FSPL Reading Group

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Past Tense

by Lee Child

Wednesday, January 16 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Books are available at both library branches.

Adults ages 18 and up.

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb.  He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California.  He doesn't get far.  On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been:  the town where his father was born.  He thinks, What's one extra day?  He takes the detour.

At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down.  Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure.  Now they're stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere.  The owners seem almost too friendly.  It's a strange jplace, but it's all there is.

The next morning, in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home.  He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in town.  He's always know his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first place?

As Reacher explores his father's life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge.  Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery:  The present can be tough, but the past can be tense...and deadly.