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Gone Tomorrow

(Jack Reacher #13)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  96,313 ratings  ·  3,326 reviews
Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs. Mostly because they're nervous. By definition they're all first-timers.

There are twelve things to look for: No one who has worked in law enforcement will ever forget them.

New York City. The subway, two o'clock in the morning. Jack Reacher studies his fellow passengers. Four are OK. The fifth isn'
Hardcover, 441 pages
Published April 2009 by Transworld Publishers
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Philip Stewart Don't even hold this book in your hand. violence and vivid descriptions of torture in many places.
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Don't even hold this book in your hand. violence and vivid descriptions of torture in many places.
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, #13), Lee Child

Gone Tomorrow is the thirteenth book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child. It is written in the first person, and first published on 2009.

It's 2 am, and Jack Reacher is travelling on the New York City Subway. He notices a suspicious looking passenger who matches many of the specifications for a potential suicide bomber. When he approaches Susan Mark with an offer of assistance, she shoots herself. ...

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Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Superbly fantastic and definitely worth reading.

Lee Child has outdone himself once again with this thirteenth installment of Jack Reacher series. Unmistakably, Gone Tomorrow falls into the ‘exceptional read’ category. For me, this book had a very riveting and ingenious plot, and with each unforeseeable twist and turn, my curiosity grew bigger and bigger. The more I got into the story, the harder it was for me to put it down. This one had me completely hooked!

This book is, hands down, one of the
Jeanette (Ms. Feisty)
This one's hard to review because any little detail I reveal might turn out to spoil a surprise for someone. I will say this was an exciting, satisfying read. Much more like his earlier Reacher books that got us hooked. Once you get past a certain point in the book, there's no good stopping point. You just have to keep reading right on through. Don't expect perfect plausibility. It's a thriller, so let yourself go and enjoy! There are even a few good laughs along the way. The thing about the rub ...more
James Thane
Mar 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is among the best of the Jack Reacher novels, and it opens with Reacher riding in a New York City subway car late at night. There are only a few other people in the car, including a middle-aged woman. At this time of night, most other people would be half asleep or at least minding their own business, but of course, Reacher is not most other people.

The Israelis have developed an eleven-point system for determining if a woman is a terrorist. (There's twelve things to check in the case of a p
You know that game you can play where "The Karate Kid" becomes a lot funnier if you just imagine that Mr. Miyagi is stoned the whole time?

You don't? Well, now you do.

Anyway, I've devised my own little game, and I play it every time I read a Lee Child thriller. I imagine that his hero, Jack Reacher, has Asperger's Syndrome.

Before any of you "psychologists" out there jump all over me -- no, all the pieces don't fit -- but his obsessive tendencies, his refusal to own any possessions, his rootlessne
Aug 01, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I kept my eyes moving all around the park. Look, don't see. Listen, don't hear. The more you engage, the longer you survive." -- Jack Reacher, on suddenly being a wanted man, page 369

The mediocrity or just plain dullness of the previous chronological Jack Reacher novel, Nothing to Lose, instantly made it my least favorite in the series thus far when I read it two months ago. But in a nice rebounding manner, the follow-up Gone Tomorrow seemed like one of the better and certainly one of the more
Linda Wells
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Jack Reacher finds himself in the midst of an event in Manhattan which leads him into a series of interconnected plots. Lee Child skillfully introduces the elements of the story which, at times, seems to be leading nowhere. Reacher's instincts and integrity lead him to the truth, and he sorts out the solutions in his own unique way. Although only a four star, I love the way Lee Child writes action scenes. His technical detail is vivid, and his flair for describing the action makes you hold your ...more
Abram AB
My Rating: 2.9/5

It's a good book. Boring half the time though and repetitive. I expected more.
Lewis Weinstein
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another outstanding Reacher ... Lee Child never fails to write powerful, tense action
Mar 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Kirsty by: I won it as an advance copy from Waterstones!
This book was brilliant. I couldn’t put it down. The action was there right from the beginning and didn’t let up throughout the whole story. The plot was fast paced, which made it a real page turner. The main character is one of those people that you can’t help but like, despite the fact that he’s a killer. The characterisation of Reacher is in-depth and gives the book real integrity. Having read Killing Floor - which introduced Jack Reacher - but nothing in between, I liked how the character ha ...more
Terri Lynn
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Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: serial-thrillers
Book 13 in the Jack Reacher series.

Another high action, heart pumping Jack Reacher thriller.

Jack just can’t help himself, no matter what the situation he just has to get involved.
On this occasion Jack is sitting on an underground train at 2 am, as you do, when he sees a woman acting strangely, just like he would expect a bomber to be acting. Never one to ignore a possible threatening situation Jack approaches the woman with the intention of talking out of what ever it is she is intending. Much t
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

Warning: There are brutal torture scenes at about 38% and 72% through the book. I skipped them.

As usual with my reviews, please first read the publisher’s blurb/summary of the book. Thank you.

There's a lot of holes in this, and excessive detail a bit too often (a well-known Child flaw), but it's a good ride, very satisfying. I skimmed maybe 30 pages overall to keep an excellent pace, and that worked pretty well for me.

As usual, the middle of the book lagged a bit, and you can skip the
One of the best Reacher books yet - I'm giving it 5 stars just because how he dealt with the evil doers. No condescending bullshit, the author knew the reader wanted to see the villains suffer - I certainly did, after having nightmares reliving "that scene" - so he had Reacher go all out crazy on them. I applaud you, Mr. Child!

As usual, Reacher is minding his own business - this time in the subway - when he sees a situation and gets involved. Soon enough, he's looking for answers even though the
Eric Shaffer
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was on page 369 before I realized that one of the characters in this novel by Lee Child was named Lee. Yes, yes, it was her last name, but she is constantly referred to as Lee, and yet I didn't notice till I was more than halfway through the book. I usually notice that type of author hilarity fairly quickly, but not this time. THAT'S how completely immersed I was in the action. This book is utterly absorbing. I am amazed at Child's ability to keep the pace break-neck and the turns switch-back ...more
Book Addict Shaun
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
My thirteenth adventure with Jack Reacher and once again what another thrilling ride it was. Only Lee Child could open a book and spend the best part of two pages talking about the make and model of a subway carriage and where it was made and still have me enthralled (however, I was pleased to see this actually had relevance near the end of the story). Reacher’s brain capacity is seemingly endless in the amount of detail that he comes out with in these stories.

Gone Tomorrow is a first person Re
Kylie H
Jul 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is book 13 in the Reacher series and he finds himself yet again in the crossfire of violence and crime. When a woman on the subway in New York ticks all the boxes of being a suicide bomber Reacher cannot help but approach her and talk to her. What follows has Reacher dealing with US secret service and Al-Qaeda.
Somewhat predictable but still gripping, another good story.
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, html-href
A great insurmountable Reacher pursuit with the “x-military” cop & drifter to the get truth in this typical mystery — his high unstoppable desires to solve no matter what his “personal” cost!

Reacher is in a NYC late night subway ride with 5 others, he suspects one passenger may be a “suicide” bomber. When he talks to her, she suspects him as the “law” & shoots herself with a gun.
As usual with local law, NYPD police & Others do not want Reacher involved, Reacher only wants to know why? Why can’t
Alex is The Romance Fox
Gone Tomorrow, the 13th book in Lee Child's Jack Reacher Series - Jack Reacher, maverick, loner, a nomad who drifts from town to town and who lives by his own rules and regulations is back.

This time he's in New York City and one night riding on the subway, spots a woman in the same carriage he's travelling on, who he finds intriguing and he reads her body language which makes him think that she may be a suicide bomber.
“Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all sorts of telltale sign
Su Ridley
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant...One of the best opening chapters of any book I have ever read. Always excellently researched, as always. Following Jack Reacher's logic is thrilling. Read it. ...more
Scott Rhee
I hate subways. They are a claustrophobic and xenophobic nightmare. Underground tin cans bulleting through tunnels, stuffed wall-to-wall with sweaty, grumpy people. Not my idea of fun. After reading Lee Child's 13th book in his Jack Reacher series, "Gone Tomorrow", I hate them even more.

Reacher has a talent for finding trouble. One could argue that trouble finds him, but half the time he does most of the footwork. In this case, a simple subway ride turns into a violent roller-coaster with geo-po
Sean Peters
Dec 21, 2012 rated it liked it

Another Lee Child's book finished.

Although still good, I feel this one was a little slower then others I have read. A little too much bogged down in history although did build up to a exciting end.

Starting next one


K.J. McGillick
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A page turner
Jane Stewart
I like the Reacher series. When I’m done with one, I’m eager for the next. This was good.

While riding on a subway train, Reacher sees Susan Mark kill herself. He is questioned by the cops, the feds, and a group of mercenary security guards. These groups and others think Reacher knows more than he says, and they follow him, pressure him, and try to hurt him to get information. This makes Reacher want to retaliate. So now he is now on the trail to find out what’s going on.

Ashok Banker
Sep 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Probably the best Jack Reacher yet. I had issues with a couple of the first Reacher novels, and the later ones too - mainly because Reacher tends to talk and think more than act in them. This one has just the right balance of mystery and suspense - Reacher has to figure out what's going on and why and the process is as interesting as the action sequences themselves. What's more, the mystery itself is interesting. The US foreign policy insights are accurate and interes ...more
Jul 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I'm going to add the same review for all of the Reacher series, so if you've read this one, you've read 'em all. If you feel a certain affinity for the lone hero, a man of principle, of unwavering knowledge and assent as to his own actions, than Jack Reacher's your kinda guy.

Lee Child has created an unforgettable and unique character in his creation of Jack Reacher. Jack seems to implicitly understand that he is a unique animal/human running around on this planet and that in spite of social con
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whilst on the subway, Reacher is sure that another passenger in the same compartment is a suicide bomber - should he intervene?

A great addition to the series!
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Intelligently written plot captures the mind and interest (author’s usual). Like the series and think L.C. should write faster. Some profanity, sexual situations are not graphic. Recommended.
This is the 13th novel in the Jack Reacher series. I have found the series to be very enjoyable but as with any series some stories are better than others. This is one of the better ones.

When the novel opens Jack Reacher is in New York City riding a subway at 2AM. He is observing the few other passengers in the subway car. There are five. Four look okay. The fifth doesn't. She raises a red flag in Reacher's mind. When he was an MP and in Israel he was made aware of a list of physical and behavio
Ashish Iyer
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reacher is Reacher. You know what to expect and then you are not disappointed.

This a storyline that you will not forget. If you like technical detail it’s for you. Full of violence- I could not keep up with the body count. However following Reacher’s thinking and strategizing made all worthwhile. This time Reacher investigates the connection of a woman who shoots herself on the train to a senate candidate. The book also draws from real world events for it's backstory. The story features one of t
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Lee Child was born October 29th, 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a pr ...more

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