Over mijn Lijk (Kenzie & Gennaro, #4)
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Over mijn Lijk (Kenzie & Gennaro #4)

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In de achterbuurten van Boston verdwijnt een vierjarig meisje uit haar eigen huis. Twee privé-detectives zoeken in het milieu van de aan drugs en alcohol verslaafde moeder en vinden een spoor dat naar een uit de hand gelopen deal leidt. De betrokken onderwereldfiguren (in de gevangenis én op straat) beconcurreren elkaar maar wijzen alle verantwoordelijkheid af. De verplich...more
384 pages
Published 2000 by The House of Books (first published July 20th 1998)
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Kemper
And then depression set in….

This book wrecked me the first time I read it. It was almost like having post traumatic stress syndrome. I found myself staring blankly at the walls for days after I finished it the first time. I felt like calling my sister and telling her to keep my young niece locked in the house until she was at least 25. I remember meeting a friend for beers shortly after I finished it, and that he asked me what was wrong. When I tried to explain, he was skeptical. “You’re really...more
Dan Schwent
When a little girl goes missing and her mother's brother and sister-in-law hire them to find her, Patrick and Angela reluctantly accept. Their investigation drags them through a labyrinth of lies, one they will not emerge from unscathed...

Sweet zombie Jesus this is some good shit! I think Lehane might be the newest member of my crime fiction Holy Trinity with Lawrence Block and Richard Stark. Here's how it all went down.

After the events of Sacred, the previous book in the series, Patrick and Ang...more
Nancy
I knew this was going to be a very dark story. After reading the very disturbing Darkness, Take My Hand, about a vicious and sadistic serial killer who knew no limits when it came to human depravity, I didn’t imagine it could get much worse. I was wrong.

Though Patrick and Angie are tired of the violence and inhumanity that plagued their earlier cases, they agree to accept this latest case of a four-year-old girl who was abducted from her bed. Amanda’s mom, Helene, who is far from the perfect par...more
Anushka
First time. It’s the first time a thriller has made me cry.

I mean, you don’t shed tears while reading these books, you read one then you read another one. But not this one. No, this one is going to haunt me for a long time, like all Dennis Lehane books do. I still think about Mystic River and feel a chill run down my spine.

Gone, Baby, Gone dealt with some very sensitive issues wrapped in a blanket of controversial subjects. Kidnapping is a topic that is bound to make you emotionally invested but...more
Luis Roman
Nov 02, 2007 Luis Roman rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: mystery lovers
Sad, sad, sad. this is the Boston of Dennis Lehane, populated by tough guys, lost souls, and heartbreak. This is the Boston of Patrick Kenzie, flawed hero of several previous Lehane novels. This is the first Lehane novel I read, and I found it compelling, if not enjoyable. The crime is not as important here, as the way the people around it react. Kenzie's primary character trait is his nobility - it compels to continue investigating the crime, even though he has several opportunites, and even m...more
Harry
Hmmmm...someone liked one of my reviews and I checked out this person's reading list as well as their reviews and heard mention somewhere in there a sentence or two about heroes, one likeable, the other...well, more along the lines of a sociopath. Dennis Lehane, among other authors was mentioned in this respect.

As always, my curiosity was piqued, and although I checked out the other named authors I did finally settle on Dennis Lehane. It was a good decision. Perhaps one of the best reading decis...more
Mike
Dark, gritty, vivid, ugly, some scenes are are truly hard to read and get out of your mind but I could not put it down. Right now it is a 4-5 Star but I may go with 5 Stars, still recovering from the raw finish. The second Lehane book I have read. I recommend you read the Kenzie and Gennaro novels in order because you will get the story lines and results from previous books here. I also caution anyone with young kids on reading this, the crimes against kids told here are so abhorrent. Yet the wr...more
Jane Stewart
Wonderful writing, but the subject matter and ending were depressing and dark.

I’ve read three Lehane books. All three of them have horrible things happening to children: a father prostituting his son, pedophiles kidnaping and torturing children, drug addicted mothers ignoring and neglecting children. This book has pedophiles torturing children and disgustingly neglectful mothers.

The mystery was solved, but the end was depressing. The novel is about injustice, the poor, drug users, race and simil...more
Josh Feinzimer
Oct 24, 2007 Josh Feinzimer rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: people who enjoy crime novels
Shelves: mystery-crime
I have to be honest, I picked up this book because I saw the previews for the movie. I didn't even read Mystic River but really enjoyed it on screen so I thought, what the heck?

Lehane's depiction of Dorchester was so real, it felt like I was actually there. I could visualize the runned down Irish pubs where the characters drank. I could see the old dilapidated houses where crimes were committed. I had such a clear image of the characters and their surroundings, that I don't want to ruin it by se...more
Gary
I've stepped into the middle of a series here, with my first Dennis Lehane book, but I don't think it's a problem. The book is fast moving with an edge of, sadly, true to life reality. It's got some moral dilemmas in there (reminded me a bit of James Lee Burke at times)and some nice dialogue - I especially liked the brief discussion on the merits of the Smiths between Bubba and Patrick and overall it's a first rate crime novel. I shall look up the earlier ones in the series as a matter of some u...more
Jim
This might just be the best one yet. A seemingly simple, dead end case wound up taking me through some really intriguing ideas about law & society. There are clues dropped here & there that kept me interested, wondering how they would be resolved & they were. Awesome ending.

More Bubba, too. He's always fun.

I can't wait to read the next.
Andre
Man, oh, man, what a wonderful book. What a full and complete, emotionally gripping story. There are so many levels to this thing.

First, there is the development of Patrick and Angie's relationship from where we last saw them at the end of Sacred. As Gone, Baby, Gone is the fourth book about the pair, it is as though we have known them their whole lives, but there is still much for us, and them, to learn. So often when two people get together, especially in fiction, they mesh into one personalit...more
Eric_W
The search for more writers in the hard-boiled detective genre continues, and Lehane can be added to the list. There’s nothing more pleasurable than a cynical, wise-cracking detective. For example, Boston private eyes Patrick McKenzie and partner Angela Gennaro become involved in a child disappearance case. The mother, Helene, is a sleaze, more interested in watching Jerry Springer and the soaps and getting herself on TV than in caring for her child, and the two detectives soon discover the litt...more
Lisa Regan
The title of this book could easily have been Judgment because that's what this book is really about. Who are we to judge others? And if we shouldn't judge others, who should? Where do we draw the line? When should what's "right" supersede the law? Should it ever? If you've read Lehane then you know his books are dark and gritty and they visit very dark themes again and again. This book explores the darkest themes imaginable--crimes against children. Horrendous crimes against children. There wer...more
Alison
Jun 08, 2008 Alison rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: fans of crime fiction, fans of the movie
I didn't think I would like this book. I didn't think I'd ever even give it a shot. The title alone let's you know what you're in for, even if you haven't seen the movie trailers...an innocent little girl goes missing.

But for whatever reason, I picked this one up, and I was sucked in. I only truly paused once in a day for sleep. I was engrossed in this gritty story of two detectives, boyfriend/girlfriend who reluctantly agree to take on the case of Amanda McCready...a four-year old who is taken...more
Melissa
In the end, this book all boils down to, without having to spoil anything: are you Team Kenzie or are you Team Gennaro? I'm Team Gennaro all the way, absolutely. I'm like Remy on top of that building, "I just love children."

This is a hard book to read. It's hard to read as a parent & especially hard to read over a weekend where the news in my city is all about a little girl from Broomfield who has been missing for several days. I can feel in my bones & in my chest & my stomach how ha...more
Nik Korpon
Man, Lehane completely broke my heart with this one. I'd already seen the film and knew how it ended, but that didn't stop me from choking up at the end. Whether that was from rage or despair, the jury's still out. All I know is that I want to wake my son and hug him tight, then scream until I cough, then write something amazing and lethally affecting, all in that order. I don't know if I can handle reading Kenzie and Gennaro #5. I might not be able to take it.
Ann
I'm really glad I read this one even though I had seen the movie. There was so much more to the book that the movie seemed almost superficial in retrospect, as much as I liked it at the time. The book also added a whole new chapter in Kenzie and Gennaro's relationship that I would have missed had I skipped over this one in the series. Another great read and another page turner, impossible to put down...
Rex Fuller
An outstanding book. It is incredibly well-balanced between suspense and entertainment, mystery and solution, pace and contemplation. and satisfaction and disappointment. One of the very best I have read this year.
Adrienne
it turns out that this is simply not my genre; i read it for a change of pace.
Belinda Frisch
Don’t judge a book by its movie, right? I absolutely LOVED the film version of Gone Baby Gone, so much so that I went right out and grabbed Moonlight Mile, the sequel book, which I also loved. I noticed a couple of discrepancies between the first movie and the second book, the most notable being that in the film version of GBG, Bea and Lionel were a childless couple. A son was mentioned in Moonlight Mile.

Before I get too far off-track, Gone Baby Gone is the story of Amanda McCready, a four-year...more
Alisha
So, I've basically praised the Kenzie and Gennaro series in every single one of my reviews regarding this series. Gone, Baby, Gone is no exception. In fact, Gone, Baby, Gone may be my favorite of this series, case-wise.

One minor complain (very, very, very minor) that I've had over this series was that the cases weren't amazing. Well, in Gone, Baby, Gone, Lehane stepped up that aspect like you wouldn't believe. The case in this book was gripping, gritty, and heartbreaking. It was also crazy twist...more
Kelly Hager
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Ka
I missed the one before this, Sacred -- the bookstore didn't have it and I needed instant gratification. In fact, for further gratification, I also bought a book on Garden Shelters -- sheds, treehouses, gazebos, etc -- which I've been enjoying very much. Will get the exact title and add it here for any gardeners (Trudy). But, back to GBG. Each book in this Kenzie-Gennaro detective series has been a significant improvement on the previous one. In this, the plot is really quite gripping, and previ...more
iubookgirl
Gone, Baby, Gone is the third installment in Dennis Lehane's Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro series. This is the first of the series I've read so I can say with confidence that you don't have to read the previous titles in the series to understand or enjoy Gone, Baby, Gone. It's the story of a missing child. Amanda McCready has been missing for three days when private detectives Patrick and Angie come onto the case. They are reluctant to take it on, but the child's aunt won't take no for an ans...more
Alicia
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Lisa
Although I think Lehane is a writer of great precision and occasional beauty, I found this book too brutal. I was distracted by having stepped into the series in the middle, thus missed lots of references made to earlier books. I may try beginning at the first book, but perhaps I won't. I don't mind confronting ugliness and gore in the service of learning something valuable about injustice -- but Lehane seems to just write about futility and has a very low opinion of his fellow man. I don't thin...more
Robert Beveridge
Dennis Lehane, Gone, Baby, Gone (Morrow, 1998)

Lehane clocks in with the fourth novel in the Kenzie and Gennaro series with his most intricate plot and satisfying novel so far. In this one, Kenzie and Gennaro are bullied into taking the case of a missing four-year-old by the girl's aunt. The mother seems not to care much about her child's whereabouts when she's not in front of the TV cameras, preferring to watch television and drink beer with her best friend and next door neighbor. What's already...more
Grace
Okay, so I don't really even know what to say about this one. I think it's my favorite of the series (although I'm not sure, the second one may also be in the running for that title). But it was probably more painful to read than any of the others, too. I think one of the things that makes this series work so well is how it treats difficult choices as something where it isn't a matter of black and white, and there's no real clear right or wrong answer.

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Sasha
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Dennis Lehane (born Aug 4th, 1966) is an American author. He has written several novels, including the New York Times bestseller Mystic River, which was later made into an Academy Award winning film, also called Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon (Lehane can be briefly seen waving from a car in the parade scene at the end of the film). The...more
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“When I was young, I asked my priest how to get to heaven and still protect yourself from all the evil in the world. He told me what God told His children;'You are sheep among wolves, be wise as the serpent, yet innocent as doves.” 18 likes
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