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Book review: Reacher said Nothing, Lee Child and the Make Me by Andy Martin

By Sarah Crompton   February 2016

Transworld, £18.99

9780593076637-largeHow to begin? That’s the kind of question you find yourself asking after being engrossed in 302 pages on the painstaking process of writing a bestseller.

This book starts with an email. Cambridge academic Andy Martin writes to Lee Child and asks if he can watch him write the 20th Jack Reacher thriller, Make Me, and thus provide an insight into a series of novels that have turned Reacher into a worldwide phenomenon. While Reacher Said Nothing doesn’t quite match their narrative suspense, its…

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