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Gone Tomorrow

(Jack Reacher #13)

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4.18  ·  Rating details ·  78,348 ratings  ·  2,823 reviews
Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan—by dozens of people with one thing in common: They’re all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or just enough to get him killed. A race has begun through the streets of Manhattan, a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all si ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 543 pages
Published March 23rd 2010 by Dell (first published April 23rd 2009)
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Philip Stewart Don't even hold this book in your hand. violence and vivid descriptions of torture in many places.
This is like many of lee child books, I have read…more
Don't even hold this book in your hand. violence and vivid descriptions of torture in many places.
This is like many of lee child books, I have read most of them (less)
Mike Marsbergen Depends what edition you get. Some have larger fonts and wider margins, which drives the number of pages up.
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Alp
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
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Ahmad Sharabiani
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.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز شانزهم ماه ژانویه سا
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Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
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
Adam
Dec 20, 2011 rated it liked it
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
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Abram
My Rating: 2.9/5

It's a good book. Boring half the time though and repetitive. I expected more.
Lewis Weinstein
Another outstanding Reacher ... Lee Child never fails to write powerful, tense action
Kirsty
Mar 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Eric Shaffer
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
William
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
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Book Addict Shaun
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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D.G.
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
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Terri Lynn
I like the Jack Reacher series but my goodness this was tedious. I kept putting it down and not wanting to go back to it. Reacher is on a New York train when he sees a woman who meets all the usual requirements for a suicide bomber but when he sticks his snout in, the woman whips out a gun and kills herself. Everyone else on the train car disappears and he is left to explain what happened. Immediately he is hassled by the feds, the NYPD, and some mysterious foreign guys in cheap suits with phony ...more
Su Ridley
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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 signs.
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Sean Peters
Hi,

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

regards

Sean
Scott Rhee
Oct 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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Deepthi Shashidhar
Okay...

Good work on this book, Mr. Lee :)

But beware... This is a high suspense mystery-thriller. You won't be able to keep it down xD
Jane Stewart
I like the Reacher series. When I’m done with one, I’m eager for the next. This was good.

STORY BRIEF:
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.

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Jim
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
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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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Pamela
Typically I devour a "Jack Reacher" novel. His quick wit, logistical and deductive reasoning abilities make for an likeable, deadly, eccentric hero. "Gone Tomorrow" however, was somewhat disappointing. Instead of being enthusiastically pulled more and more into the story, I had to push myself to read through dead spots and a couple totally unnecessary graphically gruesome ramblings. Also, Reacher's famous wit seemed sparse and somewhat flat. Overall though, a viable, intelligent, solid plot...ju ...more
Sadra Khalaf
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book is excellent and it's a great rebound for Lee Child's 12th book in Reacher series.
The story begun with Jack Reacher traveling through New York subway system and noticed a suspicious passenger who seemed to wear a suicide vest.
But things are bigger that what it seems at first and it started a great story about US involvement in Afghanistan during Soviet invasion and including Osama Bin Laden.
Lee
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jack-reacher
I decide to grab the next in the series (hey, I'm taking my sweet time getting through these) was a "fat" one of 500 plus pages. That doesn't matter with Reacher, the pages fly by as usual. Another thrilling adventure, in one of my favorite series.
Eddie Owens
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Harry
Jul 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Cheryl
Dec 01, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A mystery/thriller with a plot about terrorists, in both the past and present. The first half of the book was mostly solving the mystery. The second half was mostly action and dealing with the bad guys. One plot point was partially unresolved, which disappointed me a bit. Maybe it gets addressed in a later book in the series? A quick read that held my interest.
Tim
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
My theory about authors who write stories like this is that they spend too much time playing violent video games and then transfer that violence of kill, kill, kill to their novels. Such is the case here. And the story is needlessly too long with many more kills than necessary. 2 of 10 stars
Ken
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!
Cindy
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Corey
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome suspense and kickass action in this classic Reacher mystery/thriller!!


Gone Tomorrow finds Mr. Jack Reacher in New York City. At Two in the morning, Reacher is on the New York Subway just minding his own business, then something he sees makes him step in. Susan Mark, one of the passengers in his Subway car, is a suspicious looking passenger to Reacher, who matches many specifications of a potential suicide bomber, (since Reacher served in the Military). But when Reacher approaches Susan 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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