Jack Reacher is back in the new Lee Child book Past Tense.
In this story, Jack is about to start a cross-country hitchhiking trip when he bumps into a small town. A town that he as only heard of but never saw before. It is the town that Reacher’s dad called home.
As with any Lee Child novel, going into this town kicks off an adventure turning Jack Reacher into a reluctant hero. At the same time, Jack is looking at his dad’s past a couple driving to New York break down at a hotel close to the same town.
Without giving much of the plot away, you can bet the there are people in town who don’t like Reacher digging into the local business. At the same time, the couple at the hotel find them self in a life or death situation. When Reacher’s quest intersects their plight, he jumps into action.
Overall this was a fun read. However, it was the slowest Jack Reacher book I have ever read. I was well over a quarter of the way into the book before there was any real action.
The dialogue was sharp and help to build tension. It takes a while to figure out what is going on behind the scenes. Lee Child again has created a local conspiracy the likes of which Reacher can’t help but unravel.
I think any fan of past reacher books will enjoy this one. Even with the slower start once it gets going the story moves and before then end becomes a real page-turner.
Past Tense will release on November 5th, 2018. Make sure to order your copy from Amazon.
A free copy of this book was provided via NetGalley for this unbiased review.