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The Midnight Line
The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel | Lee Child
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child returns with a gripping new powerhouse thriller featuring Jack Reacher, “one of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes” (The Washington Post). 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 that takes Reacher through the upper Midwest, from a lowlife bar on the sad side of small town to a dirt-blown crossroads in the middle of nowhere, encountering bikers, cops, crooks, muscle, and a missing persons PI who wears a suit and a tie in the Wyoming wilderness. The deeper Reacher digs, and the more he learns, the more dangerous the terrain becomes. Turns out the ring was just a small link in a far darker chain. Powerful forces are guarding a vast criminal enterprise. Some lines should never be crossed. But then, neither should Reacher. Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series “There’s a reason why Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre.”—Associated Press “Jack Reacher is today’s James Bond.”—Ken Follett
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Manavi
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Lee Child's Jack Reacher series is comfort food for me, and I needed this read. (I've been needing a lot of comfort food books this month!) Reacher predictably solved a series of problems and helped random people he met on his journey. The Midnight Line held an unexpected consideration of the opioid crisis, something on my mind since reading Beth Macy's Dopesick. This was number 22 in this series of great, formulaic, suspense and action.

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Pandalibrarian
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Another entry in my “series catch-up” goal. Not sure how I missed this one especially as it has a Wisconsin connection. I listened to this one and always Dick Hill‘s narration. His voice will always be Jack Reacher to me. I enjoyed this one - especially all the supporting characters.

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PlainJayne81
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Really enjoyed this storyline, this is now one of my fave Reacher books..

Is Reacher heading to Kansas, can't wait to find out..

MrBook Yes!!! Same sentiments! 7mo
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PlainJayne81
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Onto the next one in the #jackreacher series too.. 😊 #leechild.. #goodreads.. #litsy.. #lovebooks.. #kindle..

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RidgewayGirl
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Kitten contemplates leaving home to join Jack Reacher on the road. She already has the requires battle scars and she is fearless. #CatsofLitsy

Book is a typical Reacher novel, impossible to not read just one more chapter.

Victoriapl I‘ll bring you that other Reacher that I‘ve been promising you (forever). 10mo
Tonton @RidgewayGirl Know what you mean about Reacher books; start one and no stopping til finished. And Kitten looks like she deserves own book! (edited) 10mo
Libby1 Does Kitten have only one eye? We have had a couple of one eyed cats over the years. ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
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JoScho Cuteness! 10mo
RidgewayGirl @Victoriapl See you tomorrow! 10mo
RidgewayGirl @Libby1 Melmoth was tossed from a moving car, but my daughter spotted her. It took some time (and a great vet) but now she‘s just a regular kitten, just with one eye and half an ear less than is usual. 10mo
Libby1 @RidgewayGirl - oh, Melmoth, you darling! I‘m sure she‘s landed on her paws now and has someone who dotes on her. Rescue animals and their humans are the best. 💕 10mo
laytonwoman3rd What a sweetie! But, Melmoth, I think you've had enough of the road. Stay where you're loved. 9mo
Swe_Eva 💜💜💜 8mo
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Elsuttie
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Mehso-so

Good characters but a poor plot. Not a classic reacher.

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suzie.reads
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I don't know whether it's just me but I've become bored with this series 🙄 I used to love them, they were so exciting and I literally couldn't put them down but the last few have not excited me at all. Don't know whether it's because they're all a bit samey. Hoping Past Tense changes my mind in November and Reacher is back to his best!

Lovesbooks87 Welcome to Litsy! It is an amazing place! 11mo
suzie.reads Thank you! Only joined today and already loving it ❤ 11mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 11mo
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suzie.reads Thank you 😁 11mo
Andrew65 I‘ve felt a bit the same. No longer love them the way I did. 11mo
suzie.reads It's a shame but they just don't excite me anymore whereas the Prey series just gets better for me and I've just read the 28th one in the series 😊 11mo
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Emma3
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I love a Jack Reacher book and this one didn‘t disappoint. I could easily have read this in a day if I‘d been allowed to!

Blaire I feel the same about jack reacher! 13mo
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Jeannineth
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Any Jack Reacher Fans?

KJHowe Big time! A Reacher Creature through and through. 13mo
Jeannineth Have you read The Midnight Line? 13mo
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Tonton
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Dark gray sky all weekend, satisfaction with chores all done. Jack Reacher perfect to relax to with coffee on Sunday morning. He‘s tracking down the owner of a West Point ring, small women‘s size he found in a pawn shop to make sure she‘s not in harm‘s way. He does, and there‘s a choice for a moral solution over a legal one. Trouble on the way, and so is the rain.

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An immensely satisfying and emotional journey with America‘s giant hero, Jack Reacher and his tooth brush.
Reacher is off to another unknown destination when sees a 2005 West Point class ring in the window of a pawnshop in a small town in Wisconsin. It‘s a small ring, made for a woman and has a black stone in the middle. Some initials are engraved inside the ring. https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-midnight-line-jack-reacher-22

TiredLibrarian Great series. I must read this! 13mo
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BeckyGudge
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Enjoying an afternoon in the garden with Jack Reacher.

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Lisaw13
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Loving me some Jack Reacher today. I've been saving it, but today seemed like the day to read it ❤️📚🤓

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RachelAmphlett
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The best part about being a writer is meeting the writers who inspire me to work hard at what I do every day. Bit of a fan girl moment here!

#leechild #jackreacher

Lisaw13 How exciting! Love his books 😊 14mo
RachelAmphlett @Lisaw13 Me too - learned a lot about the business side of things from him over the CrimeFest weekend too! 14mo
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Lisaw13
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So I've been saving these books for when I "need" them cus I think they'll all be fabulous. I think I need a week off to just sit and enjoy these books! ?❤️?

Does anybody else save books for when they can thoroughly enjoy them?

emilyhaldi Yes totally. Save Outlander for when you need an escape! So good!! 1y
Lisaw13 @emilyhaldi I often need an escape! Then I try and determine if it's bad enough to break out one of my saves 😛 1y
AmyG I always save books. 1y
mrozzz Yes definitely! Sometimes I save them for so long I don‘t get to them... 😆 there are several that are still awaiting my attention. 1y
Lisaw13 @AmyG @mrozzz Thanks for the validation! 😂 1y
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Chellebearss
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Another edition of the Jack Reacher series. Typical and enjoyable. Great reads for when you just want to relax and not think too hard.

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Kappadeemom
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Home after traveling all day, so I get to hang out with my furbies

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WordyForever
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NYU Media Talk with Lee Child, R.J. Palacio, David Grann, and Amor Towles (latter two not pictured).

“Nothing of value is ever achieved in the morning.” - Lee Child

AceOnRoam Lee Child 😎 1y
WordyForever @AceOnRoam he is so funny! I‘m actually considering reading his books now. Apparently his writing process is to meander out of bed at like noon, drink 6 cups of coffee, smoke 6 Camels, and start writing around 2. He also said when he was 17 he had a job working for a talent agent who mostly booked strippers 😂 1y
AceOnRoam You're so lucky to have been able to see him talk. Apparently tho' he works quite late into the evening. I think he used to be a cop/investigator too? I'm just glad he's still writing and not contracting out to shadow writers. There's a lot of speculation but his last book was definitely a classic Jack Reacher and I would bet it was definitely written by him. 1y
WordyForever @AceOnRoam it seems that way from how he was talking. He was the only one who doesn‘t find writing difficult at all. He said a book a year is easy for him, and the others all looked at him like he had 2 heads 1y
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Richryan52
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After Jack Reacher sees a West Point class ring in a pawnshop, he decides to return it to its owner. What seems like a simple act of kindness finds Reacher involved with an array of unsavory characters stretching across a number of states. Lee Child is a master plotter, and this book incorporates an array of elements so that it seems as though it were ripped from the headlines. I have read all of Child‘s books. This is definitely one of his best.

Richryan52 @Melwilk How are you? 1y
Melwilk @Richryan52 I am doing well, thanks! How are you? I am happy to see your review on a Lee Child book. I enjoy Jack Reacher. 1y
Richryan52 @Melwilk Are you on Facebook? 1y
Melwilk I am. I don‘t post a lot on there anymore. After the last presidential election, it got so hateful that I pretty much unfollowed everyone 😊 1y
Richryan52 @melwik check out my profile pic on Facebook. Richard T Ryan 1y
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Richryan52

Started this yesterday. May finish it tonight. Gotta love Reacher!

MellieAntoinette True story! 1y
Richryan52 @thecomfykitchen Are you a Facebook? 1y
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RachelAmphlett
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Another weekend purchase - can‘t wait to get stuck in!⠀


#leechild #jackreacher #crime #thriller

AceOnRoam Jack 😍😍😍 2y
RachelAmphlett @AceOnRoam I know 😀😍 2y
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LeslieO
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Just finished my #firstbook2018. Classic Reacher. 5⭐️

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LeslieO
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I'm on track for my 2018 reading goal! But where is the Goodreads "year in review" page? I can't find it.

JenlovesJT47 Did you get an email from them a couple of weeks ago? That's the easiest way to check your stats. 2y
LeslieO Hmmmm @JenlovesJT47 I probably ignored it! I remember last year having a beautiful year in review page that listed the longest book, shortest, books from the best Goodreads list, etc. It was so nice! 2y
JenlovesJT47 Yeah that's the email they sent. I dunno why they sent it so early. I looked at mine when I first got it but I'm going to try to dig out my email and look again. I'll see if there's a way you can look without the email. 2y
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JenlovesJT47 Let me know if that works 🤔 2y
LeslieO Thanks @JenlovesJT47 . I'll try that. 2y
LauraBrook I always just click the View Challenge link and then I can see my other years and click through. 2y
LeslieO The link worked! Thank you @JenlovesJT47 ! 2y
JenlovesJT47 No problem! 🤗 2y
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Peterfox123
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As if my TBR list wasn't long enough, Santa clearly knew that I have been a VERY GOOD BOY this year.

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AceOnRoam
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My latest Jack Reacher review has gone completely viral on goodreads.
I am not alone in thinking that Tom Cruise is simply the worst cast character in Hollywood history. #NotMyJack

#ReadingOnRoam

LauraBeth 😂 2y
ClairesReads Um that‘s a great review! 2y
AceOnRoam Thanks @ClairesReads it's a funny book, best one he's written for a few years. 2y
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Andrew65 Don‘t get me started on Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher 😡One of my soapboxes, I even stopped reading the Jack Reacher books for a couple of years as punishment 😂 Totally refuse to watch the film!!! I did warn you! 😂😂😂 2y
AceOnRoam @Andrew65 I TOTALLY get you!!! I do love Jack and this latest book really is a bit tongue in cheek about Reachers size and my review makes much more sense after you have read the 2y
Andrew65 @AceOnRoam Due to my hiatus I am still working my way through the series, will get to The Midnight Line eventually. 2y
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ClairesReads
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Another classic Jack Reacher read- which kept me entertained throughout. As always this had all the hallmarks, a bit of vigilante justice, great fight scenes, sparse dialogue, a bit of mystery and a decent crime. Although there was a bit of a lull, pace-wise in the middle, I enjoyed the commentary on treatment of veterans, especially those wounded in combat.

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NagKachi
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After two consecutive mediocre thrillers Mr. Child hits this one out of the park. The way plot unveils with some unexpected twists is amazing and keeps you hooked. Some might even say this is the best Jack Reacher thriller. Hard to argue with that!! 😉

P.S. I would have liked the retired Fed to be more than just a driver. 😑

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Haweller
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Lee Child has argued that he has never described Jack Reacher however, he comes pretty close to it in this book. And, Tom Cruise does not come to mind. That said it is a good Reacher story and certainly fills the time sync of beltway traffic.

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NagKachi
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My backyard is not a bad place to read !!😊📚

Chelleo Pretty! 2y
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NagKachi

Jack Reacher #22!! Hope this one is better than the last two!!

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ClairesReads
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Nothing beats being back with my mate 👌🏻

AceOnRoam Jack 💕💗💕 2y
ClairesReads @AceOnRoam he's the best right? 😍 2y
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thisbookends
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Always love that Jack Reacher style!

Richryan52 @thisbookends Where would you put it in the list? I love Lee Child but some books seem just thrown together 2y
thisbookends Not really sure where in the list it would be, it was pretty good. I listen to the audio book and love the narrator. 2y
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GlassAsDiamonds
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It‘s probably cheating, especially given I used No Middle Name yesterday but... The Midnight Line is the 23rd Lee Child Reacher novel and since I just bought it, I‘m going with it for #NovemberByTheNumbers for the 23rd!!! I haven‘t read it yet and suspect it might become my new “Emergency Reacher” 😊😊😊. We‘re being engulfed in family wedding stuff though so it may see service soon (WHY have weddings become multi-day extravaganzas?!?😭😭😭).
#23

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Andrew65
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This month has seen book number #22 published in the Jack Reacher Series by Lee Child, The Midnight Line. These are always great reads. #Novemberbythenumbers #TwentyTwo

minkyb Just about to start this! 2y
Andrew65 @minkyb I'm not that far into the series, seen some great reviews. Enjoy 😊 2y
Blaire I️ love these. My go to for a book I‘ll get into immediately and finish in a weekend. I️ve been pacing myself so I️ don‘t run out of them. 😏 2y
Andrew65 @Blaire I've done exactly the same! 😂 2y
Beckys_Books Just finished #4 Running Blind. 2y
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Jjohnsen
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Much better than a few of the recent Jack Reacher novels, this was a quick read because I couldn‘t put it down. Great supporting characters.

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catherine2
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Reacher cracks me up!

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Coffeymuse
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Reacher is like a bag of chips...one chip and one chapter isn't enough! #librarianlunch

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lauralovesbooks1
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If your criteria for a good read is fast-paced and action-packed and you don't mind suspending disbelief, then the Jack Reacher series is always a good choice. After several weighty non-fiction reads, this was the escapism that I was looking for.

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Audrey
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I liked this one more then the last few Reacher Books. I liked the premise of this story (Reacher searching for the woman who owned a West Point class ring that he found in a pawn shop). And, he wasn‘t as omnipotent in this book. I do wish the editors would edit the fight scenes in the book(s). These scenes also usually go on for more pages then necessary. But, this book, was more about a missing veteran and the fallout from war.

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“My wife would say you feel guilty about something.“
Reacher didn‘t answer.
“She reads books,” the driver said. “She thinks about things.”

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AceOnRoam
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I have been crossing from Montenegro to Turkey and offline for a week, I've missed my Littens so I'll catch up on your posts and check out reviews soon. For now, I'm going to be listening to my favourite modern day hero Jack Reacher, I'm so grateful to my library to have this book available a day after its release.

#ReadingOnRoam
#LiveOnABoat
#jackreacher

Cinfhen Sooooo nice!! If you need to be offline at all, that looks like the right place😍 (edited) 2y
Simona Save sailing 😘 2y
BarbaraBB Looks lovely! 2y
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AceOnRoam Thank you @Cinfhen @Simona and @BarbaraBB it's a beautiful place called Marmaris. 2y
Redwritinghood Beautiful! 2y
LeahBergen Oh, wow 😍 2y
Cathythoughts ❤️beautiful pic 2y
AceOnRoam Thank you @Redwritinghood @LeahBergen and @Cathythoughts we are on the move again tomorrow, I'll try to capture another port photo. 2y
UwannaPublishme Gorgeous! Enjoy your travels! 🤗 2y
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Lisaw13
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Guess who got her pre-ordered Lee Child novel?!?! Awwwww yeah!!! 📚❤️💛💚

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wintercherry
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Hello weekend.