'FAST-PACED, TAUT AND PUNCHY' Sunday Times
After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, Jack Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. His destination, the closest thing to a home he ever had: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th Military Police.
Why? He wants to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. He liked her voice on the phone. But now he's arrived, she's disappeared, and things are getting weird.
Accused of a sixteen-year-old homicide and co-opted back into the army, Reacher says nothing.
But he's sure as hell thinking of a way out.
'One of Reacher's best...a must' Daily Express
Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Never Go Back follows on directly from the end of A Wanted Man.
He’s such a fascinating character to me…he’s a wish fulfilment for people. Reacher is brutal. He’s that guy whose eyeline you don’t want to be in. If you did something wrong and he’s got his eye on you, you’re gonna lose.
This may well be the best of the bunch...some of the best, wiliest writing Child has ever done.
As always, Reacher's laidback style of narration belies a propulsive pace,although Never Go Back finds Reacher emotionally vulnerable for once, and a warmer, more satisfyingly empathic character for the experience.
Fast-paced, taut and punchy, fans will love this.
The bone-crunching, joint-popping action is as technically precise and primevally satisfying as ever. The extra-lean prose is as ruthlessly linear as the plot…[However,]Lee Child proves he can write about emotions other than lust and anger and reveals his hero to be more than just a man of steel. Eighteen novels in, his franchise shows no sign of running out of steam.
Now a major film starring Tom Cruise, read the opening chapters of Lee Child's latest Jack Reacher novel Never Go Back