how would I know why Reacher enters a story with a broken nose?
    I thank you for your time in reading my comments – please feel free to publish them if you feel that this would be of some use to other readers – otherwise, this communication is for your eyes only so that you do not receive further criticism.
    Best Regards,
    Graham Scrase.

    Read all the books and loved them, great character development. I thought Tom Cruise did a fine job in the movies, he may not be 6′ 6″ but he can act. As for Alan Ritchson in Prime’s Reacher, not for me, he is far to buffed for my minds view of Reacher, always looks like he just left the gym having stashed his roids, Reacher in the books walks a lot and hardly has a healthy diet so would be much leaner imo.

    I have read all of Lee Child’s books and have now started rereading them.
    I can also recommend his brother, Andrew Child’s books. Another writer I enjoy is Michael Connelly.

    Well I am I suppose a Reacher addict, I now have all his books and both movies, the movie were the catalyst in getting into the series.
    They selected the wrong person to portray Reacher considering Tom Cruise is 5 foot and Reacher is 6foot 6six behemoth.
    However the selection was made due to box office appeal and big dollars were made including sucking me into the series well done.
    This I believe puts Lee Childs into the multiple series club with Cussler, Dale Brown, Mathew Rielly, and other such authors,
    What would be a good thing is to have at least 2 or even three books a year as us reacher junkies are always sweating out on the release of the next book
    Keep up the great work and more books

    I have read all 26 books and luv them, though Tom Cruise did an ok job, he’s just not big enough. But just watched the 1st season of Reacher on Prime and Alan Ritchson was brilliant exactly like the character in the books , silent, fast and brutal. Can’t wait for more seasons, think they are on a winner with him as the lead actor.

    Cruise did an amazing job in both Movies. Represented the character much better than most give him credit for. But, the new show looks promising.

    I have all the audio books of the the Jack Reacher series on audiobook and have listened to them all. They are all good, every Lee Child book has a certain plot twist you didn’t see coming. I heard a couple reviewers say negative stuff about a couple of books before I listened to them. I listened and totally disagreed. Each book was gripping and compelling each story left you rooting for Reacher. I recommend these books if you like the good guy that kicks butt, Go through them all. I’m on my second time through them.

    brilliant gripping stories and no acronyms they drive me crazy and is the reason I can’t read books from certain authors I have read every book and have started around again. im like a puppy waiting at the letterbox for the postman. please write faster .And definitely more films ( maybe Dwayne Johnson to play reacher)

    90 yrs old! And still going strong! Have them coming quick Mr. child. Can’t wait for the newest Jack Reacher to be published. Have read them All!

    I also think Gerard Butler would make a great Jack Reacher….definitely NOT Tom Cruise…too short

    Love the books, and looking forward to Alan Ritchson take on the character in the upcoming series, he fits the character well in my opinion

    I have now read 26 Reacher books and cant wait for the new one and this
    is some one that has not read a book since leaving school and is now 79yrs
    old the books are so well written you think Reacher is real are you sure he
    is not? please do not stop writing these books keep me going. thank you
    so much.

    I have read every Reacher book several times and this post will really help new converts work out the publication sequence.
    Cruise as Reacher was beyond a joke – farcical in fact.
    I’m sure Alan Ritchson will do a much better job but at 6’2″ he is still not the right size!

    I’ve been a Jack Reacher fan for years, I too have read every book and can’t wait for the next one to be released. My wife buys me the latest book for a Christmas present every year for the last few years. I’ve read that Tom Cruise purchased the Movie rights for the Reacher series from Lee Child. So I am pretty sure Tom Cruise will be in the Jack Reacher role for the foreseeable future. I know it’s hard to imagine Tom Cruise as 6’4” and 250 lbs., but it is what is. I enjoyed both movies, movie scripts surprisingly close to the books, so that is a plus.

    Have them all upto #26 and read them from book #1 to the end several times. Last couple of books Reacher gets a bit rougher which seems a bit out of character for him. Great reading every time you pick them up.

    Love Jack Reacher! He has become my favourite hero along with John D McDonald’s Travis McGee. I think they’d have got along really well:-D

    Have read every Reacher book. Every time I open the cover he’s there, ready. Great reading.
    As for who should play Reacher, right now. Tom Hardy. Superb actor and can get the American accent. Go Tom.

    Can’t wait for one of the stories to be turned in a movie again. But I have to agree with many of you: not with Tom Cruise…! Kenny Johnson would be my choice to play Reacher.

    I have just finished reading the Jack Reacher series, after reading the books i found that having Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher does not offer the audience a good representation of who he is
    Jack Reacher 200cm plus tall and 250 pound
    Tom Cruise 150cm tall and 180 pound
    you would have been better off with someone like Keanu reeves more believable
    But that still hasn’t detracted from a great series of reading material
    Cant wait for Better off Dead to be released in October 21
    are the short story versions going to be released as a full length novel i hope so as soon as you start reading them, it drags you in and you want more, but sadly they suddenly end.
    Tickling the fancy with NO MIDDLE NAME short stories is JUST NOT FAIR
    bring on a full length copy.
    Dont stop these are possibly the best reads i have had in such a long time.
    A Question i have is a couple of the books released with different titles, i notice running blind (US) and visitor are the same how many others have been released under a different cover, i would like to know especially as i have all his releases so far ( i hope)

    Robert Taylor would make a great Jack Reacher in my opinion. Love the Reacher series and think Taylor would do it justice.

    Reacher has been in our home a long time, didn’t think they were my type of read, although my husband thought otherwise. The pandemic happened and I was unable to shop freely so started with Killing Floor went through them all and was able to purchase Sentinel. All absolutely brilliant. Read The Reacher Guy an insight into Lee Child, again a page turning book. Best series I have ever read. Captivated, hook, line and sinker.

    I am reading one of the old books called running blind but can’t find it on the list 🤔

    Hello! This is book four in the series – the title here in the UK is The Visitor.

    Been a massive fan for many years. Tom cruise was too far a jump from the minds eye character to the on screen interpretation. Great books, great stories. Turn you into a chapter munching page turning junkie, you can’t get enough. The only other on par books with the reacher series is Mitch Rapp by the late great Vince Flynn.

    Have read and love all the books. Think a Hemsworth would make a great Jack Reacher.

    really enjoy the Jack reacher books, never pictured him to look like Tom Cruise. Always had David Boreanaz in mind.

    I have read several of the books, and just ordered the first four published, to get them in timeline. I have to disagree on Tom Cruise. If it wasn’t for the British accent, Jason Statham would have been my pick.

    Tom cruise was a good choice because he’s small, he’s insignificant, and doesn’t look like he could beat his way out of a paper bag. A Rambo would be totally out of style. I’m former military police and we aren’t all 6ft 6inch

    Have read all his books except ‘One Shot’, ‘Past Tense’ and ‘Blue Moon’

    I’ve just discovered the Reacher books and have read 4 books in 6 days, I just can’t put them down. No middle name is crying out to be made into a series of short half hour tv. Lee Child has a writing style that I absolutely love, I’ looking forward to the next onevalready.

    Just finished the Sentinel. Loved it. I hope Lee that you will continue writing with your brother Andrew, for all the Jack Reacher addicts out there. I think Joe Mangaliello would be my choice to play Jack Reacher in any future movie or amazon tv series. Tom Cruise although a great actor, Was a total mis-cast as Jack Reacher.

    I’ve been a fan of Jack Reacher series. I read all of them!,,, hoping to read the 26th book soon.

    I love the Jack Reacher books and have often gone back to the start to reread them again. It is great to have such a hero who does not have to swear about and at everything, who can take care of the bad guys so well and often with a Sahara dry comment of warning or to finish of his foe. I enjoy the way Reacher thinks and that the reader is part of that narrative. As an Australian I really enjoyed Reacher down under even if it was only a short story. I know a possible child popped up in a book but what about a real child that belonged to either Reacher or his brother Joe, surely the Reacher line will continue. Reacher getting to old and senile is to much to contemplate and a next generation could be good to see, with a little help from Reacher of course!!!!

    It has probably been asked before, but how can any sane person endorse that pretty boy, pip squeak to play Reacher ? He could not reach 6’5″ if he climbed a step ladder !

    I’ve read all but two , the last two. But with Xmas vacation coming up, I’ll have those done soon. And I agree, Tom Cruise was the wrong choice to play Jack Reacher. I would’ve picked Gerard Butler.

    I agree Tom Cruise would not be my first choice to play Jack Reacher, maybe Russel Crowe? I’ve read all the books, I loved them.

    I finished the latest book, The Sentinel, last week, bringing me up to date with all that has been published, including the short stories. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    So much so, that over the past few months, I have gone back to the beginning and purchased them again, but this time in audio format. Not a great fan of Dick Hill as a reader, but the story is what it is all about.

    I regularly drive 5 or more hours to work here in New Zealand, and so the audio books are a great distraction to the beautiful scenery here!

    Two books a year please Mr Child, as one is never enough.

    I was recommended by a Librarian assistant to read Lee Child Reacher. In 2020 I have read the first 24 books. I’m totally hooked. I loved the books I have just noticed there are 2 more I must read them too. Lee Child was bornin Warwickshire so i feel he wrote them for me. I look forward to Lee Child or his brother to write more volumes. I need Jack Reacher in my life.

    I spent most of my working life working in a bookshop and used to read a cross section of books , purely for research purposes!!! Lee Child didn’t register until the fifth or sixth book and then not highly mainly as I didn’t like the jackets.
    However ,Jack started to grow on me and I began to recommend him to some of our customers and they started coming back for more. I missed a few then started again. Then ,in a lightbulb moment I decided to go back to the beginning and read them in order. Although each book can stand alone reading them in order gives more perspective.
    A game we used to play on wet, quiet days was to pick a book and imagine who would play various roles, Tom Cruise never featured.

    My Dad has just given me 12 Jack Reacher books as he swears by them. Now, do I buy this missing ones and read in order they were published or should I just grab one and start reading? Any help appreciated, thanks, Pete.

    I am an avid Jack Reacher fan and have listened to 24 books and getting ready to start #25. They have gotten me back and forth from Virginia to Oklahoma so many times. I agree Tom Cruise was not the right choice to play Reacher in films need a 6’5″ rugged looking guy. Cruise does not fit the bill. Have listen to just about every book twice they just never get old. Please keep them coming Mr Child. Love the fact you don’t have to use bad language and explicit sex scenes to write great books. CK from Oklahoma

    Read all the Jack Reacher books and loved them all .
    Hope they would make a movie then gutted when Tom Cruise cast he is not Reacher please please if another movie cast someone like Gerard Butler who you can imagine being Reacher

    I have read about eighteen of Lee Child books,I keep getting feeling that Jack Reacher is cross between Bear Grylls and Tripe H(the in wresting shows).

    I have almost all books.Now I that two books are missing.Must find them asap.I like these books.

    I have read all the Jack Reacher books I love him
    Waiting for the next one xx

    I could picture Vince Vaughn portraying Jack Reacher if ever another movie was made based on the series.
    I’ve read all the 24 previous books and just ordered The Sentinel. Really anxious to get my hands and mind on it!

    This is a brilliant series of books. I love the Jack Reacher series, and Lee Child makes the realism and attention to detail so good it is impossible to put the book down until you finish. By my reckoning I have read 22 of the original Jack Reacher books and short stories by Lee Child. And about 6 of the copycat writers emulating lee Child’s style.

    Like all the others, hooked, I have read all the books, many I have read twice and two or three I have read three times, can’t wait for the next one.

    Have read all of them and was an avid reader from his 1st book
    After readind the second one i wrote to his fan club asking for an autographed photograph
    Living in the UK i really didnt think i would be successful, but lo and behold i recieved it a couple of weeks later.
    I sent an email to his fan club saying thank you, your an Angel, she replied ” if you saw me you wouldnt say i was an Angel” So wrote back saying “To me you are”
    Being 84 has its advantages as my short memory is rubbish . so now i am reading them all over again
    Lucky me

    Read all of them plus the collaboration books…cannot wait for all of them to be made into movies, with a 6’ 5” actor playing him! Please not a pretty boy! Nor a steroid ravaged WWE actor! No big muscles! Reacher has NEVER been in a gym!!!

    I have read them all and can hardly wait for the newest one to come out. Lose track of time and all sense of responsibility once I start one. Please keep them coming.

    I have read them all except the last one coming out in October. Once I start a book I have to finish. Love Jack Reacher. Hope his brother does well with the series.

    I only read the books because my grandson took me to see the film one-shot which I thought was brilliant . Gripping in fact. And contrary to most comments about Tom Cruise I thought he played the part well and would love him to be in the others. Forget his size it was is all about the acting . Anyway regardless of that thank you Lee Child because you made me interested again in what’s on the library shelf.

    Great list. I need to read Running Blind/The Visitor, No Middle Name, and Sentinal. I need to look into Persuader, which I think I read.
    Thanks again.

    Read them all – so far – though not necessarily in order. You just cannot put them down once you start one. I now have my grand daughter started on them, and she loves them too. Keep them coming.

    I have read all except the last 3! Loved them all.

    I have read 7 so far. I watched the movie Never Go Back and agree with others that Tom Cruise was a bad choice as Jack Reacher is a big man. Reading #8 now.

    I saw Blue moon at chapters just before lock down due to covid 19. That was at end of Feb 2020. So I thought I better read the earlier books first…just finishe’d Past Tense. Great books from a great storyteller. On to the Blue Moon thatstared my interest. …Jeff

    Read 4, just started. Great reading really good.

    All of them bar the last three because of living in Spain for the last 14 months so I am about to order them now. When reading them, Lee Child has a way of drawing the reader in so much so it feels as though they are actually there. Love these books so much, love Jack Reacher, please don’t stop. One thing though, if another book is made into a film, please make sure it follows the book and please don’t let Tom Cruise play the part!! Lee Majors would have been perfect…….

    Read 7 of lee’s jack reacher book’s find it fascinating that one man can get into so much trouble just going for a walk

    Just started 19 , 6 to go ,only started Jan 2019 , slow reader but so enjoy, what will I when finished, any suggestions?.

    I have read 18 of the jack reacher series and every one has been a great thriller hard to put down

    I was introduced to the “Jack Reacher” series of books by a mate of mine years ago. Unfortunately it was number 7 or 8 in the series. I was so impressed by Lee Child’s story telling that I decided to start reading the books in order. I have read 16 of the Jack Reacher novels and have just placed a reservation on number 17 at my local library. Keep up the good work Mr. Child. As for the choice of Tom Cruise to play the part of Jack Reacher in the movie versions of the books, I can only shake my head in disbelief at the decision made by the casting director in selecting Tom Cruise. Anyone else would have been a better choice. I think I watched about 5 minutes of the movie before I left in disgust.

    I have read everyone. Excellent books. I hope that Lee Childs brother writes the next ones as good.

    I love the Jack Reacher books, read them all, David Baldacci runs a close second he also has written many, many books so I always have books to read whilst waiting for the next Jack Reacher book. I like to read in bed and always have a book on the go, NEVER WITHOUT ONE. I have a kindle but I still like my books too.

    Read all of his books. Just started blue moon. Can’t wait for his next book. I can’t get enough of them.

    Read the entire lot and all in my personal
    I’m female and I WANT to be Jack Reacher! ??

    Read them all and started again at the beginning..Scott Mariani’s series (20+) with Ben Hope’s travels & adventures are a similar genre while your waiting for the next Jack Reacher

    I read them all except for Blue Moon…which I hope to read very soon. I started re-reading them in order — just finished Running Blind (aka The Visitor). After nearly 20 years, it is a worthwhile endeavor.

    Please Mr Child, do not end Reacher, after all he is at last check, alive and kicking. He is THE American HERO.

    Was told about tbe books and now have three on audible and the rest on paperback, like many readers just can put them down hope all go the audible way, then i can listen while driving. Awesome.

    I haven’t read a single Jack Reacher novel… I have, however, listened to all of them. A shout out has to go to Dick Hill, THE voice of Jack Reacher. These audiobooks have now become the background noise to my life.

    Having read most all of lee child’s jack reacher novels I think that they are some of the best action books in the stores today, have to read blue moon and then the hero in that order and then look forward to the next epic. Keep them flowing lee!!,!,

    I have just recently discovered Lee Child ( because he has the same first name as my own son) I’m up to his 9th Jack Reacher novel. Great!
    I’m watching Tom Cruise in “Never go Back” Not so Great.

    19 and counting. Just finished Blue Moon…..the body count was amazing but it all worked out at the end. Reacher shagged another bimbo that liked to experiment. I would like to see Reacher take on some of the illegals that hate America and live off our system….buts that’s probably politically incorrect…so definitely a possibility for Reacher to right another wrong.

    I’m on book number 21 at the moment. I have enjoyed this series like no other. These are all exceptional books. Lee childs writing is phenomenal.

    Been listening to as many as I can borrowed from my local library all ebooks great to listen too as you do what ever you need to do without turning pages if you can understand all that …anyway love the series of Jack reacher and keep try to get library to order more for me as wont be satisfied until I have read them all and hope for more to be written


    read all of em mostly three times each. but blue mon too expensive.

    Read them all.A great read.Looking forward to the next in the series.

    I am waiting for the Next one and I cannot understand why when at the start of the early books they list jack reacher as being six foot six and 250 pounds then get a short house like tom cruise to play him in film

    I’ve never been a reader. The odd magazine or rare factual publication and that was it. But then a work colleague convinced me to read the first chapter of “Worth Dying For’.
    That was all it took. I’m hooked. I’ve gone from being a none reader to within a few short months about to start my 8th Jack Reacher novel. I love them. I just wish I had more time to read them.

    love love love your jack reacher novels would love to see more made into movies with tom cruise do not care he is shorter then your jack he portrays him well

    I have read all but 2 of them and a lot more in paper back for yaars I bought a jack reacher book I love him x

    Read all of them, since the first in 1997. Highlight of my year when the latest is released. The Hard Way is probably my favourite but love them all.

    I have read 12 of the Jack Teacher books and I find everyone of them entertaining and different. Never a dull moment in a Lee Child – Jack Reacher book. Thank you

    I agree with the previous postings, Lee Child is as a unique author as is his character Jack Reacher. But in addition to Jack, Mr Child has a great sense of style, descriptive narrative and intense detail of place and action. So not only have I read the complete Reacher series, I reread them. That way I can enjoy all the subtleties I missed in the excitement first time round. Lee Child is one of the rare authors whose stories stand rereading and still grip the heart and mind of the reader

    I’ve read 12 Jack Reacher books & the more I read , the more I enjoyed them & always check at the library for any that may be in. I will be putting in a request forWorth dyinffffffffffffffffg for as I have just finished 61 hours !!

    I bought the first 10 and I can’t wait until I can buy the next 15 including “No Middle Name”

    I have read all of the books listed, when is the next one being released?

    I have read everything except Past Tense, which I’ll be reading soon so I can be ready for Blue Moon. Lee Child – my favourite author amongst the many authors I love. Jack Reacher – my favourite protagonist. I’m hooked.

    I love all of his books.Read 15 so far.Working my way to the latest.I hope the tv seies is better than the Cruise movies.He is just too small.

    Just love Lee’s work. Can’t put them down. My partner is slightly jealous of the time I spend reading his works!

    Read them all, have them all, love them all. Reacher is the perfect hero. Doesn’t want to be one, but always turns out to be. He knows right from wrong, but sometimes to do one, you have to do the other. Hoping that the TV series, IF it comes about, they pick a more suitable character to play a 6ft 5in 250lb man.

    Love all the books I’ve read so far. Love Tom Cruise as well. So even though he bought the rights or contract to play the part… Mr Child it may have been better to consider Grard Butler. Alexander Skarsgard is too skinny although Devine!

    Read them all. Everyone excellent. Can’t wait for blue moon.

    Great post. This is really great. I have read all the series over and over again. I can’t wait for ‘Blue Moon’. Really interesting!

    I’m on no 17 ‘A Wanted Man’. I have a policy for reading Jack Reacher, it’s head down and ignore everything else! Thank you Lee Childs for sharing Reacher with me.

    I have read them all, awaiting the next Reacher book in the series. My all time favorite book character.

    There is going to be a lot of broken limbs and noses in Blue Moon by the sounds of it.. (rubbing hands in anticipation)

    I’ve definitely read 19 so far. I’ll finish the set & later ok forward to new releases. 🙂 It’s a shame they didn’t cast someone matching the height & build of Jack Reacher in the movies.

    I have all of them just waiting for blue moon I’ve read up time never go back brilliant carry on writing xx

    Read all of the Jack reacher books except past tense which I have just bought.

    Addicted, reading them all for the second time. might be third time for some!

    I only started reading these books as part of a deal with an old guy in our bowling club ..if he would read one of my favourite historical novels I would read one of his favourite Lee Child’s books. I reluctantly started the first book and now I’ve read 4 and can’t put them down ..I love them Onto my fifth book !

    After going through list I still have five to read.compulsive reading once strated can’t put them down and intricate plots keep you guessing

    I think I stopped reading when TV arrived … and then I joined my mother on a library trip and picked up One Shot. I know … it’s out of order, but obviously it doesn’t matter coz I now own every JR book and have read them all at least twice.

    I have read 15 of his books. Had the pleasure to meet him in 2018 on Amelia Island. My favorite author.

    have read all and have kept all and look forward to the next, can not wait !!!

    When I read a Jack Reacher book, I picture Alexander Skarsgård as Jack Reacher. He would be perfect, to me, for the part. I can’t put the books down and love all I’ve read so far.

    Looking for “No Middle Name” and waiting for “Blue Moon” in paperback.
    Read all the rest and on my bookshelves.

    Read them all, love the characters but especially Reacher. Night School was the exception, just couldn’t gt into it. Keep them coming Lee and thanks fo some great stories

    I have loved sharing my passion for Reacher with others. And to
    meet another Reacher reader is to make an instant friend. My husband, son and I can hardly wait till all three of us finish the
    latest book to discuss its nuances. Love Reacher! Thank you, Mr.
    Child’s! You enrich our lives!.,

    Have read all of Lee Child’s Reacher novels. Just reread Persuader and think it’s the best one of the bunch.

    I have read All of them. I love series books. In between times of Reacher, I am having to fill with other series. Currently reading Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch along with Simon Scarrow’s Eagles of the Empire. First is a detective type the later Roman Empire.

    I have read only 13 of Reacher’s series. Reading Night School at the present. Still looking for #2 Die Trying, hard to find due to age. Need to read number 12, 13 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 23.
    Love the stories.

    HAVE READ THEM ALL!! Looking forward to Blue Moon. Love me some Jack Reacher.

    Most off them in paperback. A few in hardback. Come on Mr Child. Publish them sooner!

    I have read and enjoyed reading 11 books After looking at the list I have missed some books.

    I have the complete collection of Jack Reacher/Lee Child books up to The midnight Line. Great read.

    I’ve read them all and hope that another is published soon!

    Just love Jack Reacher books, long may Lee continue to write. Impatient for new book, I usually devour his books in a day.

    Have read all these books and cant fault any of them. They are a brilliant read. Want more. Cant wait for blue moon now jean

    I was wondering about Chris Hemsworth for the role of Jack Reacher in the films.
    All the best from Penny

    I’ve read every one and am waiting for the next. I re-read over and over from the beginning as they are written well enough to be read more than once.

    Read and enjoyed all of them; just waiting for Blue Moon

    8 so far . Love everyone of them. Collecting the rest to finish them all.

    Looking forward to October 2019 for the release of Blue Moon. I have read all the others.

    I’ve read them all! All wonderful in their own way. I love Jack Reacher!

    Have read them all , bar 3 . Am now going back to square 1 , to start all over again. Unputdownable.

    I read “The Danger” and am looking for more books! Perhaps I can get on a library with his books! Hope so!

    Have 3 more books to read apart from the new one but she got it today for me look forward to that

    My husband & I have read them all. We’re impatiently waiting for more. Its an ADDICTION! Loved them all!

    Once started I can’t put them down and have to force myself to get up and do something else. Very additive. I pass them on to my daughter-in-law and she is the same.

    I have read, owned and given as gifts, the first 18 books in the series; ever since reading “The Killing Floor”, standing up, in an Antique Shop, in 1998.
    Have ALSO introduced MANY LIBRARIANS to the Jack Reacher Books: It’s apparently something like the Cobbler’s Children: Many Librarians just DON’T
    READ>>Unless specifically encouraged. I teach Maths and the Sciences, gratisAND engender new Readersrather like [Bobby*Bookle*Seed]. To me,
    reading is as crucial as breathing.I welcome comments, via: [[email protected]]

    You have missed out Running Blind which I am reading at the moment
    Though not sure where it appears in the order of books

    Hello! Running Blind is called The Visitor here in the UK – the title was changed in the US. It’s the fourth book in the series.

    Read them all, in sequence, loved them all, in sequence.

    I have read all of them, and most of them twice. Look forward to his new one “BLUE MOON”

    Read all but. No middle name, love jack reacher, can’t put them down .

    I have read all of the Jack Reacher series. I own them all and have read them multiple times. Anxiously awaiting the next adventure.

    I’m on #13 and am loving this series! Glad I have a lot ahead of me to keep me going. I started Jack Reacher after reading up to date on the Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly. Both are great reads and very entertaining.

    I’ve read all of them and loved every one waiting patiently for Blue moon

    Hello! Running Blind is called The Visitor here in the UK 🙂

    Hi, I just love Child’s style of writing, his gripping plots, non-stop action and the indestructible Jack Reacher. He keeps readers guessing till the end. Most novels have a new plot, new characters and a new setting although rural America dominates in most books. Child has created a super human character who is a Rambo and Sherlock Holmes rolled into one. Every lover of intelligent action books should read Jack Reacher stories.

    Read them all , collecting in hardback for my Child’s bookcase. As much as I agree Cruise is short , etc BUT I like the versions of the movies , close to originals and well made…. And Child’s appears in them both… I think I would rather they were well made with authors approval than ignored…. We all agree great stories… Past tense would be a great movie…… Sorry guys… (Anything to keep the books coming.)

    At 75 I’v enjoyed every book and my Daughter is now nearly read them all also.
    Many thanks for hours of pleasure

    All 23 novels, as audiobooks. Also some, but not all of the short stories.

    BTW as far as I know there are several books before Killing Floor. Jack Reachers Rules, Second Son, High Heat, Deep Down, Small Wars, The Enemy, James Penny’s new Identity, Night School The Affair and then The Killing Floor.

    Hello! Killing Floor was Lee Child’s debut novel, first published in 1997, and was the first book to star Jack Reacher. Lee has since gone on to write prequel stories delving into Reacher’s past, so if you’re reading chronologically you could start with those, but if you’re reading in the series order then Killing Floor is the place to begin 🙂

    I have read 18 great book and i excited about the 3rd movie or tv serious, which ever they decide.

    I have read all the Reacher books except Past Tense…Loved them all

    have read all of the reacher series.have enjoyed them all but the last thre have not contained the intense story lines of previous books. in my opinion i would let reacher gently settle down as he is now reaching that age

    I have read 15 so far in order, I actually started with his military career first, than in order. I really enjoy the books, thanks for writing them, can keep them coming. I am starting 61 hours

    I’m on # 19 now, Personal, I’ve really enjoyed the series. I’ve also read the Jason Bourne series, also very good. I’m thinking of going at either the Scot Hardath series by Brad Thor or David Baldacci’s Jon Puller series.

    I have all Jack Reacher Books and have read most of them
    I am SO GLAD to hear that you are now looking for a New actor to play Jack Reacher Jason Statham comes to mind as well as many others, How Oh How was Tom Cruise ever imagined to be believed to be such a huge character in all respects.
    maybe now I will go and see a Jack Reacher Film if the actor bears some resemblance to Jack. how can a 5 ft. nothing be 6ft 5

    I’ve read and kept all of them except 2 I still have to get. One day I’ll start at the beginning and re-read them all.

    Heard talk that they are planning to change actors from Tom Cruise. The current actor that I see as Jack Reacher….. Liev Schreiber. He just looks like a loner tough guy and is closer in size at 6’3″. I thought that even before I heard they were looking to change.
    Never thought Tom Cruise was the correct person for the role especially knowing his true size at about 5’7″. after reading the books, it just did not seem to fit. Not that Cruise is great in other movies he has done. this one just did not seem to work for me.

    Have read every book, would have liked to have read them in correct order. My first book was 61 Hours.

    I have read them all except Past Tense, not out were I live yet.
    I have read everyone as they came out, cannot put them down.
    I even bought one from Heathrow airport and read it on the plane.
    It wasn’t out here in Australia yet.

    I’ve read all his books and am almost finished reading all of them again! Can hardly wait to read his next ones!

    I’ve read all of the books twice. They are (along with Harry potter) the only books I am keeping on the bookshelf. I am looking forward to the next one, and many more after that. Thank you Lee Child. I love Jack Reacher..

    I have 17 Jack Reacher books, and have read 7 of them. I love the way Lee Child thinks, and then writes. Amazing story-lines, and I always feel like I’m in the story, in some weird way

    I’ve read 18 off the books & really have enjoyed them. Keep up the good work Mr. Childs.

    I’ve read EVERY ONE – waiting for Past. Tense to be released. Can’t wait.


    Hello! No Middle Name is included in this list, but separately at the end since it’s not a novel and is a compilation of lots of short stories that were all published previously at different times so it doesn’t fit into the normal ‘order’ 🙂

    Hi there I have read all except the latest. I note that your list does not include Second Son or Running Blind, is this an oversight?

    Hello! Running Blind is the title for the US edition – this book is called The Visitor here. Second Son is a short story included in No Middle Lane which features at the end of this list.

    Second time around for me, the best and gripping stories i have read. Definitely books you can’t put down once started. Give us more Lee.

    I have read all jack reacher books just love them can’t wait to read the next one

    I have read 16 Lee Child books, great to have while traveling 12 hours in a plane. Thanks.

    i have read all the reacher stories except for past tense. I am in fact reading them again. enjoy them very much. as a 30 year vet I can relate to the places and feelings in the stories.

    I have read and thoroughly enjoyed twenty-one books in the series. I also passed them to my son who introduced me to Jack Reacher.
    There is no way that Tom Cruise is Jack Reacher! I do not decry him as an actor because he is good in what he does but the story is spoilt for me because the actor is wrong.

    My thought about the choice of actor as well. I would think someone like Russell Crowe would be more the type.

    I have read ALL except the one that’s not yet released

    I am a huge fan of Reacher and have read all the Reacher novels at least twice over the last 10 years. Lee Child’s creation of the Reacher character is genius. But the selection of Tom Cruise to play the part in movies does not work for me. Tom is too small stature and he does not portray the same personality. My question is novel #4. My copy is entitled “Running Blind”. Is this the same as “Past Tense” or is the latter another novel?

    Hello! The title of the fourth book in the series was changed in the US – it’s called The Visitor here. Past Tense is Lee Child’s brand new book to be released later this year. 🙂

    I have a Lee Child book Running Blind. And it’s not listed as one of the 24 books that has been published??

    Hello! The title was changed to Running Blind in the US – it’s called The Visitor here.

    Wheres running blind? I thought Running Blind was #4?

    Hello! The title was changed to Running Blind in the US – it’s called The Visitor here.

    If you love these books please look out for and read the Mitch Rapp books. I personally prefer the character to Reacher. I promise you, if you like Jack, you’ll like Mitch!!!

    Rapp is a good character but no one better than Reacher ?

    I Have read 3 books which i had from a charity shop on recommendation and am totally hooked. just ordered 5 more and excited in anticipation.
    good writing and easy reading with such exciting twists and unexpected turns. waiting for the postman!

    When I was reading my first Jack Reacher book by Lee Child, someone told me I would become obsessed by the series of books…….I didn’t believe it at the time, but I’m here to say I’m a believer now!! The first book was read about 4 months ago…….since then, I have read 22 of the Reacher books. I am TRULY OBSESSED and wonder how I will ever pick up another random book at the library and not consider it a piece of fluff after being introduced to these deeply engrossing stories!

    Looking for book featuring jack reachers son. Really liked it. Would love to see another one. Can’t remember the name of it

    Always enjoyed Lee Child’s books…..until Make Me. I found it so gory that I have crossed Mr. Child off my “favorite authors” list and have vowed to never read another.

    because of one book, he went from great to never again, wow!!! A little extreme there….

    I agree that is a bit extreme. I did not care for Make Me either. But the books after that are good. I wouldn’t cross him off because of one book. Everyone one has at least one that people will not like.

    you left out Running Blind. Should come between Tripwire and Echo Burning


    This is The Visitor – the book was given a different title in the US.

    The Dead Good team

    Running Blind is the U.S version. The Visitor is the U.K version. I just found that out.

    Best writer ever. Can’t wait for the next one. Don’t like Tom Cruise in the role, too short and too old and too pretty

    Always await the next Jack Reacher with anticipation. My favourite holiday read.
    We go away this Saturday with no Jack Reacher how can that ba a holiday

    Love his books, have read them all. Can not wait for the next edition.

    How can Tom Cruise play the 6′ 5″ 250 lbs Jack?

    I am the same read all the books. Great reads. Meet Lee once such a gent. I also read Peter James the Roy Grace series if you’re looking for another author whilst waiting for the next Jack reacher

    He rich, he bought the rights to play it and Lee Child approved….movies are terrible!!!!

    I love the books and like the movies.
    Tom Cruise is not our book jack reacher, he is the movie Reacher, different. IMO he plays so well that, despite not making total sense, good entertainment is being created.
    I’m looking forward to the next book and the next movie.

    I have not watched the films for that reason. How can a slight shirt person ever live up to the description of Jack Reacher.

    I have read all books up to 22 the midnight line. But just noticed that a new book is out, I must get it,it’s compulsory,so addictive..

    Thank You Mr. Child for keeping me entertained by such a fascinating Series. Well Done. I have made a listing of all your books and short stories just to keep track of what I have and have not read. Please keep Reacher alive so I can continue following his exploits with your pen. He’s the cowboy in the white hat that we all want to be.

    I’ve read 14/23! Heading to the library this weekend!:)

    What was the name of the book where Reacher Persues the intelligence general who killed Kohl( ?) when she attempted to arrest him

    Such an easy read. I have only just started reading these books and like the rest, i find them hard to put down! Now i’m struggling a bit, as i have been reading about three books a week, which is annoying as i have had to slow down to only reading when i go to bed and now only read one book a week. Mr Child’s! You need an army of writers to keep up the demand! I’m on the kast book and do not wish to finish it…..but i do! Want to know what happens!!!!
    One happy reader.
    Thank you Lee, its a pleasure to know how imaginative your mind works

    I am the same read all the books. Great reads. Meet Lee once such a gent. I also read Peter James the Roy Grace series if you’re looking for another author whilst waiting for the next Jack reacher

    I love Lee Child books. He’s my favourite author. Always a long list at the library. I agree Peter James Roy Grace books are really good too. I’ve read them all

    Totally agree on the Roy Grace comment, excellent. Just to put it out there, my three favourites, in no particular order, Jack Reacher, Roy Grace and Harry Bosch.

    Exactly how I feel David Matthews – seems a long time to wait for the next, and what if Amar. Child’s decided he is done writing about Jack Reacher!

    I’ve read them all. I devour them can’t put down once I start, just love Jack Reacher!!! Feel sad once finish a book as know will have to wait a while for Mr Child to write the next

    i have read all of jack reacher and cannot wait for many more……its a job to pick out the best book yet….

    Absolutely gripping,now I’ve run out of titles until the new one is published-I guess it’s sleeping pills from now on!

    Great post. This is especially good for anyone wanting to read Lee Child and not knowing where to start in his Jack Reacher series.

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