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Never Go Back by Lee Child
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really liked it

I've only read two Jack Reacher books now, and both were absolute page-turners - albeit disposable page-turners. My best advice on these books is that you have to be in the mood before you pick one up. Never Go Back slightly edges out A Wanted Man. We get some detail about Reacher other than his simplistic nomadic lifestyle. There are some twists about his past as well as a surprising number of references to Shakespeare and Romantic English poetry.

Never Go Back has Reacher meet his old military unit's new commanding officer, Susan Turner. However, when he arrives he finds she is in jail and he has charges against him as well. The story progresses from there with Turner and Reacher working to clear their name and uncover a conspiracy against them.

As usual, my favorite parts are when Reacher has himself outnumbered or seemingly in a tight spot, but somehow wriggles free. The scene where Reacher and Turner attempt to escape the military base is great! This is the 18th book in the series, and I got the idea that I was missing out on some inside jokes and references. Still, the book works on its own. I'm not sure if I'm a full Jack Reacher fan yet, but I will continue to dip in and out of the series from time to time.

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Reading Progress

July 8, 2016 – Started Reading
August 19, 2016 – Shelved
August 19, 2016 – Finished Reading

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