Book Review – The Midnight Line


The Midnight Line by Lee Child (Bantam Press) ISBN: 9780593078174

Jack Reacher sees a West Point class ring from 2005 in a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. The tiny ring obviously belonged to a  woman. Reacher, who graduated from West Point, wants to know why she gave it up.

Reacher is still getting over the horrors from Make Me, and his attachment to investigator Michelle Chang. He has nothing better to do and he needs to know the story behind the ring. He sets out west, gets into the usual fights with criminals along the way, and arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming.

The Midnight Line is an oddly detached Reacher thriller, with no real plot. It has the same aimless feeling that seems to be consuming Reacher. If this was intentional, Lee Child has done a good job.

This is the 22nd book in the series, and Reacher fans will not be disappointed. It is, as usual, a good read.

Amanda Patterson
3/5