The Midnight Line

Lee Child’s latest thriller, The Midnight Line, was a terrific read! Check it out:

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.


Karin Slaughter and Lee Child: An Email Exchange

Lee Child
Karin Slaughter

I have just come across this email exchange between Karin Slaughter and Lee Child, talking about the writing life and specifics on writing thrillers. Having read books by both these authors, I loved reading about their exchange in opinions and hearing about the writing of their books.

If you’re interested on reading the exchange too, follow this link for the full exchange that was uploaded to Karin Slaughter’s website a few years back.

Enjoy reading!