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Book Review of Past Tense (Jack Reacher, Bk 23)

Past Tense (Jack Reacher, Bk 23)
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Oh, what a joy to find a book once again I'd very likely be late for my own wedding because I couldn't put it down. It's been a long time. But then it has also been a long time since I last got my hands on a Jack Reacher book by Lee Child. Prior to 2018, every time a Jack Reacher novel was published I grabbed up a copy as soon as I could always insisting on a hardcover first edition which I faithfully saved so I now own a complete first edition collection up through book number 23, having read each one at least once and most twice. But then something happened so I missed number 24, Lee Child's Past Tense until I recently acquired a copy. Well, for Jack Reacher fans, it will be no surprise that for me this one proved to be one of his best ever. When it comes to Lee Child (actually a pen name for British thriller writer Jim Grant), in my mind there is none quite like him when it comes to his unique writing style as well as his story-telling ability and, best of all, the awe-inspiring character he has created, Jack Reacher. Not all Jack Reacher adventures are quite as fast-moving as Past Tense, though most are. But this one, for the first time in a while adds some new information into Reacher's past, as the title suggests. For Jack Reacher fans, this one is a definite must-read. Five stars all the way! Now on to Child's latest, Blue Moon, a copy of which I've also just acquired.