Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. January 20, - Published on Amazon. Verified Purchase. Although only six volumes long, Kenzie and Gennaro are among the greats series in hard-boiled detective fiction. This one involves the hunt for a particularly sadistic and persistent murderer, set within a lower-middle-class Boston neighborhood so vividly drawn that you can hear the rats scurrying in the walls. But the lead characters have their own traumatic pasts, which lead to their difficult and moderately unhappy lives, and when pasts and presents begin to connect the mystery comes together in an especially ugly and tragic way.
This is NOT a feel-good book, but if you enjoy detective noir, this one belongs in front of your eyes as soon as you can get it there. Vividly realistic characters, tight and well-paced plot line, crisp realistic dialogue, and vivid description, with well-rounded secondary characters that will stick in your head. May 11, - Published on Amazon.
I have read about five of Dennis Lehane's books before i read this one. The serial killers are seriously scary. I don't think that even Thomas Harris could have come up with people like them and that is saying a lot! But the darkness doesn't just come from those guys like a deadly gas.
It comes from just about every other character in the book, making purity almost a rarity. Evil doesn't just crosses these characters and our protagonists, but it also consumes whether they be Patrick; cold, ruthless gangsters; concerned parents or just Bubba. Now for that short summery. Patrick and Angie help a friend-of-a-friend who is being blackmailed by gangsters. But after days of tailing their client's son and finding nothing that stands out, it seems to be turning into a wild goose chase.
But then all that changes when Patrick links their investigation to the death of an old neighborhood friend. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery but especially to those who like to step into the darkness of the human heart. This one is especially for those who like Stephen King and Thomas Harris.
This one will redefine raw and grit.
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July 12, - Published on Amazon. The second book in this series was satisfying but not as well-written as the first. Clues are revealed in silly simplistic ways The kindle version is in need of better editing. Sections end without a break in the page.
Quotation marks are misplaced all leading to momentary confusion. June 26, - Published on Amazon. I am now officially in love with Dennis Lehane's writing. In "Darkness, Take My Hand" private detectives and series protagonists Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro work with the Boston Police Department, the FBI and underworld characters to find a serial killer targeting people from the Boston neighborhood where they grew up.
I'm not going to spoil the plot but I will warn you that some of the content is pretty brutal. The brutality never feels to me like it's there for prurient shock value, but to give the reader empathy for the horrible side of Patrick and Angie's world.
Still, if you prefer your murder mystery corpses to lie discretely in the next parlor of the vicarage, Lehane may be more than you care to stomach. The Kindle edition has a number of annoying errors. Flag as inappropriate. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to listen online or offline wherever you are.
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While Sturgis has a knack for piecing together the details of a crime, Delaware can decipher the darkest intents driving the most vicious of perpetrators. Summoned to a run-down former strip joint, Delaware and Sturgis find themselves crashing a wild Saints and Sinners—themed wedding reception.
A horrified bridesmaid has discovered the body of a young woman, dressed to impress in pricey haute couture and accessorized with a grisly red slash around her neck. But Delaware and Sturgis have a hundred guests to question, and a sneaking suspicion that the motive for murder is personal. Now they must separate the sinners from the saints, the true from the false, and the secrets from those keeping them.
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They're not there to threaten him, but to make a deal. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming's Red Desert, and in return they'll make Nate's criminal record disappear.
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