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Past Tense

(2018)
(Book 23 in the Jack Reacher series)
A novel by

 
 
Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from number-one New York Times best-selling author Lee Child, "a superb craftsman of suspense" (Entertainment Weekly).

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour.

At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they're stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners seem almost too friendly. It's a strange place, but it's all there is.

The next morning, in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He's always known his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders, was he ever there in the first place?

As Reacher explores his father's life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense...and deadly.

Praise for Past Tense:

"Superb... Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring character's roots, and Child's spare prose continues to set a very high bar." (Publishers Weekly)

"Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors." (Booklist)

"With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike." (Library Journal)

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

November 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Past Tense: (Jack Reacher 23)
Author(s): Lee Child (author)
ISBN: 0-593-07819-5 / 978-0-593-07819-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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November 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel
Author(s): Lee Child
ISBN: 0-399-59351-9 / 978-0-399-59351-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Past Tense: (Jack Reacher 23)
Author(s): Lee Child
ISBN: 0-85750-362-6 / 978-0-85750-362-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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April 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel
Author(s): Lee Child
ISBN: 1-984819-56-9 / 978-1-984819-56-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House LCC US
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April 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Past Tense: Jack Reacher #23
Author(s): Lee Child
ISBN: 0-399-59353-5 / 978-0-399-59353-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House of Canada
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Past Tense: (Jack Reacher 23)
Author(s): Lee Child
ISBN: 0-85750-429-0 / 978-0-85750-429-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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November 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel
Author(s): Lee Child
ISBN: 1-984833-66-9 / 978-1-984833-66-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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November 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Past Tense: (Jack Reacher 23)
Author(s): Lee Child
ISBN: 0-593-07820-9 / 978-0-593-07820-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Audio Editions

November 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Past Tense: (Jack Reacher 23)
Author(s): Lee Child
ISBN: 1-78614-142-6 / 978-1-78614-142-2 (UK edition)
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November 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel
Author(s): Lee Child
ISBN: 1-5247-7431-6 / 978-1-5247-7431-8
Publisher: Random House Audio
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November 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel
Author(s): Lee Child
ISBN: 1-984847-53-8 / 978-1-984847-53-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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November 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Past Tense
Author(s): Lee Child
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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November 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Past Tense
Author(s): Lee Child
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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November 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Past Tense
Author(s): Lee Child
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel
Author(s): Lee Child
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


November 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel
Author(s): Lee Child
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


November 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel
Author(s): Lee Child
Publisher: Random House Audio
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November 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel
Author(s): Lee Child
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Past Tense: (Jack Reacher 23)
Author(s): Lee Child
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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November 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel
Author(s): Lee Child
Publisher: Dell
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