PAST TENSE

by Lee Child

Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born and a Canadian couple now find themselves stranded.

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    • I'm a casual Reacher fan. I've seen the movies, and read at least six or seven of the books. One thing I like about Lee Child is that for the most part his books can stand on their own. Sure, there are characters from previous books, but they are always brought in very smoothly. As is typical for Child, this book has a snappy pace, a good backstory and a mystery at the center of the action. Don't hesitate to check this one out, I'm glad I did and I ended up reading it in two days.
    • Jack Reacher books are slower paced than a typical thriller but they're charming in their own way. These book follows that mold and delivers another enjoyable tale from Lee Child.
    • The quintessential Jack Reacher book. The retired MP understands the law, how to use it, and how to work with law enforcement. The author, Lee Child, knows how to spin the story to make it suspenseful and thrilling to the very end. If you're a Jack Reacher fan especially, you are going to love this book, it wont let you down.
    • I've watched the Reacher movies but never any of the books that led to the movies. Usually, it is the reverse order for me (read the book and then watch the movie hoping it will be as good as the book). I found the author's writing very enjoyable....kind of like I was ease dropping into his thoughts during the reading of his book. I tried to not picture Tom Cruise as being Reacher, and it helped by the author's description of him right off the bat.If you need to get away for a day and be transported into the best story line you've read in quite some time, grab the book, a beverage, and sink into the couch with a good pillow, and enjoy the ride. It's worth the trip. Warning: very descriptive violence in book.P.S. Another thing that I wanted to comment on is that the typeface is good and the sentence spacing is very good. Your eyes won't tire because of overcrowding or very small print. I also like the color of the pages.
    • PAST TENSE: A JACK REACHER NOVEL solves a mystery surrounding Jack’s parentage--who, exactly, was Jack’s father, a guy who could never remember his birthday? Reacher fans will want to read this novel to find out. But otherwise, except for the dramatic ending scenes, the novel is just plain boring.In the novel, Jack starts to hitchhike from the East Coast to San Diego, but takes a side trip to Laconia. NH, his father’s birthplace. He visits various public records offices, and gets a lot of help from the locals when dad Stan Reacher doesn't show up right away in the town’s 80-year-old census records.At the same time, a young Canadian couple has car trouble, and ends up at a remote motel near Laconia. They can’t leave, because the weird motel owners keep making excuses for not calling a mechanic or driving them to town to get a tow truck. Eventually the couple finds themselves imprisoned, because the motel owners have secret plans for them.SPOILER ALERT: Naturally the two plotlines--Jack’s search for his roots, and the couple’s predicament--merge, but only in a superficial way. The couple’s plotline is basically “Psycho" meets “The Most Dangerous Game", and it isn’t even close to the quality of either one. The motel owners’ intentions are easily guessed, long before the reveal.This novel is the latest in the long, popular Jack Reacher series, and it works fine as a standalone. It’s well-written, but, as previously mentioned, darned boring.