Darkness, Take My Hand

Darkness, Take My Hand

Book - 1996 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
Wisecracking private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Dimassi Gennaro find themselves mixed up with Boston's Irish mafia and a maniacal serial killer, in the follow-up to the critically acclaimed A Drink Before the War.

Blackwell North Amer

Master of new noir Dennis Lehane magnificently evokes the dignity and savagery of working-class Boston in Darkness, Take My Hand, a terrifying tale of redemption.

Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro’s latest client is a prominent Boston psychiatrist, running scared from a vengeful Irish mob. The private investigators know about cold-blooded retribution. Born and bred on the mean streets of blue-collar Dorchester, they’ve seen the darkness that lives in the hearts of the unfortunate.

But an evil for which even they are unprepared is about to strike, as secrets that have long lain dormant erupt, setting off a chain of violent murders that will stain everything – including the truth.

With razor-sharp dialogue and penetrating prose, Darkness, Take My Hand is another superior crime novel from the author of Mystic River; Gone, Baby, Gone; and Shutter Island.

& Taylor

Wisecracking private detective Patrick Kenzie and Angela Dimassi Gennaro find themselves mixed up with Boston's Irish mafia and a maniacal serial killer

Publisher: New York : W. Morrow and Co., c1996.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780688143800
Characteristics: 336 p. ; 25 cm.


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Apr 03, 2019

Very dark and very predictable. Gruesome and sadistic with cardboard characters. What a waste of time.

Dec 18, 2016

(The second book in the Kenzie and Gennaro series)

Vincent T Lombardo Apr 13, 2013

This book is typical Dennis Lehane: a dark and disturbing but entertaining page turner. I intend to read all of his books.

Jan 29, 2013

(eBook) Seems to me that all the characters were psychos with zero social values. Also, hard to accept the plot that the ring of serial killings originated from an event thirty years ago. Nonetheless, a "bloody" fast read. From the same esteemed author of Mystic River, 2001.

carrilis Oct 12, 2011

Very well written! Very suspenseful and thrilling with great characters and vivid detail. Love the not-so-perfect PI's. Not for the squeamish!

May 31, 2010

Lehane does not get enough credit for this great series because of the success of Mystic River (great) and Shutter Island (all right). The only downside to any of them is the 'Bubba' Character who seems to run a bit out of reality sometimes. Other times, he's perfectly reasonable.


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