Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Killing Floor by Lee Child

Killing Floor (original 1997; edition 1997)

by Lee Child

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
5,270189838 (3.82)260
Title:Killing Floor
Authors:Lee Child
Info:Bantam (2010), Paperback, 528 pages
Collections:Kindle, Your library

Work details

Killing Floor by Lee Child (1997)

Recently added byBJ3568, private library, Lucien01, Keelz09, n_morrell, ChristinaT., BooksForTroops, BookishThings
  1. 21
    Rain Fall by Barry Eisler (crazybatcow)
    crazybatcow: If you like how Reacher gets things done without worrying about niceties such as legality, you'll probably like Eisler's series too - though Eisler is a bit more descriptive and a bit less violent.
  2. 10
    Hit Man by Lawrence Block (crazybatcow)
    crazybatcow: Very similar main characters. Block's is a little less "gory" and is more like a series of vignettes than a plotted story.
  3. 21
    Promise Me by Harlan Coben (fleagirl)
    fleagirl: Big tough-guy with heart of tarnished gold, has knack for getting himself into trouble while getting others out.
  4. 00
    Japantown: A Thriller (A Jim Brodie Novel) by Barry Lancet (OneOfDem)

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 260 mentions

English (187)  Dutch (2)  English (189)
Showing 1-5 of 187 (next | show all)
Yikes! Much more violent than I was ready for. This is the first time I've read a Lee Child book. I can see how folks that like military thrillers might like this. I did see the final twist coming early on (which is unusual for me). I'm glad to finally know who Jack Reacher is, though I'm not sure I will read more. Not a very good reader. Dick Hill read with a tremendous range of volume which I found irritating and painful at times. ( )
  njcur | Nov 8, 2016 |
Jack Reacher's series of mystery adventures was highly recommended to me. I purchased them as ebooks for my high school, but never got a chance to read them. A friend lent me the first and I have really enjoyed it and found it hard to put down. After being a military brat as a child and serving thirteen years in the military himself, Jack only wants to be free and just ramble. On impulse, he exits a bus at Margrave, GA, in a heavy rain. After walking fourteen miles he stops in a diner for breakfast and gets arrested for murder. He knows he hasn't killed anyone recently, but things in this little town are very complicated. ( )
  Gmomaj | Oct 20, 2016 |
This is my first Lee Child novel and I'll definitely read his books again. ( )
  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
I am not a fan on Thrillers (both books and movies), but this book really got me excited. I am not giving it more than 3.5 stars simply because, like any other action thriller, some parts were quite obvious...but it had a lot of exciting parts as well. So I generally liked it and enjoyed reading it. ( )
  McKhusu | Sep 7, 2016 |
3.5 / 5 ( )
  Amanda105 | Sep 5, 2016 |
Showing 1-5 of 187 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (9 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lee Childprimary authorall editionscalculated
Hill, DickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
My agent is Darley Anderson in London; my editors are David Highfill in New York and Marianne Velmans in London.
This book is dedicated to the three of them, in appreciation of all their efforts, which went way beyond the call of duty.
First words
I was arrested in Eno's Diner.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (4)

Book description
Jack Reacher loses his brother in this book.
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0515141429, Mass Market Paperback)

When Jack Reacher suddenly decides to ask a Greyhound bus driver to let him off near the town of Margrave, Georgia, he thinks it's because his brother once mentioned that the famed blues guitarist Blind Blake died there. But it doesn't take long for the footloose ex-military policeman to discover that there are plenty of strange--and very dangerous--things going on behind Margrave's manicured lawns and clean streets that demand his attention. This first thriller by a former television writer features some of the best-written scenes of action in recent memory, a crash course in currency and counterfeiting, and a hero who is just begging to be called on for an encore.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:15 -0400)

(see all 5 descriptions)

Jack Reacher, an ex-military policeman passes through the town of Margrave, Georgia and is accused of murder. He must find the true killer and prove his innocence--with virtually the whole town against him.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 16 descriptions

LibraryThing Author

Lee Child is a LibraryThing Author, an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing.

profile page | author page

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
36 avail.
201 wanted
5 pay35 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.82)
0.5 4
1 18
1.5 7
2 68
2.5 25
3 366
3.5 117
4 666
4.5 54
5 353


5 editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 110,720,241 books! | Top bar: Always visible