The tough neighborhood of Dorchester is no place for the innocent or the weak. A territory defined by hard heads and even harder luck, its streets are littered with the detritus of broken families, hearts, dreams. Now, one of its youngest is missing. Private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro don't want the case. But after pleas from the child's aunt, they open an investigation that will ultimately risk everything - their relationship, their sanity, and even their lives - to find a little girl-lost.
©1998 Dennis Lehane (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers
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I had a friend recommend Dennis Lehane, so I read The Given Day. It was an amazing account of post-WWI Boston. I loved his writing style. But I wanted to read one of his contemporary mysteries.
The author, Michael Koryta, said that he had read Gone, Baby, Gone, and it inspired him to become a writer. When I saw that this was finally available on Audible, I snapped it up. I was NOT disappointed.
The story was amazing. Just when it seemed that everything was falling into place the rug was pulled out from under me. I couldn't stop listening. It takes a great writer to make the sympathetic characters unlikable and still keep the reader engaged.
But for me, the best part was the elegant imagery. What could have been throw-away descriptives were anything but. Had I been reading this in book form, I would have been underlining and writing comments in the margins.
I look forward to reading more of Dennis Lehane. And I owe my friend a great big Thank You for the recommendation.
I really liked this book and could not stop listening. Lehane writes genre fiction like fine literature (as does James Lee Burke, although their styles are completely different).Lehane's plots get complex and take some concentration in the last third, but they are always excellent. Great narrator as well.
Intense, compelling, addicting
All of them.
All of them.
Yes, but I didn't want it to end. So I savored it.
I have listened to 3 Dennis Lehane books. Love this authors stories. Have another one waiting. Don't know what Im going to do when I run out of credits/stories.
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