Better Off Dead - Lee Child & Andrew Child

Better Off Dead

By Lee Child & Andrew Child

  • Release Date: 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 3,123 Ratings)


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jack Reacher is back in a brand-new page-turning thriller from acclaimed #1 bestselling authors Lee Child and Andrew Child.

Digging graves had not been part of my plans when I woke up that morning. 

Reacher goes where he wants, when he wants. That morning he was heading west, walking under the merciless desert sun—until he comes upon a curious scene. A Jeep has crashed into the only tree for miles around. A woman is slumped over the wheel.
Dead? No, nothing is what it seems. 

The woman is Michaela Fenton, an army veteran turned FBI agent trying to find her twin brother, who might be mixed up with some dangerous people. Most of them would rather die than betray their terrifying leader, who has burrowed his influence deep into the nearby border town, a backwater that has seen better days. The mysterious Dendoncker rules from the shadows, out of sight and under the radar, keeping his dealings in the dark.
He would know the fate of Fenton’s brother. 

Reacher is good at finding people who don’t want to be found, so he offers to help, despite feeling that Fenton is keeping secrets of her own. But a life hangs in the balance. Maybe more than one. But to bring Dendoncker down will be the riskiest job of Reacher's life. Failure is not an option, because in this kind of game, the loser is always better off dead.


  • NOT in keeping with the Jack Reacher series

    By sconnierider
    And I thought it couldn’t get worse than casting Tom Cruise as Reacher but it has. Lee’s kid can’t write. This book shows it. This series is dead, stick a fork in it.
  • Better Off….

    By JBLakers
    Worst Reacher book ever and I have read them all. Total bore until the last 30 pages. Shame
  • Good

    By Dan Vermilion
    The book is a little complicated, hard to follow
  • Not one of authors best

    By you are trumping the system
    Story just to slow paced. Character and story development not crisp like I have seen in reading all in the Jack Reacher series.
  • Really bad.

    By can get newdownloads
    So disappointed. It wasn’t even close to the other books in series.
  • I am a big Lee Child Fan, but this was awful

    By Mr groups
    Do not recommend it for even the biggest Lee Child fans
  • Don’t waste your time and money on this book!

    By Canonshooter70
    This was the worse Reacher book I’ve ever read! It was boring and if I hadn’t read all the other books I would not have finished it! It was a waste of time and money! None of the other Reacher books were bad, in fact I liked them all, some better than others, but this book was just ridiculously bad!!
  • Larry’s review

    By Levittonian
    Okay read. Story started slow and I nearly stopped reading.
  • Can’t get enough of Jack!

    By SLP PA
    Write faster, please!
  • Not as good as originals

    By Morrisey97
    Huge jack reacher fan and this novel fell short. Plot lines that conveniently fell into place and little character development. Storyline felt rushed, confusing and barely plausible. Save your money and reread one of the original stories.