T asked Lee Child:

Why are some of your stories about Reacher in first person rather than third? I find it a mich more intimate book when you do and am wondering if this is a device you use to accomplsih that or driven by the story or...?

Lee Child I’m very comfortable writing in the first person. It feels more natural to me, and it’s the intuitive way to tell a character-based story. But sometimes the story requires the reader to know something that Reacher hasn’t yet discovered. If that’s the case, I’ll use third person. Third person allows the reader to essentially see around corners.
Lee Child

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