Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child

14 Jan

  • Format: Trade Paperback 448 pages
  • Published: 23 April 2009
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd

Back cover blurb:

Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs. Mostly because they’re nervous. By definition they’re all first-timers. Riding the subway in New York at two o’clock in the morning, Reacher knows the twelve giveaway signs to look out for. Watching one of his fellow-passengers, he becomes sharply aware: one by one, she ticks off every bulletpoint on his list. So begins the new heartstopping new thriller starring today’s most admired action hero, the gallant and enigmatic loner Jack Reacher.

My review:

Jack Reacher is a man of few words, but he always gets the job done. In this book, Reacher sees a woman commit suicide on the subway and feels responsible for forcing her actions. When he tries to find out why she did it, he becomes drawn into a conspiracy involving Pentagon secrets, a politician and foreign nationals with a penchant for knives.
Lee Child writes crisp, short sentences and chapters which match the fast pace of the novel and Reacher’s character. The twists and turns keep you guessing right until the end, when Reacher always manages to hit the road, sans luggage, ready for another adventure.
I’m starting the next book in the series now in an effort to reduce the pile on my bedside table. DH has been given all of them as gifts and once he’s finished I inherit them. Not that I mind – Jack Reacher is always entertaining.

My rating: 4/5

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