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Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel

Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Child, Lee

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from a superb craftsman of suspense (Entertainment Weekly). Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across Ameri...ca, 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. Don't miss a sneak peek of Lee Child's novel Blue Moon in the back of the book. Praise for Past Tense Child is one writer who should never be taken for granted. --The New York Times Book Review [Lee Child] shows no signs of slowing down. . . . Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher. --The Atlantic Superb . . . Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring character's roots, and Child's spare prose continues to set a very high bar. --Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred review) Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors. --Booklist (starred review) With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike. --Library Journal (starred review)
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ISBN 9781984820839
Released NZ 30 Apr 2019
Publisher Bantam
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (7 other possible title(s) available)
Series Jack Reacher (part: 23)
Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781984820839
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bantam
Imprint Bantam
Released 30 Apr 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Child, Lee
Series Jack Reacher (part: 23)
Category Adventure / Thriller
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 813.54
Weight 318g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Family secrets, Detective and mystery fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Reacher, Jack
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade