#1 EVERYWHERE: Somewhere in the world, a Jack Reacher novel is sold every nine seconds. The last twelve hardcover novels have all debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
CLIMBING SALES: Sales of The Midnight Line rose 6% from the previous Jack Reacher novel.
WIDELY PRAISED: Critics love Reacher, and Forbes calls the series “the strongest brand in publishing.” The New York Times calls it “utterly addictive,” NPR calls it “easily the best thriller series going,” and The Washington Post calls Reacher “one of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes.”
ACCOLADES: In 2017, Lee Child was named Thriller Master by International Thriller Writers for his lifetime achievement. Night School was shortlisted for the British Book Awards Crime and Thriller Book of the Year and longlisted for the 2017 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.
“Child is one writer who should never be taken for granted.”—The New York Times Book Review
“[Lee Child] shows no signs of slowing down. …Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction…. You need Jack Reacher.”—The Atlantic
“Superb…Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring character’s roots, and Child’s spare prose continues to set a very high bar.”—Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred review)
“Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors.”—Booklist (starred review)
“With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Cerebral…One doesn’t want Mr. Child’s storytelling to end…. Get your copy soon before Past Tense sells out. Then enjoy the ride.”—New York Journal of Books
“The way everything winds up for all the participants shows a satisfying generosity of storytelling spirit.”—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels
“There’s a reason Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre.”—Associated Press
“This series [is] utterly addictive.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“Jack Reacher is today’s James Bond, a thriller hero we can’t get enough of.”—Ken Follett
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