Celebrity Picks: Lee Child's Favorite Reads of 2016

LeeChild_225Lee Child's thrillers are consistently at the top of global best-seller lists and his protagonist Jack Reacher is now one of the most popular series characters in the mystery and thriller genre. 

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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The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver
Set in the near future, after a catastrophic electronic upheaval and an economic collapse, we see three generations of a family struggling to cope in the ruins of a society we barely recognize. It’s meticulously imagined and wonderfully written - and just unhinged enough to make it truly compelling.
 

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The Good Goodbye by Carla Buckley
Every parent’s worst nightmare - very sensitively written, so it rings true on the emotional level, but suspensefully written too, so it works equally well as a great thriller - with a twist you won’t see coming. The best book I read this summer.
 

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The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie
Lots of characters get compared to my own Jack Reacher, but Petrie’s Peter Ash is the real deal. He’s an Iraq and Afghanistan vet, fixing a widow’s porch, under which he finds a savage dog and a suitcase full of money and plastic explosives. The writing is terse and tense, full of wisdom and insight, and the plot is irresistible.
 

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