Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child {Stephanie’s Review}

Posted September 28th, 2020 by in *Review / 2 comments

Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child {Stephanie’s Review}Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child
Also by this author: Killing FLoor, Echo Burning
Series: Jack Reacher #13
Also in this series: Killing FLoor, Echo Burning
Published by Delacorte Press
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Thriller/Suspense
Pages: 421
Format: eBook
Read in: August 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

New York City. Two in the morning. A subway car heading uptown. Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers. Four are okay. The fifth isn’t.

In the next few tense seconds Reacher will make a choice–and trigger an electrifying chain of events in this gritty, gripping masterwork of suspense by #1 New York Times bestseller Lee Child.

Susan Mark was the fifth passenger. She had a lonely heart, an estranged son, and a big secret. Reacher, working with a woman cop and a host of shadowy feds, wants to know just how big a hole Susan Mark was in, how many lives had already been twisted before hers, and what danger is looming around him now.

Because a race has begun through the streets of Manhattan in a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. Susan Mark’s plain little life was critical to dozens of others in Washington, California, Afghanistan . . . from a former Delta Force operator now running for the U.S. Senate, to a beautiful young woman with a fantastic story to tell–and to a host of others who have just one thing in common: They’re all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or maybe just enough to get him killed.
In a novel that slams through one hairpin surprise after another, Lee Child unleashes a thriller that spans three decades and gnaws at the heart of America . . . and for Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, it’s a mystery with only one answer–the kind that comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye. - via GoodReads

4 Stars

I rolled a Mystery/Thriller genre on my TBR Monopoly board. I’ve been itching to read the next book in the Jack Reacher Series. I saw an opportunity and grabbed it. Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child was my choice for this prompt.

There was a lot happening in Gone Tomorrow. It all starts with an 11 point list and a suicide. Child always does something to lure me in and make me care.

Reacher is in a post 9/11 world and cell phones are becoming common place. His senses are still on point though. Per normal with Reacher there is espionage and intrigue. This time it goes back to the mid-80s and early 90s.

It’s always hard to talk about the characters in a Jack Reacher novel. Gone Tomorrow is no different. Reacher takes up so much page space that any other character doesn’t really have any time to shine.

Also Reacher usually reads people pretty well so as the reader I’m naturally suspicious of the right people. There usually aren’t many surprises in that regard. In Gone Tomorrow, most of the surprises are in the plot.

Overall I really like this book. There were just some spoiler-ish things that didn’t happen that I was hoping would. I’m very excited to continue the series though!


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2020 GoodReads

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