Sacred. A beautiful, grief-stricken woman has vanished without a trace. “” Dennis Lehane won a Shamus Award for A Drink Before the War, his first book about. Another superior thriller from New York Times bestselling author, Dennis Lehane, the bestselling and accalimed author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Gone. Editorial Reviews. Review. Dennis Lehane won a Shamus Award for A Drink Before the War, his first book about working-class Boston detectives.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. That’s the great thing about Lehane, I feel he is pretty founded in his realism.

And a lot of money. You also probably won’t piece together what the hell is going on until the last chapter. Lurch and the Weeble. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Other books in the series. So, without further adieu Meaning I asked first if the second was better, shut up I tried the second ascred.

It also hooks up with a cult-like religion that features aggressive proselytizers that seem more like gang-bangers. Want to Read saving…. A hallmark lehanee a good detective series is letting the characters evolve. Lehane has already moved them far beyond what they were in the lehan book and I still have three books to go.

On the other hand, you did make it sound like I risk my life on the daily driving along what you refer to as a “chop shop auto mile,” so thank god for small miracles or whatever. The amoral ones have a nihilistic streak that would make Nietsche wince. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. In the Reacher novels, all aspects of the hero consistent values, propensity for violence, szcred, etc.


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We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. In many ways, I found this novel to be the most unsettling of those I’ve read by Lehane. One of the reasons I’ve gravitated toward detective fiction in my old age is that I’m far more likely to be taken by surprise. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

Sacred (Kenzie & Gennaro, #3) by Dennis Lehane

I know, admit me to a hospital now. A lot of themes appear in lrhane books. So Boston shamus Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, his partner, friend, and sometime lover, agree to follow Patrick’s vanished mentor Jay Becker into the darkness surrounding beautiful, depressed Desiree Stone, and soon–with only a brief intermission for a lovely farewell bash for their prison-bound buddy Bubba Rogowski–they’re tangling with fraudulent grief counselors, a clever and vindictive IRS computer geek, and the Church of Truth and Revelation.

A beautiful, grief-stricken woman has vanished without a dwnnis. Write a customer review.

This book features the usual Lehane strengths of deft characterization, witty dialogue, and trenchant observation. Patrick and Angie find out that a colleague who was hired to find her has also disappeared.

The stories are good, but not always pretty and these books are not for kids. I have rules upon rules, and I turn down rec after rec from friends because I am just that critical. A Spy by Nature.

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It was probably the hardest of all of them to figure out what was going on. So, anyway, whenever I move onto book four, I will put my big girl pants on And damn it all to hell, I’m not finding anything else I want to read in-between. And a lot of money…. And that’s only the beginning, since the trail of Desiree’s last known companion leads to Tampa, where the serious corpses will start to pile up, and where they’ll finally get an inkling of the true relationship between their megalomaniac client and his anaconda-like daughter, “a Noel Coward play that had been rewritten by Sam Shepard.


The Ways of the World. Rooted in the no-nonsense streets of Boston’s blue-collar Dorchester, they’ve seen it all—and survived. At least, not after you’ve read Lehane. This book was not as intense as the last one, still good, but just not exceptionally good.

As my other reviews attest, I’m interested in the lone hero in novels series only, pleasean interest awakened by the Jack Reacher novels of Lee Child and Coben’s Myron Bolitar series as well as other excellent novelists see my other reviews.

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But it really and truly says something when the story isn’t centered around what I want And he was right. After finishing this book, you can t wait to get your hands on the next, to keep up with the lives and adventures of Kenzie and Gennaro, who, by this time, seem like rather alarming friends, but friends nevertheless.

Rooted in elhane streets of blue-collar Dorchester, they’ve seen it all — and survived. A Drink Before the War. This wasn’t as dark as his previous two books. Only let down, I could see the end coming, other than that, a terrific piece of crime writing that had the feel of a film.

Do you have to read this series in order?