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 could even be the hard to accept twists and turns in the story line. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. And if you’re interested in this genre, do take the time to read the works of Andrew Vacchs start at the beginning folks! I have rules upon rules, lehabe I turn down rec after rec from friends because I am just that critical.

A beautiful, grief-stricken woman has vanished without a trace. Patrick and Angie are still recovering from the events in the previous book. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Oh, and Bubba springing that last ambush was probably the deennis chuckle I got out of this. 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. I couldn’t put this book down to save my life Dec 08, Dan Schwent rated it really liked it Shelves: That’s the great thing about Lehane, I feel he is pretty founded in his realism.

L 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. Trevor Stone, a very wealthy businessman, hires Patrick and Angela to look for his only daughter Desiree, who has disappeared. I like this kind of story whethere it’s in a book or a movie, or even a TV show, and I’m usually pretty good at figuring it out before the reveal. Lehane gives us a nifty look at a Grief Counseling organization that abuses its clients trust then makes them pawns of its criminal desires.


Or worse, maybe it had always been an illusion.


Dennis Lehane is a master of this genre. Enter saavy, tough-nosed private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. A Drink Before the War: I don’t think any of what I put in my review is a spoiler, but if anyone disagrees, please say so in the denjis. I’m not going to denjis away much from the book because it’s deliciously twisty and turny.

Part of the fun for me is trying to figure out the whole thing before the characters in the story do.

The trail leads the pair to Florida and back to Boston again, in a complicated plot full of twists and turns until the denouement which is just as full of surprises as the story itself. By SacredLehane has a firm grip on the wheel and a light touch on the accelerator. Lehhane also probably won’t piece together what the hell is going on until the last chapter. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon. I guess nobody involved in the case was that interesting. To ask other readers questions about Sacredplease sign up.


I keep wondering saccred the publishers or authors feel a need to print a quote of some kind up front. Published lehsne HarperTorch first published July 23rd Patrick and Angie are still recovering from their pain and losses from the previous two novels and have an opportunity to explore the friendship, love and tenderness that is growing between them. lrhane

While this story lacked the intensity and pace of the first two books, it was still very satisfying. California Fire and Life.

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A lot of themes appear in these books. I turned to Angie. See all reviews. Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.

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Get to Know Us. Please review your cart. I can relate to them sacted I feel like they’re my friends even when I want to slap them and tell them to get their shit together. A Bone to Pick With Mr.

For those who care about the Dylan clue–in the Kindle Edition it’s “songs not albums,” which is correct. Another detective, Jay Becker, had worked the case, but he also disappeared.

A Morning for Flamingos. The story has a “nice” unexpected end. This one truly has a plot built on shifting sands. But if Trevor is not what he makes himself turn out to be, then can the same be said for Desiree?

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