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Past Tense

A Jack Reacher Novel

Jack Reacher: Book #23

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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 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)


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Jack Reacher Series


Die Trying
Die Trying
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Tripwire
Tripwire
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Running Blind
Running Blind
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Echo Burning
Echo Burning
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Without Fail
Without Fail
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Persuader
Persuader
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The Enemy
The Enemy
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Jack Reacher: One Shot
Jack Reacher: One Shot
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The Hard Way
The Hard Way
Lee Child
Bad Luck and Trouble
Bad Luck and Trouble
Lee Child
Abridged
Bad Luck and Trouble - Abridged
Bad Luck and Trouble - Abridged
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Gone Tomorrow
Gone Tomorrow
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Abridged
Gone Tomorrow - Abridged
Gone Tomorrow - Abridged
Lee Child
Abridged
61 Hours - Abridged
61 Hours - Abridged
Lee Child
61 Hours
61 Hours
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Worth Dying For
Worth Dying For
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Abridged
Worth Dying For - Abridged
Worth Dying For - Abridged
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Abridged
Never Go Back - Abridged
Never Go Back - Abridged
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Never Go Back
Never Go Back
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Personal
Personal
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Abridged
Personal - Abridged
Personal - Abridged
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Abridged
Make Me - Abridged
Make Me - Abridged
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Make Me
Make Me
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Night School
Night School
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The Midnight Line
The Midnight Line
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Abridged
The Midnight Line - Abridged
The Midnight Line - Abridged
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Past Tense
Past Tense
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Abridged
Past Tense - Abridged
Past Tense - Abridged
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Blue Moon - Abridged
Blue Moon - Abridged
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Blue Moon
Blue Moon
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Coming Soon
Better Off Dead
Better Off Dead
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The Sentinel - Abridged
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Three Jack Reacher Novellas (with bonus Jack Reacher's Rules)
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The Sentinel
The Sentinel
Lee Child & Andrew Child
Three More Jack Reacher Novellas
Three More Jack Reacher Novellas
Lee Child

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