Never Go Back

A Jack Reacher Novel

Child, Lee

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Never Go Back
"Never go back--but Jack Reacher does, and the past finally catches up with him. Never Go Back is #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child's new novel of action-charged suspense starring "one of the best thriller characters at work today" (Newsweek). Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet--in person--the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn't Turner behind the CO's desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about. When threatened, you can run or fight. Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs. Combining an intricate puzzle of a plot and an exciting chase for truth and justice, Lee Child puts Reacher through his paces--and makes him question who he is, what he's done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road. Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series "Child is a superb craftsman of suspense."--Entertainment Weekly "The truth about Reacher gets better and better."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times"-- Provided by publisher.

Publisher: New York :, Delacorte Press,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385344340
Characteristics: 400 pages ; 24 cm


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Feb 07, 2015
  • Jonbeams rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this is a great book to read, considering Jack Reacher left South Dakota to go back to /Virginai to meet Major Susan Turner from 61 hours. On arrival, Jack Reacher is brought back into the fold into the US Army, then he is brought up on charges, then arrested and thrown into prison with Maj. Turner, and then through only Reachers luck, they both escape. Reacher finds out he has a daughter, and then the fun really begins...tracking down those who set him up to take a fgall with Major Turner. Turner and Reachers are now chased across the country to California and through virginia by the US Army and the FBI--and this is where I leave you off to read the book yourself! a mUst read for Reacher fans!

Dec 31, 2014
  • Mothercat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lee Child's Jack Reacher stories rarely disappoint me, and this was no exception.

Jul 26, 2014

Hard to read; don't think I'll read this author again.

Jul 15, 2014

To commenter, gloryb, suggest you read the Special Inspector General's Report on Iraqi Reconstruction (funds, also called SIGIR Report), paying close attention to the officers, senior enlisted persons and contractors who were arrested and convicted.

Jul 08, 2014
  • Eil_1 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I've read some of the Jack Reacher novels. This one was boring beyond belief. Started out okay and then descended into what I considered a fill-in-the pages non-plot. I'd ask myself what the h*** is going on and what's the purpose of this book?! Plenty of description - boring and adding nothing to the supposed plot. Forced myself to finish the book since I'd already given some hours to it. A complete waste of time. Give it up Mr. Child!

Apr 17, 2014
  • billmacrotarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There’s something comforting in Lee Child’s Jack Reacher. Reacher is essentially invincible and the enemies are truly bad. Characters, who we might like in an individual novel, may die but Reacher goes on as he travels the USA. For several novels Reacher has been travelling to see a Major Turner who is one of his successors. Needless to say she’s in trouble and Reacher has to lead the charge to save her. Never Go Back is up to previous Reacher standards although it doesn’t have the thunderous climax of earlier novels. Still good.

Feb 27, 2014
  • clarafuller rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I think Lee Child has reached the end of the Jack Reacher series. He's beginning to repeat himself.

Feb 18, 2014
  • hgeng63 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

What a dud. No plot; gratuitous sex; no thrills. I couldn't even laugh at the Hemingway-esque writing style; there wasn't any.

Feb 18, 2014
  • Gary Geiserman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Doesn't cohere as well as you feel it should; actually, most of the Reachers don't seem to be completely planned out, rather, they are work as they go. Here it's just a little less so. The parts are up to par and easily as much fun as any. Synergy happens where ever Jack goes. <<<<< The Cruise thing is an example of having power in Hollywood; Tom probably was told how great Reacher was and 'made it happen'. You can feel Child had to sign a 'no comment' clause for the big payday. Had to hurt. (it hurt me...)

Jan 26, 2014

This book started out okay and then became "unreadable", poor plot, unbelievable, etc. Previous books on Jack Reacher have been excellent. Please Mr. Child - make "Jack Reacher" amazing again. This was an extremely poor attempt at fiction.
Brought it back to Library early to put myself out of my misery.

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Sep 25, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

3435 is a special number. (Not sure if Child's narrative explained it clearly that
3435 = 3^3 + 4^4 + 3^3 + 5^5)


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