Margaret H. (Springfield, VA)
Lee Child presents another fast moving and convoluted Jack Reacher adventure. The book opens on a New York subway where Jack observes a suicide which leads him to a confusing mystery involving a senate candidate: a woman and her cohorts from the Ukraine (or is it somewhere else); the NYPD; the FBI; and the DOD. All of them are looking for a missing memory stick. The book may be slowed down a bit for readers by the details of wandering through the streets of New York and there is plenty of violence. All in all it results in a good read for those looking for action packed adventures.
Peggy H. (North East, PA)
Engaging Page Turner
This is my first exposure to this series, and I was hooked on the first page. I loved the fact that it was absolutely set in the world of today with today's heroes and monsters. And the research and factoids used to move the story was amazing. My only criticism ... how about just a little more romance!
Sharon W. (Two Rivers, WI)
This was the first book that I had the honor to read by Lee Child. I will definitely be reading more by him also. His writing makes you feel like you are a part of it. Once you starting reading it, it is hard to put down. Reacher is unbelievable. I would classify this as a political, crime thriller.
Janice M. (Holland, MI)
Fast paced and loaded with action
Loved "Gone Tomorrow". The tension starts on the first page and keeps you hooked through the end. I will be passing this on to my husband. It would be a great read for the reluctant adult male that you might know. I don't feel it would be a good fit with my all female book group (maybe a men's book club would enjoy discussing it however).
Valerie C. (Chico, CA)
Great book for the genre.
Though this not my usual genre of reading material (ie I loved "Room" and "Crooked Letter"), I have read Lee Child novels occasionally. This one will not disappoint any fan of his. Strong plot, strong characters, and you get to learn the 12 signs that someone is a terrorist!
Gina W. (Thomasville, AL)
Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child
"Gone Tomorrow" was my 1st Reacher novel. It won't be my last. Reacher, retired military, is the ultimate fighting machine. He reminded me of an older version of the "Bourne" character. The plot elements involving government's use of the Patriot Act hint at what all Americans fear, losing individual rights. Reacher is tough and fearless. If I needed protection, I would want him on my side.
Wendy R. (Riverside, CA)
Fast Paced and Entertaining Read
The story that unfolds is full of unexpected twists and turns and multi-layered. Reacher finds himself the target of both the bad and the good guys. The novel reminded me of a Greg Rucka novel, with the tough, no nonsense hero at its helm. It's purely entertaining even if not entirely believable--and that's okay. It was easy to fall into Jack Reacher's world for a short while and ride the subways of New York along with him. I was hooked from page one.