The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher, #22) by Lee Child

The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher, #22)

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?So begins a harrowing journey ...

Details The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher, #22)

TitleThe Midnight Line (Jack Reacher, #22)
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherDelacorte Press
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery

Reviews The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher, #22)

  • Susan Johnson
    This is one of the best Jack Reacher books ever. It's not even in comparison to the last two so-so books. It is simply one of the best and has everything in it that has made us fall in love with Reacher and follow the 6'5", 250 pound former military policeman who ambles across America with no real destination or goal in mind. He travels lightly with only a toothbrush and buys his clothes at thrift stores rather than launder him. He has that Ameri...
  • Dorie
    Before I get any fans upset about my review, a three star from me denotes a good book. So that stated I will say I know this series has millions of fans who would probably read a grocery list written by Mr. Child. My husband is a fan and we thought we’d have a little buddy read. He has read all of the Jack Reacher books so he filled me in on the background of the character as I didn’t think there would be much in this book describing Jack sin...
  • Darcia Helle
    I've been a fan of this series since the first book came out (Killing Floor) way back in 1997. Keeping a series going through 20 years and 22 books is a feat all on its own. Not many authors could pull that off. With The Midnight Line, I'm taken back to the feel of those early books and reminded why I fell in love with Jack Reacher. The best Jack Reacher books follow a certain formula. This story follows that formula, as Reacher sets out steadfas...
  • Judy Lesley
    Many thanks to Net Galley and Delacorte Press for the digital arc of this novel.I wanted to give this book three stars because of some problems I had with it. I ultimately gave it four stars because reading it from cover to cover in less than twenty-four hours (half one day, half the next) has to count for something. Plus I enjoyed the book as a whole. This is classic Lee Child which makes it classic Jack Reacher by extension. People who think Ja...
  • Don Gorman
    (3 1/2). Disclosure: I am a loyal, dyed in the wool, read every one, never will see Tom Cruise in one of these movies, Reacher Creature! I look forward to each and every Reacher adventure. Enough of that, here is my take on this one. This first 200 pages of this book are some of the finest work that Lee Child had done in this series. Reacher is at his fullest, from all aspects. Investigative, diagnostic, physical, everything is clicking right alo...
  • Linda
    What's not to love about a new Jack Reacher novel. He's the big, tall, tough loner that millions of readers love. The writing is tight and descriptive, a formula that has worked through 22 novels.Reacher gets off the bus in a small Midwestern town and takes a walk to stretch his legs. In the window of a pawn shop he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. Its tiny, a females ring. Reacher knows what she would have gone through to get the ring, so...
  • Matt
    Following on from Make Me, The Midnight Line sees a brooding, more thoughtful Reacher take a road trip into the dark heart of the American dream. Trump's fractured America has clearly rubbed off on Lee Child -- the tone was more downbeat than in previous novels and I thought some passages verged on literary. Easily a high watermark for the series...
  • Dgordon
    When you have a successful formula you stick with it and Lee Child's "Jack Reacher" is a successful formula. The least impotant thing to most people becomes very important to Jack Reacher, like a West Point graduates ring in a pawn shop window. This leads to all matter of good and bad peopleand moral decisions that are hard to make. Ultimately this book is one of the better Reacher stories in awhile but I also found it to be very sad but worthwhi...
  • Pam
    See this review and my other ones at: you NetGalley and Random House Ballantine for the E-ARC of The Midnight Line by Lee Child. This is the latest installment in the Jack Reacher series. While I have read all but two books in the series, this is only my second review I have written for it. Unfortunately, while it's better than the other one it's not a rave review.I really wanted to like this one. Howe...
  • Trina (aNovelReader)
    Already being a huge fan of both Jack Reacher movies, I was very excited to read the newest installment in the Jack Reacher series. This book did not disappoint to live up to every expectation I had going in. Reacher is the embodiment of (what I feel) is true justice for the hardened criminals who commit heinous crimes, murder people in cold blood and never seem to get the punishment they deserve. My expectations were completely blown away, as Le...
  • Steve
    I won this book in a giveaway.I haven't read the rest of this series, so I came into this one a little bit blind. I was somewhat familiar with Jack Reacher, but not as much as I would have liked. By the 22nd book in a series you can't expect a whole lot of character development for the protagonist, so I was a little apprehensive about how I would feel about him. I was pleasantly surprised. I still think I would have enjoyed the story even more if...
  • Jack Heath
    In Jack Reacher's 22nd adventure, he once again finds evidence that a woman has been mistreated, and once again refuses to rest until he's kicked the ass of everyone responsible (which in this instance is an assortment of bikers, hired heavies, cowboys and drug dealers).If this sounds familiar, don't worry. The broad strokes of the plot are classic Reacher, but the finer details are new and unpredictable. The fights are cathartic, the dialogue sn...
  • Brant
    I got my hands on an early copy, and as usual, Reacher did not disappoint. A mediocre Reacher novel is better than the vast majority of books out there, but I'm happy to say, THE MIDNIGHT LINE is even better than that. My all-time faves include Killing Floor, Tripwire, Persuader, One Shot and Hard Way, and while I wouldn't put MIDNIGHT LINE among my absolute top Reacher books, it's darn close. The novel takes a little bit to get rolling but once ...
  • Ariel Cummins
    I really enjoyed this one. Obviously Reacher books have a formula to them at this point, but you know what? It's a freaking enjoyable formula. This book was much more fun for me than the prequel-type books and felt like a return to form.Thank you to netgalley for the early reader copy in exchange for an honest review!
  • Patrick
    >>The ARC of this book was provided to me by Bdreads in exchange for an honest review.<< It’s always a good day when a new Jack Reacher novel shows up. After 22 books in the series, Lee Child has a formula for Reacher. I will admit that even though the formula works, some stories can fall a little flat, but this was not one of those stories. Knowing that this novel was taking place immediately after the events of Make Me I made sure to reread t...
  • Robert
    Another instant classic in the Reacher saga. Something about this one felt more centered than others, more of what made me enjoy Reacher early on. This story was more personal to him with the combat veteran aspect and had more of a Sherlock Holmes style mystery to it, but still with enough Reacher skull thumping to keep the adrenaline up.
  • Trish
    I received an advanced copy of this book from Random House through NetGalley in exchange for posting a fair review of the novel. So happy to have a new Jack Reacher book to inhale. It's sort of like Christmas when you jump into one of these. I will not recap the plot, but as regular readers of the series know, there is a formula to these novels. Jack stumbles upon something that ends up in a thriller where he rights all the wrongs in a small town...
  • Allison
    Most people feel they do not have control over the many aspects of modern life. Reading a Reacher book gives you a few hours of the satisfaction of seeing the world through the eyes of someone who very definitely is in control. Jack Reacher is not owned by possessions -- all he carries is a toothbrush and his passport. He has neither home nor car. He is not driven by the opinions of others. He is not conflicted by moral questions. His values are ...
  • Carolyn
    For the first time, Lee Child has given a glimpse into Jack Reacher's heart. Oh, don't worry, he hasn't gone all sappy on us! The Midnight Line tells a fast-paced story and keeps us on the edge of our seat, cheering him on as he mows down the bad guys in Reacher's inimitable style. But this story comes just after his time with Michele Chang has ended, and for the first time we see that Jack's not okay with an abrupt ending and a new, directionles...
  • Casey Wheeler
    I received a free Kindle copy of The Midnight Line by Lee Child courtesy of Net Galley  and Random House, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I also posted it to my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus pages.I requested this book as I have read all of the Jack Reacher novels and wanted to get a head start on the most c...
  • Mike Zinn
    First of all, let's take care of the business of saying that I received this for free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review - but I sure would have paid for it. Lee Child strikes again with Jack Reacher. I read a lot of thrillers, but if all I could read was Lee Child and Craig Johnson, I think I would be perfectly happy. As usual, Jack Reacher stumbles into a bit of a mystery, and loads of interesting characters totally by accident - ...
  • P.e. lolo
    Reacher and Chang have gone their separate ways and he ends up in a small Wisconsin town. While walking around the town he glances into the window of a pawn shop and notices a class ring. This is not any class ring but a West Point class ring. Even though the year is many years after he graduated, he is now wondering how and why this ring is in the pawn shop. His quest has begun and he buys the ring. This leads him to a run in with a group of bik...
  • RMazin
    Jack Reacher is traveling through the Midwest when he comes across a West Point ring displayed in a pawnshop. Intrigued, he wants to know more about the person who pawned it. The ring is small, most likely owned by a woman. Reacher, a West Point graduate himself, knows what it takes to earn a ring in that environment. For a woman the path to graduation must have been even harder. So what make this woman surrender a ring that meant a great deal to...
  • Mrs. Kenyon
    Reacher is doing nothing different. He is taking a walk during a break on his long bus ride when he notices a West Point class ring from 2005 sitting in a pawn shop window. Although this is several years after his time there, he feels the need to look into the reason a fellow officer would have to give it up (or lose it). He doesn’t get back on the bus and decides to try and discover why this ring is no longer with its owner. Can he find the wo...
  • David
    I received an early review copy of this book. I've been a fan of Jack Reacher and Lee Child for years, ever since I picked up a copy of The Killing Floor. This latest entry in the Reacher saga does not disappoint. During his endless travels, Jack finds a West Point class ring in a pawn shop. It belonged to a woman and Jack decides to seek her out because he cannot believe that a ring that is so hard to get can be so easily given up. Thus begins a...
  • Andrea
    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I can honestly say this book grabbed me from the start and I had a hard time putting it down. This is the best Reacher in a while!The setting: "Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It’s tiny. It’s a woman cadet’s graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher...
  • Tim
    Another absolute winner for Lee Child. This one picks up on the tail-end of 2015's "Make Me" (Michelle Chang makes a brief experience; personally I was hoping for more of her), and Reacher hits the road to nowhere, stopping only when he espies a West Point graduation ring from 2005 in a pawnshop window. Reacher is a West Pointer himself; he knows what it takes to earn that ring, and he wants to find out who it belonged to and why she had to pawn ...
  • Elizabeth
    A new Jack Reacher novel is always a treat, and this is one of the best so far.Reacher is wandering around, like he always does, and happens upon a West Point class ring in a pawnshop. As a former MP, he understands that the ring was not earned easily and not likely to be pawned, so he decides to return the ring to its rightful owner. The size of the ring indicates that it belonged to a woman, and no Reacher story is complete without an intellige...
  • Meredith
    Lee Child has done it again! This is another great Jack Reacher book, full of everything the makes Reacher... well, Reacher. I couldn't put this one down, it was quick paced, exciting, fun at the same time. The chapters moved quick and if I had been home alone I would have read it all in one night!After finding a West Point class ring at a pawn shop, Reacher decides to track down the owner and return the ring. He ends up disrupting an illegal fen...
  • Cornmaven
    Thank you to Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House for providing an ARC.Lee Child just gets better and better in his Jack Reacher saga. The writing is, as usual, spare and utilitarian, but it sets the mood that way. I particuarly liked all of the verbal strategizing and the figuring out that occurs between the characters.Reacher's allegiance to the honor code of the Army quickly becomes an epic quest to find the owner of a West Point ring he finds...