Lee Child strikes one with The Midnight Line

Lee Child strikes one with The Midnight Line

Lee Child’s The Midnight Line (Bantam) has ended Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’s run in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 35,942 copies for £146,019. This is the sixth spring in a row the veteran crime author has shot straight into the number one spot with his newest paperback—in fact, since the start of the decade he has only failed to hit the top at all one year (2012). With the 22nd Jack Reacher title, Child has now spent 19 weeks at the top of the chart.

The Midnight Line in hardback racked up Child’s biggest single week of sales upon its release last November, beat...

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