Past Tense (Jack Reacher #23)

PAST TENSE                                                  LEE CHILD
        
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 their way to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they’re stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners seem almost too friendly. 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 town. He’s always known his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first place?

As Reacher explores his father’s life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense . . . and deadly.


Once again when I think that this series is finally going to get old it does not disappoint. Reacher is in Maine and when is dropped off by a man giving him a ride he finds a name of a town that jars a memory from his past. His father said he was from this town, but as you get further into the story you find more secrets about his father and from an incident in the ’40s during the war. Wondering about all of this continues to push him to find out what the truth is. Meanwhile, the other part of the book has a couple from Canada, Patty, and Shorty. They get stuck in a remote town, but really a motel. They don’t know that they have fallen into a trap until it is too late. Eventually, Reacher crosses paths with the two of them during their ordeal and he helps them to be on their way, but the action before that with the two of them is very good. Along with Reacher who once again goes back to the town he has been told not to go too. He is still searching for answers, and they help in a way to describe the character he has become. Another excellent book in this series and very much a must read. I received this book from Netgally.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us atwww.1rad-readerreviews.com

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