Jack Reacher has no place to go and all the time in the world to get there so a remote rail road stop on the prairie with the curious name of Mother’s Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely pioneer tombstone in a sea of nearly-ripe wheat…but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing colleague a cryptic note about two hundred deaths and a small town full of silent watchful people. Reacher’s one-day stopover turns into an open-ended quest leading to the most hidden reaches of the internet and right into the nightmare heart of darkness. Child’s best for some time…with detective-story and romcom elements (even sly humour) on top of the psychological duels and set-piece violence. – Sunday Times Lee Child is one of the world’s leading thriller writers. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every twenty seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot in hardback and paperback on bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic and are published in over one hundred territories. He is the recipient of many prizes most recently the CWA’s Diamond Dagger for a writer of an outstanding body of crime fiction. All his thrillers have been optioned for major motion pictures the first of which Jack Reacher was based on the novel One Shot and the second for release in October 2016 will be based on Never Go Back. He was born in Coventry brought up in Birmingham and now lives in New York.