Killing Floor was the first in the Jack Reacher series, with 21 novels released since then – and counting. If you’re tired of having nothing to read in between Lee Child’s release of these nail-biting thrillers, then look no further.
If you love Jack Reacher’s character and have been searching for something just as thrilling in tension building, why not try some (or all!) of these chilling thrilling alternatives. Hand- picked for fans of The Jack Reacher Series, these novels will be sure to offer edge-of-your-seat page turning.
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1. The Betrayed
Fans of Jack Reacher Novels will love this because: It’s a gritty thriller that will have you hooked from start to finish.
Casey Kelleher has created an iconic, edge-of-your-seat thriller with The Betrayed. In a world of violence and lies, Colleen Byrne tries to blot out the devastation from her marriage by any means. Their daughter has grown up to be as ruthless as her father, and when he’s found dead, Nancy will stop at nothing to find his murderer. Only it looks as though his murderer might be someone close to home, someone who’s betrayed the sanctity of family. Brilliantly dark, this is highly recommended for fans of the Jack Reacher books.
2. Point Of Impact
Fans of the Jack Reacher Novels will love this because: Its protagonist, Bob Lee Swagger, is as worthy a protagonist as Jack Reacher!
Action packed Point Of Impact, by Stephen Hunter, follows Bob Lee Swagger as he seeks ways to be left alone and put a killing from his war days behind him. The military powers have other plans and lure Swagger into one last mission for his country. But when Swagger walks out of the mission alive, a nationwide manhunt ensues and his sole mission is to find who set him up. A compelling page-turning thriller.
Fans ofJack Reacher will love this because: Its protagonist is tough, smart and very stubborn.
Vanished comes from New York Times bestselling "master of the modern thriller", Joseph Finder. When his estranged brother vanishes one evening while out for dinner with his wife, Nick Heller, a high-powered investigator with a private intelligence firm, is forced to stop at nothing to find him. Action-packed with twisting plots, this is perfect for fans of Jack Reacher.
4. American Assassin
Fans of Jack Reacher will love this because: Mitch Rapp is a counter-terrorism operative employed unofficially by the CIA.
American Assassin is the first novel in the Mitch Rapp series created by Vince Flynn. Mitch Rapp is a talented college athlete who desperately wants to achieve justice for the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. Rap trains intensively under the CIA and sets out on his mission to seek and destroy the terrorist factions within the war-devastated city of Beirut. This protagonist will definitely resonate with fans of Jack Reacher.
5. Plum Island
Fans of Jack Reacher will love this because: It’s packed with thrilling tension to keep you wanting more.
Plum Island is the first book in a series of novels featuring John Corey, created by Nelson DeMille. John Corey is an NYPD homicide cop recuperating in Long Island after being wounded in the line of duty. His time to recuperate is cut short when a young couple is found shot to death. The victims were biologists at a research site rumoured to be cultivating germ warfare and suddenly Corey is launched into a mission to find the secret of Plum Island before it’s too late. This is an edge-of-your-seat thrilling read for fans of Jack Reacher.
6. The Black Echo
Fans of Jack Reacher will love this because: Harry Bosch is dangerously lethal, complex and completely compelling.
The Black Echo is the first novel in Harry Bosch novels created by acclaimed author, Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch takes the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam personally. This fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" fought side by side with him in a horrific underground war. Bosch is dedicated to solving this murder by any means. The unpredictable ending will leave Jack Reacher fans wanting to devour the entire series.