Carol J. (Isle, MN)
Subways of New York
This was my first Lee Child/Jack Reacher book; don't think it will be my last. The book drew me in from the start and kept my interest throughout all the twists and turns of plot and geography. I enjoyed the contemporary plot; informative and potentially realistic. As was pointed out by another reviewer, a fair amount of violence, but I did not feel it was excessive. Would recommend the book to anyone who likes a well written mystery/espionage novel with an engaging main character. Looking forward to meeting Jack Reacher again.
Judith P. (rosebud, missouri)
Old fashion hero
Reacher always takes you with him every step of the way. From the openings words, you are caught up in a chain of events that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the last page is read. Always left wanting the next book to be available immediately.
Beth T. (Savannah, GA)
I'd never read Lee Child and was slightly concerned that the testosterone level would be a bit high for my taste -- but that was NOT the case with "Gone Tomorrow". I thoroughly enjoyed this fast-paced tale, set in New York, Washington, Afghanistan and beyond. I'm interested enough in Reacher that I definitely will read more of this series. It's not a book for those with weak stomachs, but if you like a gritty tale with plenty of twists and turns and some VERY nasty people - some of them surprising - then this may be the book for you.
Sally G. (Saint Johns, FL)
I had never read a Lee Child book before and did not know what I was missing. It is also a series that is written to start with an end book without loss of continuity.
Jack Reacher has a rugged Clint Eastwood aura but not a physical entity to this reader. He is an ex-military man with no ties to anywhere or anyone. An enigma.
In "Gone Tomorrow" he sees a woman on the subway, in New York City, that looks to be a suicide bomber. She has all the characteristic tells. His military training makes it imperative that he confront her as gently as is possible. This will open Pandora's box of all Government agencies with initials and political figures.
Becky H. (Chicago, IL)
Read the first book in the series before this one
I spent the first 100 pages (540 pages total) wondering why an apparently homeless man had apparently unlimited funds to buy new clothing and various train, bus and metro tickets along with meals and hotels. I spent the second hundred pages trying to keep all the convoluted situations and people straight. Then I got caught up in the story. The various twists and turns were tightly plotted and were believable. The details (startling blue eyes and well-kept political secrets) were spot on. I'm glad I stuck with it and now want to read the earlier books in this 14 book series to find out how and why Jack Reacher became a tenacious loner who isn't afraid to get involved in someone else's troubles. If you haven't read Reacher novels before I would recommend reading at least the first one before tackling this one.
Neil W. (Tavares, FL)
Another Winner from Lee Child
I have read and enjoyed most of Lee Child’s books. This is one of his best, in my opinion. The theme is contemporary and the plot extremely gripping. Be forewarned that the book is very violent. Other than that, it is a great read.
Linda W. (Riverview, Florida)
I enjoyed this book. The first 3 chapters reeled me in and then I had to read it through to the end. Lee Child's Reacher is a wonderful character and I want to read more. I loved the easy first person dialog. I felt like I was there with Reacher. Enjoyable easy read.