Best Seller Type: BookPast Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel by [Child, Lee]

Author: Lee Child

Published: November 5th/2018

Rating: 3.2/5 Amazon Customer Reviews

Are you looking for Free Jack Reacher books? That means you may have seen the recent release on the new Jack Reacher series called Past Tense!

Coming from an author who is number 1 on the New York Times bestsellers list, and what Entertainment Weekly claims is a “superb craftsman of suspense”, Lee Child publishes his 23rd book within the Jack Reacher series on November 15th.

Past Tense has reached the Amazon charts for number one most read, and the reviews are in telling us if the book is as good as the previous 22 before it.

The book is approximately 400 pages long and currently has 16 customer reviews on Amazon.

Join me in reviewing Lee Child’s new book, Past Tense!

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Who Is Lee Child?

Lee child is a British novelist that writes crime fiction, mystery, and thrillers where his main subject or character is titled Jack Reacher. Image result for lee child

Lee Child is actually a pen name, and the real name that goes along with this amazing author is Jim Grant. Born in Coventry, England, Jim actually went to high school with JRR Tolkien, most famously known for the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Jim attended law school in Sheffield, England and worked part-time in a theater before spending an 18 year career as a presentation director during British TV’s “Golden Age”.

After being fired in 1995 at the age of 40 because of corporate restructuring, he took the opportunity to sit down and write his very first book. This book was his first in the Jack Reacher series called “Killing Floor”.

What Are The Jack Reacher Books?

I guess the question should really be, who is Jack Reacher? Jack Reacher is a fictional protagonist who stars in a series of novels by Jim Grant, or better known as pen name Lee Child.

Jack Reach is a former major in the United States Army Military Police Corps. He travels around the United States taking odd jobs in investigating suspicious or dangerous situations.

The novels are usually written in first-person or third-person, and usually involves Jack Reacher getting into a much deeper story than first anticipated.

The series started in 1997 and was set to take place once per year, but had grown from that in 2010 with the release of two books within the same year.

Most of the novels are set in the United States ranging from a metropolitan areas like New York City and Los Angeles, to smaller more southern towns and states.

The release of Past Tense marks the 23rd book of the series, not including some of the smaller short stories Jack Reacher stars in.

Thanks to wikipedia, the Jack Reacher series follows as such:

Summary Of ‘Past Tense’

This 2018 thriller follows Jack Reacher’s quest to inquire more into his fathers past, that climaxes quickly into a stomach churning and hair-raising ticking time bomb of a story.

Following an epic road trip across America from Maine to California, Jack finds himself on a deep country road in the New England woods where he sees signs to a place he’s never been, but a place he’s heard of before. Knowing his Father has indicated being born in this town, Reacher felt the pull of curiosity as he decides to tour the town his father was born.

Close by, a separate situation is happening, where two young Canadians have their car break down on them while trying to get to New York to sell Treasure.

The Canadians attempt to lay for the night at the only close by motel, in the middle of no where and soon run into trouble.

Meanwhile, as Reacher is inquiring at the city clerks office about his fathers old family home he’s told that no Reacher ever lived within that town. Jack always knew his father had never returned since leaving, but to be completely void of ANY Reachers ever? The mystery grows as both the Reacher and the Canadians story start to intertwine, as their both faced with dangerous people and situations.

What Are The Reviews Saying?

Although Lee Child has quite the reputation, this book has the overall consensus that the mark was missed.

Having only a 3.4 out of 5 star rating, you can tell the Amazon readers, although most anticipated, where faced with disappointment with the read.

Many claimed that it was very boring and tedious, and by halfway through they barely found themselves engaged with the characters.

Comments indicate that the book had lack luster characters and Lee failed to represent Jack the way he normally does. Some comments also mentioned that they were normally fans, but the writing in Lee’s 23rd book seemed very fragmented, and distracting.

Many simply just said, ” What Happened?!”.

There were a smaller, very loyal, percentile that thought it was great, a very engaging story and felt Jack Reacher served the same justice they were used to seeing in these books.

Then to hit the middle spectrum, many said it was good, but not Lee Child’s best book.

Its fair to say, if you are a fan of Jack Reacher, this book would be worth reading, especially if you got it FREE today.

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