Monday, September 2, 2013

Review: Never Go Back (Jack Reacher #18) by Lee Child

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (Sep 3 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385344341
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385344340
 Book Description

After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, former military cop Jack Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. His destination: a sturdy stone building a short bus ride from Washington D.C., the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. It was the closest thing to a home he ever had.

Why? He wants to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. He liked her voice on the phone. But the officer sitting behind his old desk isn’t a woman. Is Susan Turner dead? In Afghanistan? Or in a car wreck?

What Reacher doesn’t expect to hear is that Turner has just been fired from her command. Nor that he himself is in big trouble, accused of a sixteen-year-old homicide. And he certainly doesn't expect to hear these words: ‘You’re back in the army, Major. And your ass is mine.’

Will he be sorry he went back? Or – will someone else?

 About The Author

Lee Child is the author of eighteen New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, with eight having reached the #1 position. All have been optioned for major motion pictures; the first of which, Jack Reacher, was based on One Shot. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in almost a hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Child lives in New York City.

My Review

Astonished that I was granted a review copy before Never Go Back was released! This is one of my favorite series to read.  Always action packed with a great story.

Jack Reacher is a favorite of both men and women readers..mostly because he is nothing like Tom Cruise.  Every man wants to be like him and every women wants to be saved by him! 

Jack Reacher finally gets to Washington, DC in Never Go Back.  He was intrigued by the voice of Major Susan Turner, the latest leader of the army's 110th division, since back in the novel 61 Hours, which seems like years ago but is only a few weeks in Reacher time. 

Does he find Susan? You'll have to read this to find out.  Lots of twists and surprises for Reacher in this latest outing. At one point I thought Reacher might want something else out of life, but he is who he is.

I highly recommend this entire series...don't base your knowledge of the series on one bad movie. Great addition to the series.


  1. Lol "mostly because he is nothing like Tom Cruise" - I so agree. Reacher is Much bigger and smarter than any Cruise character has ever been. Personally I don't rate this specific novel to be the best Reacher novel as there are others that managed to keep the suspense escalating as opposed to this one where I feel Child fell a little flat at the end. Alas, in an interview with Elaine Charles from the Book report radio show Child made mention of his next Reacher installment being called "20 seconds ago" - I can't wait for that one!

  2. I think my favorite was "Nothing to Lose". Also really enjoyed "Killing Floor" and "Nothing to Lose". I didn't really like "The Affair". I realize he's going back in time because he aged Reacher too quickly. I also prefer the novels not set in New York City...I like it when Reacher is on the road.