Jack Reacher books are a joy to read. We finish them, with a certain amount of sadness knowing that there will be another years wait until the author, Lee Child releases the next book in the Jack Reacher series.

I have found a way to deal with this sadness and decided to help you! Instead of waiting a full year until the next Lee Child novel, what about checking out these 4 new Jack Reacher type characters that could actually, potentially steal the Reacher number 1 position in years to come.


To start you need a good scoring system to rank the Jack Reacher type characters.

I have ranked the characters on the following:

1) My Books Like Jack Reacher website review. If the books good, then it’s been reviewed on my site. Higher ranking books that have been reviewed, then the higher the Jack Reacher type character. See my book reviews here.

2) Any character like Jack Reacher has to have a certain type of physicality – are they able to handle themselves against any enemy?

3) Weaponry – Can the main Jack Reacher type character use a variety of weapons to do their job and escape danger?

4) Character – Jack Reacher is a loner, calm in danger, someone who operates on their own. Can the new Jack Reacher type of character handle the heat, have they got an ice cool demeanour in any impossible situation.

5) Plot – Jack Reacher books are written to grab your attention from the first page so that you start to read the Jack Reacher books in order. This score is decided by the first few pages, am I gripped from page one or do I want to throw the book in the bin straight away!

6) The Book ending – This is really important for me. Do you care about the Jack Reacher type character and do you want me to read the next novel in the series straight away? As with all Jack Reacher books, you want to start straight away on the next book.

These are the 6 score factors to decide which are the new characters that are like Jack Reacher.

NUMBER 1 Character like Jack Reacher:




1) Books Like Jack Reacher website review – 9.7/10

2) Physicality – 9.5/10

3) Weaponry – 9.6/10

4) Character – 9.0/10

5) Plot – 9.0/10

6) The Book ending – 9.7/10


Victor is ranked at number 1 on our site as the last book titled “Kill For ME” was so good. The best character like jack Reacher so far. Two of the classic highlights in the book series amongst many, were the biting off an enemies’ ear, letting a baddie use a shard of glass to slice through the side of his own face so that he could escape.

If you want to start at the beginning of this book series that is like Jack Reacher then see my review HERE.

NUMBER 2 on the list




1) Books Like Jack Reacher website review – 9.2/10

2) Physicality – 9.6/10

3) Weaponry – 9.8/10

4) Character – 9.3/10

5) Plot – 9.3/10

6) The Book ending – 9.2/10


Court Gentry is ranked at number 2 on our site as this “Gray Man” series just seems to get better and better. I would go as far as saying he is close to the top and one of the closest to being the best character like jack Reacher. Classic highlights in the book series amongst many, Court getting captured and then tortured, for any person reading it – wow its intense. Court taking out a whole army of soldiers and rescuing his best mate who is caught by a bomb explosion.

If you want to start at the beginning of this book series that is like Jack Reacher then see my review HERE.

NUMBER 3 on the list




1) Books Like Jack Reacher website review – 9.4/10

2) Physicality – 8.9/10

3) Weaponry – 9.3/10

4) Character – 9.7/10

5) Plot – 9.5/10

6) The Book ending – 9.5/10


Evan Smoak is ranked at number 3 on our site as this “Nowhere Man” series is absolutely fantastic. Evan is an average character who is a trained assassin but is using his skills to help people and find out why he was made into a killer.

Classic highlights in the book series amongst many, Evan looking to assassinate the President of America who he thinks is behind the plot to terminate him. The Nowhere Man’s apartment layout, like the bat cave but in a normal housing apartment.

If you want to start at the beginning of this book series that is like Jack Reacher then see my review HERE.

NUMBER 4 on the list




1) Books Like Jack Reacher website review – 9.4/10

2) Physicality – 9.8/10

3) Weaponry – 9.1/10

4) Character – 9.8/10

5) Plot – 9.2/10

6) The Book ending – 8.9/10


John Puller is a huge bloke, so similar physically to Jack Reacher so he has to enter our top 5 list of characters like Jack Reacher. David Baldacci is an accomplished writer and sets brilliant scenes for his main character, he also develops the main character really well throughout the series.

Classic highlights in the book series amongst many, Puller trying to solve the mystery of who killed his father. Jack Reacher style suspense as Puller is investigating a family murder whilst beating up weird townsfolk.

If you want to start at the beginning of this book series that is like Jack Reacher then see my review HERE.  So there it is, my top books like Jack Reacher.

If you are still looking for the latest Jack Reacher book, then look here as you can see the books in order HERE and the lastest Jack Reacher book to order HERE

Jack The Reacher – the best books like Jack Reacher on our website – we review so you don’t have to waste time trying to find a book like Jack The Reacher.

As a Jack Reacher fan I have listed the books you need to read if you love the Lee Child novels:

  1. Victor the Assassin SEE REVIEW HERE
  3. The Gray ManSEE REVIEW HERE
  4. John Puller SEE THE REVIEW HERE
  5. Carter BlakeSEE THE REVIEW HERE
  8. Spider ShepherdSEE THE REVIEW HERE

30 Replies to “Jack Reacher – The Top 5 Characters similar to Jack The Reacher”

  1. Hi there, I like the list you have put together. This are all new, nothing I have read before but you have scored them very high, I will try the out. I love almost every work of Lee child, I hope this measures up. My favorite is the without fail. Great reads! I first got introduced on audible but I had to get the hard copy.

    1. Hi Thanks for the comments and I’m so grateful that you are going to try the books out, I think you would really like our number 1 in the series called Kill For me as Victor is a fascinating character like Jack Reacher. Subscribe to my site if you would like more reviews of the latest brilliant Jack Reacher type books,

      thanks again


  2. Interesting post and I love the concept for this site. A great way to help wait the time while you wait for the new book to be released. On Monday, I completed #10 in a series I was reading which was released that same day. I had to wait patiently for it to be released so I can certainly relate… I think an interesting category would be whether you would like to see the book you reviewed turned into a movie. Some books are great as books but not always good as movies. What is your favourite Jack Reacher book and movie thus far?

    1. Thanks for the comments – I try and add as much description in as I can so that people who like Jack Reacher can compare the other characters. My favourite movie so far is One Shot the first Jack Reacher which is really full of suspense and like the book.

      thanks again


  3. Nice list you put together here! I did not know most of these books, will give me another focus while waiting for the next release. Thanks for that!


    1. Thanks for the comments – we are looking at getting as many great books that are like Jack Reacher on the website so I’ll keep you posted once we have some more. Feel free to sign up to the mailing list and you will get the first review of any books like jack reacher on the list straight away,

      thanks again


  4. I love reading and love the Jack Reacher books. Thanks so much for putting this together as it gives me some new books to read that I will likely enjoy.

    1. thanks for the comments and I hope that you do get into reading the Jack Reacher novels. I would start off on the Killing Floor book which is the first Jack Reacher novel and then go on to the next one. Once you know that this site is here, join our mailing list and see what other books are out there like Jack Reacher.

      thanks again


  5. Nice piece, great concept, well put together. Though I am not familiar with any of the books, however, your reviews have given me the confidence that making time out to read any of them would well it while waiting for the next release, Well done.

    1. Thank you for the comments – Thats what the website books like jack reacher is all about. I want more people to have a look on this site and then choose what books they would like to read next. I would go for the Nowhere man books for now before reading a Jack Reacher book as they read like you are watching a film,

      thanks again


  6. Love the idea behind this post!! Who does not love a good Jack Reacher book? And yes, it is Reacher’s character that keeps us coming back for more. I never thought to find other characters like him, but I am realizing that was silly! I can not wait to read some of these. Thank you for sharing. I can now avoid buying a book, reading a chapter, and regretting my purchase!
    Thanks again

    1. Thanks so much for your comments – I love the fact that you are into the Jack Reacher Books and are looking for more books in the series.Hopefully my site has helped you identify other books to read. If you love Lee Child novels then I would recommend the Orphan X books by Greg Hurwitz as they are very very good,

      thanks again


    1. thanks for your comments – the latest Jack Reacher books are always available on my site. If you like books that are similar to Jack Reacher then come here first.

  7. Love jack reacher books, has Lee Child retired now and what other book should I read after finishing the latest Jack Reacher book?


    1. Thank you for the comments, we recommend from this Jack Reacher series to move onto the Tom Wood novels and the main Character Victor is like Jack Reacher.
      Most people comment that because of Lee Childs writing style you can never find a book that is like Jack Reacher. I agree that books like Jack Reacher are hard to come by but looking at some of our pages you may see that Tom Wood books are the closest to the Jack Reacher Character that you can get.
      Also Greg Hurwitz books Evan Smoak are an amazing read, similar to Jack Reacher in that they are quality thrillers.

      If you like books like Jack Reacher then tell you friends about our site,

      Thanks again


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  12. Thank you for the recommendations.
    I absolutely love jack reacher series but last 3 books have disappointed as if lee child has started writing for money or just can’t be asked.
    I have also finished mitch rapp series aswell.
    I am read harry bosch at the moment.
    Downloaded orphan x
    Also MARK GREANEY books.
    Lets see how they measure up.

    1. thanks for the comments – will keep you posted about other Jack Reacher books – also have a look at out film review page to see if you have any of our top films to purchase.

      thanks again Glenford R

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