Jack Reacher is idly looking for his father’s past in small Laconia, New Hampshire in Past Tense.
There are two tales in this book: Jack’s search for his family and a young Canadian couple’s stay in a creepy motel. Both occur in Laconia so it is obvious the two tales will converge in time for the conclusion. The couple, Shorty and Patty, are taking a strange object to NYC when they have car trouble. They are forced to stay a night at a deserted motel. The reader can feel the dread on the first night when their room door is stuck closed.
The Reacher story moves slowly but the couple’s story keeps the reader’s interest until the slam bang conclusion where both plots come together. Past Tense is one of the best entries in the Jack Reacher series. It is highly recommended to readers looking for smart plots and authentic characters especially the laconic, but deadly, Jack Reacher. 4 stars!
Thanks to Delacorte Press and NetGalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
Posted in Mystery & Thrillers Tagged with: Jack Reacher, Nov 5 2018
Skip Midnight Line and save $15 and a wasted six hours. Instead paint a room in your home and then literally watch the paint dry. It would be a better use of your resources and equally entertaining.
The plot of this 22nd book in the Jack Reacher series moves slower than a snail. If the over 200 pages of irrelevant travel information (route numbers, bus lines, how to hitchhike) were cut out, this would have been a three star novella. As it is, it rates only 1 star.
- Don’t Let Go
- Look for Me
- Night Moves
Posted in Mystery & Thrillers Tagged with: #FrugalFridays, Jack Reacher, loner, series