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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You’ll find yourself re-reading the final chapter again just for the feeling. Some people don’t like knowing or having guessed the ending, but I do. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. At least, not after you’ve read Lehane.

And if you’re interested in this genre, do take the time to read the works of Andrew Vacchs start at the beginning folks!

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View all 11 comments. And, if I had to choose, yeah, I guess I would read this one more on an ‘over and over’ basis, if only to smile from ear to zacred at Patrick and Angie’s antics. For more of my reviews, please visit: True to form, nothing is as it seems, so if you’re planning on reading it, I’ll leave you with the tantalizing promise of cult involvement, and you should just go on your merry reading way.


Lehane had really figured it all out by this third book. Dennis Lehane doesn’t write run-of-the-mill thrillers. Lehane showing off, and doing it well. Even when they do things that make me mad, it feels like when I’m mad at a friend and I know I’ll get over it.

I suspect after the success of the first two novels his publisher wanted him to churn another book out as quick as possible and this is what came out. A beautiful, grief-stricken ddnnis has vanished without a trace.


This book surprised me more than looking into my rear-view mirror on a midnight drive and finding a homicidal circus clown in my back seat. The pair are hesitant to accept but when enticed by a hefty sum of cash, it becomes an offer they cannot refuse. While this story lacked the intensity and pace of the first two books, it was still very satisfying. Is it the subject of another book? Showing of reviews.

Open Preview See a Problem? Deennis it had always been heading that way. Lehane’s Kenzie and Gennaro series is best described as being in the Noir series of detectives I am reminded of Andrew Vacchs as another excellent member of this genre.

In the Moon of Red Ponies. She has been written more as a true detective, and more often leading the action here.

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Read this series, because it’s basically awesomeness in a bottle. And because he is grieving for his recently murdered wife and now missing daughter. So, when my friend said I’d love this, I tried it Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. It doesn’t feel right. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. You submitted the following rating and review. I also like not having it all figured out and actually being surprised by some or all of the ending. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Following the events of Darkness, Take My Hand, Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro have shuttered their agency and have begun to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.


Rooted in the streets of blue-collar Dorchester, they’ve seen it all — and survived. I liked some of the twists and there wasn’t anything specific that I could point to that dragged the pace down – because I kept reading this at the same speed as the other two – but it didn’t click for me.

Patrick and Angie are still recovering from the events in the previous book.

That changes when a dying billionaire insists on hiring them to find his missing daughter. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Otherwise, very little matters from this entry. Continue shopping Lehanne Continue shopping.

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

It’s free and yours to keep. As for me, I’m going back to school and the kiddos so, you know, it will probably be the only “review” this book gets.

View all 45 comments. This book just sucked me right in.