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Easy to read, a solid page turner, though a bit stereotypical
on 12 January 2014
"Never Go Back" is the first Jack Reacher book I read. Although it's written in a way that it can be read without knowing about the rest of series, in several occasions I found out that some details are missing to me, probably hidden in one of the Reacher's seventeen previously published books.
The book starts when our hero, the former Army policeman Jack Reacher is coming back to his old unit to meet its new commander, mostly due the pleasant voice of Major Susan Turner on the telephone. But when he will come he will find out that Ms Turner isn't in charge anymore because she is in prison. He will be brought back on duty after which he will try to solve the murder case but also his own personal problem, the paternity suit that supposedly arose out of his service in Korea. As plot unfolds he will realize that nothing is as it seems at first glance but he will continue to seek the truth regardless of all obstacles that will stand in his way, in the form of Army and drug dealers...
For me except for the above problem that I wasn't familiar with all the details, only bigger drawback of the book is its end that is a bit weak although this is a matter of taste.
The book is easy to read, a solid page turner that will interest you to keep reading until its end although the main character is a bit stereotypical with his outsmarting of the villains and exposing of conspiracy despite all of the problems encountered. When I'll get some free time I'll try to read some other book with this character to be able to compare.
If you are Jack Reacher regular reader then you were, for sure, aware and impatient of its release, but for all others this book should be one of the thriller titles you should consider to read in the next period.