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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It explores more the relationship between Patrick and Angie, which is a good thing, and also changes th I read this book in 3 days. View all 5 comments. Then the whole story line.

There were a fair number of twists and turns here, more, it seemed, than in the earlier two books. Lehane gives us a nifty look at a Grief Counseling organization that abuses its clients trust then makes them pawns of its criminal desires. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. I have two more of this author’s books on my bookshelf, but I’m pretty sure they will be the last I read.

It could even be the hard to accept twists and turns in the story line. The relationship between the former FBI agent turned detective who trained Patrick Kenzie and the hero is clarified. Maybe it had always been heading that way. Cliched depictions o a 70’s B movie in the kind of story we’ve already seen and read a few dozen times. He stretches his geographic range to include both Boston and the hot, sticky, colorful surface perfection of the Tampa Bay area in Florida, giving us a richly tactile, scented fictional universe, including the best description of a tropical rainstorm I think I’ve ever read.


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This is the fourth in the series, and they are pretty good. Nobody can be trusted, layers must be unraveled, and again, you’re blown away by the inherent darkness of the plot who shows perfectly the wickedness of human nature It’s a tough bar to clear. Following Patrick’s vanished mentor Jay Becker as a beginning leads to a maelstrom of beatings, betrayals, unmaskings, resurrections, wise cracking smart talk, Dying billionaire Trevor Stone who is clearly not telling allhires in an outlandish way the Boston pairing of private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, partners sometimes sleeping partnersto find his missing daughter Desiree, a depressed young women who may or may not be in the Florida area mixed up in god knows what.

My thought process is this: He patted his pants pockets, then suddenly snapped his fingers. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it sacded, give it a second life. That or you’re on a subway and got nothing else to read.

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

They are able to leave by just reviewing the possible investigation he requests. These aren’t really the main theme of the books, but there are plenty of backstories and sub-plots in these books and anything goes.

Or worse, maybe it had always been an illusion. The writing is superb taut but with plenty of humorous banter between Gennaro and Kenzie to bring them and keep them real.


This book surprised me more than looking into my rear-view mirror on a midnight drive and findin When Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are strong-armed and then enticed by a denns to find his missing daughter, dead or alive, they have no idea of the web of saxred they are about to be entangled in, a web that has already made Patrick’s mentor vanish without a trace They learn that Kenzie’s mentor was the former PI on the case and now he also is missing. English Choose a language for shopping.

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I’m not sure wh Everything is just dandy with the old gang. View all 20 comments. I missed Oscar and Devin, dennls, because these cops are all kinds of awesome most of the time. In many ways, I found this novel to be the most unsettling of those I’ve read by Lehane. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

Although I enjoyed the book and would recommend it, I was not as taken as I was with the prior one. I read a lot in the mystery genre, and I have learned to appreciate most of the formulas that go into building a decent thriller. Want to Read saving….