Past Tense (Jack Reacher, #23) by Lee Child

Past Tense (Jack Reacher, #23)

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn’t get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What’s one extra day? He takes the detour.At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians had been on the...


Details Past Tense (Jack Reacher, #23)

TitlePast Tense (Jack Reacher, #23)
ISBN9780399593512
Author
Release DateNov 5th, 2018
PublisherDelacorte Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery
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Reviews Past Tense (Jack Reacher, #23)

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    1970-01-01
    4.5*Jack Reacher is back and tougher than ever! And as anticipated, big trouble seems to be hot on his trail…Once again, Jack Reacher is traveling along the back roads of America. His way of avoiding unwanted attention. Hitch-hiking is a roll of the dice at best, and now he’s found himself unexpectedly dropped–off in New Hampshire. He finds himself drifting back in time to his childhood, his father fondly telling him all about his hometown ...
  • Dorie - Traveling Sister :)
    1970-01-01
    This is the second book by Lee Child that I have read and I definitely enjoyed this one more than the other which was “The Midnight Line”. I liked the dual storyline which converges later on in the story. However I did feel that the one with Reacher in it, looking into his “family tree” to be quite slow moving and a bit dry. The second story line with the two young people stranded finally at a more than creepy motel was the most interesti...
  • Paula Kalin
    1970-01-01
    I’ve been reading the Jack Reacher series since Lee Child wrote his first. How wonderful it is after finishing #23 in the series to say it’s definitely one of my favorites!Jack Reacher, our 6’5” ex-military hero is on a journey from Maine to California and decides to take a pit stop in Laconia, New Hampshire to check out his father’s birthplace. Scanning through records at town hall and researching census from long ago bring him in cont...
  • Dave
    1970-01-01
    Jack Reacher has apparently been thrilling readers for twenty years. No one told me. Although this is only my second Reacher novel (and its number 23 with a bullet), count me in as a fan. Reacher is an ex-MP who has taken to wandering the country, heading here and there for the barest of reasons. Well, he likes a puzzle and is curiouser than any ten cats. Along the way, Reacher always seems to stumble into trouble. Here, he returns to his father'...
  • Monnie
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars, actually.Honestly, I'm not at all sure how much I'd like Jack Reacher if I met him in person because he doesn't pull any punches, but I'm certain I'd want him on my side in a fight for the same reason. And in this, the 23rd book in the series, he gets plenty of opportunity to practice his considerable skill.The story begins as Reacher walks and hitchhikes near a remote and tiny town in New Hampshire on his way to wherever else the wind...
  • Jeanette
    1970-01-01
    They are all so good but this one is straight out spectacular. Telling you about the tension I felt reading this one!! I had to stop at some point after about page 100 to relax with some physical work exertions to get "unwound" and to distract myself enough to be able to swallow my own spit. It was creepy, evil terrifying- the premise AND the execution of it.The premise is one that I've read in maybe 10 novels in my life, mostly sci. fic. but in ...
  • Bam
    1970-01-01
    I admit I haven't read ALL of the Reacher books but I have read quite a few and I do believe this is one of the best.In this outing, ex-MP Reacher decides to travel from Maine to San Diego and starts hitching a ride. When he reaches New Hampshire, he sees a sign for Laconia which triggers a memory and an interest in digging up some family history.As only Reacher can, he makes friends and enemies quickly and is soon embroiled in some nasty busines...
  • Judy
    1970-01-01
    More edge-of-your seat action from Lee Child. Jack Reacher once again finds himself in the middle of a strange situation. True to form, Reacher once again manages to find trouble when he sets out to help others.A young couple, having car issues, finds themselves stranded at a rather strange motel in the middle of nowhere and there are some suspicious things happening. In the meantime Jack Reacher is walking/hitch-hiking his way across the country...
  • Michele
    1970-01-01
    I am a huge Jack Reacher fan and this book did not disappoint! This book was different from Lee Child's other books and I liked it! There were two seemingly unrelated storylines going on and I spent most of the book trying to figure out how they connected. Also, the plot was not at all predictable and kept me guessing the entire time! Thank you NetGalley for the ARC! This was a great read and I would definitely recommend it!
  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    1970-01-01
    Unique and inventive!! Great story! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Being that I’m coming in fresh on a long running series, I had a little bit to learn about Jack Reacher. What I have gathered here is that he is one person you do not want on the wrong side of you.With a history of military and military police, Jack finds himself in a predicament as he begins his journey from Maine to San Diego. I love his theoretical mind and how he’s able to thin...
  • Michael
    1970-01-01
    Our itinerate hero Jack Reacher is headed from Maine to San Diego and decides to make a visit to Laconia, New Hampshire, where he heard his father grew up. Before he died, he never did share with Jack much about his childhood beyond the fact that he ran away from home and joined the Marines in World War 2. All he remembers is him talking his father Stan having a position with a tin plant of some kind. While Jack explores family history in town, w...
  • Pamela
    1970-01-01
    First and foremost, my thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the ARC of PAST TENSE. Mr. Child has written another suspenseful Reacher installment! Per his wrting style, the exposition is methodical. However, in PAST TENSE the build up is slower than usual due to the lengthy, picayune details. The reader can guess where this first storyline is headed early on and the (albeit slow) and steady build up piques the reader’s curiosity an...
  • Janet Newport
    1970-01-01
    Thank you NetGalley and Random House Publishing for this arc.I do adore Lee Child's Jack Reacher books. In Past Tense, he strays a bit from his usual formula. His ramblings take him into New Hampshire this time, not far from his father's childhood home and since he's not expected to be somewhere else and doesn't really have any solid plans other than heading south for the winter, he decides to wander down that pig trail and check out his father's...
  • Alisa
    1970-01-01
    I love Jack Reacher. To be honest I'd kind of like to be Jack. His nomad lifestyle appeals to me and with some bonus vigilante action I'm pretty smitten.I hadn't read a Jack Reacher book in awhile. Not because I've stopped enjoying them, but you know, too many books, not enough time. I was super excited when i got this advanced copy and was back in the middle of an adventure.Jack is in the Boston area and decides he's going to take a vacation and...
  • OutlawPoet
    1970-01-01
    I loved this book. It’s been a while since I’ve read a Jack Reacher book, but one of the beauties of this series is that each one works well as a standalone. Even if it’s your first Reacher book, you’ll find yourself completely intrigued by the mystery of his past here.Readers should note that the book isn’t particularly action packed. Action does happen, but it takes a while. Instead you have two puzzles that demand to be solved. One t...
  • Susan Johnson
    1970-01-01
    There are few things I look forward to more than a new Jack Reacher book and this 23rd addition to the series was not disappointing. You would think it would be because the books follow the same pattern but yet each is as readable and enjoyable as the last. Child keeps the pace moving and I simply could not put it down as I read until 3 am to finish it. There was simply no place to stop because I had to find out what would happen next. Reacher is...
  • Judy Lesley
    1970-01-01
    Many thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine for the digital galley of this novel.Book twenty three in the series was just okay for me. I have been a Jack Reacher fan ever since a friend recommended the books to me and I went back to the first one and caught up. That was quite a few books ago so I have been sorry to see that I haven't liked some of the latest books nearly as much. This one is so fragmented by the dual p...
  • Michele
    1970-01-01
    I really loved this book. I have always been a Jack Reacher fan and this book did not disappoint. It was hard to figure out what was going on for most of the book. It kept you guessing and I like that. Great read!
  • Jean
    1970-01-01
    Jack Reacher is back! I was so excited to read this book. This series is one of my favorites. Love how they can all be read as a stand-alone. Past Tense is one of my favorite in the Jack Reacher series.In this book we have 2 stories. Reacher is on how way to San Diego but he sees a sign for a town where his father was born. He's in no rush to get to San Diego so he takes the detour to find out more about his ancestors. Meanwhile, a young couple f...
  • Trey
    1970-01-01
    3.5 - Good read over all. I loved climbing Reacher's family tree and the parallel story involving the couple is arousing in a slow, creeping burn kind of way. Looks like Child hit the cruise control though, riding the speed limit, while digging into Reacher's past. And I can see where non-Reacher fans would have a slow, almost distant connection to the story during the first half of it. To that point, Child has written better Reacher novels. ... ...
  • Keenan Powell
    1970-01-01
    Jack Reacher is doing a little research into his family history. The journey takes him to Laconia, New Hampshire, the town where his Marine father grew up. At the same time, Patty Sundstrom and her not very bright boyfriend Shorty Fleck escape their boring lives in Canada in a worn-out Honda Civic heading for New York City with nothing more than a plan and a big heavy suitcase. When the car overheats in New Hampshire, they see a make-shift sign f...
  • Viccy
    1970-01-01
    Jack Reacher is heading for warmer climes. Winter is coming and he would much rather spend winter in San Diego than Maine. He hits the road with his thumb out and decides to take a detour to Laconia NH, the supposed home of his family. Both of his parents are dead, but he remembers his father talking about Laconia; apparently his father was the foreman of a tin mill in Ryantown, which fell off the map during the Depression. Reacher, being Reacher...
  • Rhonda Lomazow
    1970-01-01
    Another Jack Reacher novel that drew me in from first pages.The adventures trouble he gets into the people he meets all these characters all the evil with occasional moments of humor. .Jack Reacher one of my all time favorites.Thanks too#randomhouse #netgalley,
  • Tonya
    1970-01-01
    Ever had one of those days where a simple choice seems to change the course of your day…possibly your life? That is exactly what Jack Reacher faces as he decides to take a quick detour to see Laconia, the town that his father grew up in. One of the things I really like about this novel is the way two separate stories wind up connecting… Author Lee Child is not in a rush to connect the stories… instead he prefers to keep building the reader...
  • Jay Dwight
    1970-01-01
    By now, Lee Child fans know what they are going to get. Despite being 23 books in, I still get just as much enjoyment out of them as I did with Killing Floor all those years ago.Totally addictive page turner - charged through this one in less than two days! Plenty of action, lots of intrigue. A couple of strands to the story. I guessed where the main strand was heading, but this did not detract from my satisfaction. Reacher also delves a little i...
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    1970-01-01
    This one was very different for a Reacher book. It had the kind of plot twists that the reader would find in a Harlan Coben thriller and not the linear plot progression one expects from a Reacher book. Reacher hits his late father’s hometown on a whim to try to learn about his past. This story intertwines with one about a young couple who unintentionally wind up at a remote motel in the woods. The two plots alternate, but don’t come together ...
  • Donna Hines
    1970-01-01
    Hitchhiking from Maine to California with Jack Reacher is sure to be the experience of a lifetime in this new epic thriller Past Tense by Lee Child.Along the route we take a detour to his father's hometown of Laconia NH who just so happens to not know his dad.Wait What?!The Present is tough the Past can be darn near deadly!Stan Reacher used the same connection that another marine used. That man was William the cousin.Wow!This was truly an amazing...