Any avid reader will agree that there’s nothing better than finding out the next novel in a series you love has just been published. Book series are preferred by most readers because they don’t have to part with their favorite characters the moment they turn the last page; there will always be a next book that will continue the adventures. Fans of Lee Child’s thriller novels know what I mean. ‘Never Go Back’ is the 18th book in the ‘Jack Reacher’ series, and it already has over 1000 reviews on Amazon even though it was published just one month ago.
This time Jack decides to go back to the headquarters of his old unit, in northeastern Virginia, to meet Major Susan Turner, the new commanding officer. Having only talked to her on the phone, he finds himself fascinated and intrigued by her warm voice, and wants to see her in person. But, when he gets to the only place he has ever called home, a sudden turn of events takes him by surprise. He is charged with a murder he didn’t commit, and he also has to deal with a paternity suit. In order to escape and save Susan as well, Jack has to be one step ahead of the FBI, the army, and four unidentified thugs who want him dead.
If you’ve read the other novels in the ‘Jack Reacher’ series, then you know what to expect from ‘Never Go Back’. It is a fast-paced, action-packed thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Lee Child is brilliant when it comes to plotting and writing vivid action scenes. Everything will unfold before your eyes, and you’ll feel like you’re watching a very good film you wish would go on for as long as possible. Don’t be surprised if you read ‘Never Go Back’ in one sitting and you forget to eat or sleep.
Fans of the series will not be disappointed, because the 18th book is just as good as the previous ones. Lee Child’s novels always stand up to the readers’ high expectations, and once you finish ‘Never Go Back’, the only thing you’ll want will be for the author to publish the next book as soon as possible.