|Plot Summary of Gone Tomorrow|
Jack Reacher has decided to take the subway. Unfortunately, he sees a woman who causes him great concern. His attempts to defuse the situation distress her causing her to shoot herself. Afterwards, Reacher is interrogated by the police, a group from an unknown alphabet-soup agency, and some private contractors, within a few days. If anything, this causes him to be suspicious. A meeting with the next-of-kin uncovers a few clues, but not a whole lot of information. Reacher nonetheless follows each clue, which leads him to a soldier who is running for a Senate seat. Yet, the further he follows clues, the more he finds that does not make sense. Someone is lying, more people are being murdered, and witnesses are just disappearing. Who is lying does not matter so much as which person is actually the killer.
Best part of story, including ending: I like how the reader is led every 4-5 chapters to a new piece of the puzzle. Each piece changes the perspective on most of what has happened thus far, so you can't jump to conclusions.
Best scene in story: Near the end, Reacher confronts the villain(s). He does this carefully, knowing that any mistake could be his last. He succeeds, but not without cost.
Opinion about the main character: As in all Reacher books, you cannot see every conclusion he makes until the end. It would be nice to see more of his thoughts related to his observations.
|Chapter Analysis of Gone Tomorrow|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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