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Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel

A Jack Reacher Novel

#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 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.

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)
Portrait
Lee Child is the author of twenty-three New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, with fourteen having reached the #1 position, and the #1 bestselling complete Jack Reacher story collection, No Middle Name. All his novels have been optioned for major motion pictures-including Jack Reacher (based on One Shot) and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in one hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 544
Erscheinungsdatum 05.11.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-984833-66-2
Verlag Random House USA
Maße (L/B/H) 23.6/15.7/3.5 cm
Gewicht 528 g
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I like the novel, but I do not like Reacher.
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Wittlich am 26.01.2019
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I like the novels by Lee Child. The writing is good. The Autor is good in describing landscapes, buildings and people. I like the Reacher novels although I do not like the character Jack Reacher entirely, because he is to perfect and stupid trouble maker at the same time.