Book review: No surprises, but The Secret sticks to Jack Reacher’s thrilling formula

The latest Reacher novel was co-written by Lee Child’s younger brother James, and while not the best in the series it is still reliably entertaining

Lee Child: latest book The Secret is a co-write with his brother Andrew. Picture: Gareth Iwan Jones

You know what you’re going to get from Lee Child and he knows that’s why you pick up his books in the first place. The service he provides is not broken so he has little interest in fixing it. His biography at the end of this novel, the 28th in the series, claims that “one of his novels . . . is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds”. Let’s assume this is even ...