Jack Reacher Books in Order To Read

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If you want to read the Jack Reacher novels, it’s best you read them in order, even though they can be read in any order. If you’d prefer to read them in order, below is a list of Jack Reacher books in order to read.

  1. Killing Floor
Killing Floor: Jack Reacher, Book 1
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Killing Floor: Jack Reacher, Book 1
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Dick Hill (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/27/2015 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

In a small town in Georgia, Jack Reacher  alights a bus and is thrown in a county jail for a murder crime he knows nothing about 

  1. Die Trying 
Die Trying: Jack Reacher, Book 2
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Die Trying: Jack Reacher, Book 2
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Johnathan McClain (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/30/2012 (Publication Date) – Penguin Audio (Publisher)

In this book, Reacher is carried away in a van with a woman who says she’s the FBI and is whisked out of America into another country.

  1. Tripwire
Tripwire: Jack Reacher, Book 3
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Tripwire: Jack Reacher, Book 3
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Johnathan McClain (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/30/2012 (Publication Date) – Penguin Audio (Publisher)

In this Jack Reacher book, Reacher is digging swimming pools in Key West, and he’s approached by a detective who’s just asking a question. Later, the detective is found dead.

  1. Running Blind
Running Blind: Jack Reacher, Book 4
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Running Blind: Jack Reacher, Book 4
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Johnathan McClain (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/30/2012 (Publication Date) – Penguin Audio (Publisher)

Two women are found dead, naked in a paint-filled bath, and they appear to have been murdered by a man like Jack Reacher.

  1. Echo Burning
Echo Burning: Jack Reacher, Book 5
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Echo Burning: Jack Reacher, Book 5
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Dick Hill (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/27/2015 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

Jack Reacher is in Texas, where he meets a young woman in jail. Her life’s at risk because the husband swears to kill her when he’s released.

  1. Without Fail
Without Fail: Jack Reacher, Book 6
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Without Fail: Jack Reacher, Book 6
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Dick Hill (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/27/2015 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

A Washington woman tasked with protecting the vice president reaches out to Reacher for help.

  1. Persuader
Persuader: A Jack Reacher Novel
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Persuader: A Jack Reacher Novel
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Dick Hill (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 02/02/2021 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

This book will have you wonder if Reacher is still able to decipher what’s right and wrong. He’s in Boston, where a kidnapping happens, and a cop dies.

  1. The Enemy
The Enemy
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The Enemy
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Charlie Higson (Author) – Paul Whitehouse (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/16/2009 (Publication Date) – Penguin Audio (Publisher)

An army general from Reacher’s army days is found dead on his watch.

  1. One Shot
One Shot: Jack Reacher, Book 9
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One Shot: Jack Reacher, Book 9
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Dick Hill (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 08/12/2014 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

A sniper kills five people in a heartland city, and Reacher is on the radar as the suspect.

  1. The Hard Way
The Hard Way: Jack Reacher, Book 10
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The Hard Way: Jack Reacher, Book 10
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Dick Hill (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 08/12/2014 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

A coffee on one of the streets in New York leads to a shoot-out some miles away in the Norfolk area.

  1. Bad Luck and Trouble
Bad Luck and Trouble: Jack Reacher, Book 11
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Bad Luck and Trouble: Jack Reacher, Book 11
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Dick Hill (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 04/09/2007 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

Reacher is left with no choice but to assemble his old army unit when one of his buddies is found dead in the California desert.

  1. Nothing to Lose
Nothing to Lose: Jack Reacher, Book 12
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Nothing to Lose: Jack Reacher, Book 12
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Dick Hill (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 08/29/2008 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

Reacher reaches a point where he feels he has nothing to lose.

  1. Gone Tomorrow 
Gone Tomorrow: Jack Reacher, Book 13
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Gone Tomorrow: Jack Reacher, Book 13
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Dick Hill (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 05/19/2009 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

Reacher can tell there’s a suicide bomber on the New York Subway after noticing twelve tell-tale signs that are hard to miss.

  1. 61 Hours
61 Hours: Jack Reacher, Book 14
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61 Hours: Jack Reacher, Book 14
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Dick Hill (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 05/18/2010 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

Reacher jumps on a bus heading to trouble in South Dakota

  1. Worth Dying For
Worth Dying For: Jack Reacher, Book 15
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Worth Dying For: Jack Reacher, Book 15
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Dick Hill (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/19/2010 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

Reacher encounters a clan disturbing the peace of the Nebraska locals. He plans not to interfere but is unable to when he learns of the case of a missing child.

  1. The Affair
The Affair: Jack Reacher, Book 16
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The Affair: Jack Reacher, Book 16
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Dick Hill (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/27/2011 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

Major Jack Reacher goes undercover in Mississippi to investigate a murder six months before the events in Killing Floor.

  1. A Wanted Man
A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel
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A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Dick Hill (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/11/2012 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

Reacher is in pain from his busted nose and cannot catch a ride. However, he’s picked up later by two men and one woman, and not long into the ride, he discovers they have something to hide. 

  1. Never Go Back
Never Go Back: Jack Reacher, Book 18
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Never Go Back: Jack Reacher, Book 18
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Dick Hill (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/03/2013 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

Reacher returns to his former Virginia headquarters and is accused of a homicide that happened sixteen years ago.

  1. Personal
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Personal: Jack Reacher, Book 19
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Personal: Jack Reacher, Book 19
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Dick Hill (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/02/2014 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

The French President has been shot; only one man could have done it, and Reacher is the only man who can find him.

  1. Make Me
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Make Me: Jack Reacher, Book 20
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Make Me: Jack Reacher, Book 20
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Lee Child (Author) – Dick Hill (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/08/2015 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

Jack Reacher is at a remote railroad stop on the prairie called Mother’s Rest, where he finds a town of silent, watchful people and descends into the heart of darkness.

Conclusion 

The Jack Reacher series has twenty-eight books and a collection of short stories, and another is scheduled to be released in October 2024. These books can be read out of order, but this article has explored the correct order for the first twenty books. Happy reading!

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