What I’m Reading: Lee Child

Lee Child, author of the 21 Jack Reacher novels including his latest thriller The Midnight Line, shares three books he recommends.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child knows everything there is to know about keeping readers on the edge of their seats with gripping, suspenseful thrillers. 12 of the 21 Jack Reacher novels he’s penned have been optioned for major motion pictures—including the movies Jack Reacher (based on One Shot) and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. The Washington Post calls Child’s action hero Reacher, “one of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes.”

This latest chapter of Jack Reacher’s story begins with a ring—a West Point graduate’s ring, sized for a woman and cast aside in a pawn shop—and his personal mission to return it to its rightful owner. The deeper Reacher digs, and the more he learns, the more dangerous the terrain becomes. Turns out the ring he discovered by chance was just a small link in a chain that leads to something far darker than he ever expected. Child sat down with us to talk a little bit about books he’s been reading lately and what makes them interesting and inspiring (even if they aren’t likely to be turned into musicals anytime soon).

Watch the video below to hear his recommendations!

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LEE CHILD is the author of twenty-one New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, twelve of which have reached the #1 position. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City.