Child's ninth novel, One Shot, was adapted into a movie with Tom Cruise playing the role of Jack Reacher, and the second Reacher film recently landed in movie theaters across the country. Child's newest novel Night School is set in 1996 and has Reacher trying to identify an American traitor in order prevent a Jihadist terrorist attack.
Many characters have been compared to Jack Reacher, but if you check out Lee Child's three favorite books of the year below, you'll see who he calls "the real deal." See Child's picks below, and look here for more celebrity favorites. Learn more about the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year.
Lee Child's Favorite Reads of 2016
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