Past Tense

Past Tense

Jack Reacher plans to follow the autumn sun on an epic road 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 very same moment, close by, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians are trying to get to New York City to sell a treasure. They are stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. It's a strange place ... but it's all there is.

The next morning in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in that town. He knows his father never went back. Now he wonders, was he ever there in the first place?

So begins another nail-biting, adrenaline-fuelled adventure for Reacher. The present can be tense, but the past can be worse. That's for damn sure.

Title:Past Tense
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780399593512

    Past Tense Reviews

  • Kaceey

    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 avoidin...

  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)

    ***NOW AVAILABLE***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 conve...

  • Paula Kalin

    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...

  • Matt

    Lee Child returns with another Reacher adventure that takes things down some untraversed pathways, particularly interesting for series fans. When Jack Reacher sets out for California, he has high hope...

  • kartik narayanan

    Past Tense is an okayish Jack Reacher. I never felt drawn into it unlike the earlier ones in the series. This could be due to Jack Reacher outstaying his welcome - there are only so many plots availab...

  • Carol

    Only for the already-devoted Reacher fans and then.... The challenge for Child on book #23 is that he's already written several books in which the bad guys do unspeakable things to children, are holdi...

  • Brenda

    Oh, how I love this Jack Reacher series!I’ve always felt the thinking of timing, speed, movement, sequences, and assessments was Reacher’s. From previous books, I know Reacher has that internal cl...

  • Phrynne

    I really enjoyed Jack Reacher's latest foray into the world. So much so that I could not stop reading and knocked off most of it in one afternoon. One of the best in the series to date!There are a num...

  • Lisa

    My thanks to Random House/Ballantine and Netgalley for letting me read this arc for my honest opinion.It's actually been a few years since I've read Jack Reacher. I'll confess that when I heard that T...

  • Tim

    A better effort than many of Child's recent stories. 6 of 10 stars...