Moonlight Mile (Kenzie & Gennaro #6)
“[Lehane has] emerged from the whodunit ghetto as a broader and more substantial talent....When it comes to keeping readers exactly where he wants them, Mr. Lehane offers a bravura demonstration of how it’s done.”
—New York Times
Moonlight Mile is the first Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro suspense novel in more than a decade from the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling m...more
Moonlight Mile was Dennis Lehane's return to Kenzie and Gennaro, or are they Kenzie and Kenzie now, after a long absence. While Patrick and Angela may have lost a step or two after their domestication, I don't think Lehane has.
Moonlight Mile starts simply ...more
It’s been eleven years since Lehane seemingly left his detective series starring Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro behind to do stand-alone novels and work on HBO’s The Wire. The last decade has been both good and bad to the couple. The economic collapse has hit them hard, and Patrick has been forced to do free-lance work for a large ...more
I'm climbing on to the Dennis Lehane bandwagon really late, but I am fully on board! Even though Moonlight Mile wasn't ragingly exciting, it's so well-crafted I couldn't put down this story of a Boston-area private detective who gets into new trouble because of an old case.
This PI's career is coming to an end, but he doesn't know it yet. Russians, wunderkind and drug freaks all get the poor, aging family man deeper into the shit than he realizes he's about to fall int ...more
This is the end, my only friend, the end – The Doors
So here we are, the last Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro book published. And by the tone of this book, I would say that Lehane has written the last book about the couple. Yes, I know Patrick shows up in FaceOff, but that story takes place before this story and is a short story.
I found it quite suitable that the last book is a kind of continuation for Gone, Baby, Gone with Patrick and Angie once again trying ...more
Apparently, Dennis Lehane's publisher or his publishing contract put tremendous pressure on him to write a final Kenzie and Gennaro (a sequel to the surprisingly good Gone, Baby, Gone, i.e., a follow-up on what happened to Amanda McCready, the child kidnapped and rescued in Gone Baby). Based on the premium quality of all but one of the first 5 Kenzie/Gennaro novels, a reader must logically infer that Lehane’s heart wasn't in this one, that he "phoned this in."
This hit home hard because I've raised 3 ki ...more
Major caveat to this book; do not read this without reading “Gone, Baby, Gone” or at the very least seeing the movie version. The plot developments in that book heavily influence what is going on in this book.
To be honest, I wouldn’t recommend anyone new to Lehane’s work to this one. Whilst it’s a good read it’s not his best and is probably the weakest of the 6 Kenzie and Genaro novels. This is no bad thing mind; I’d much rather read a below-par Lehane than some people on their finest form.
This novel appears to have been written primarily as a screenplay, one that panders to a fist-in-the-air high-five PC audience. If you removed all the unnecessary filler of political references, you could probably cut out 40 pages. (I agree with many of the references, but I don't agree that they belong in this book). It was overt and p ...more
The theme of moral dilemma that permeates that story is alive and well here. Only different…… more grey and black, less white!
Thinking this was a 3.5, I pondered having re ...more
It's been 12 years, and everybody's wondering what ever became of Kenzie and Gennaro after they found four-year-old Amanda McCready. They're now Kenzie and Kenzie, middle-aged, with a four-year-old girl of their own. Amanda McCready is now almost 17, and she's missing again. Patrick Kenzie is still h ...more
I'm glad he went back to the McCready case because that seems to have always weighed heavily on Patrick and Angie so it was cool to see them try to work through their past issues
It was just what I've come to expect from Lehane: fast paced, interesting characters, good story, and cold-blooded action
For the most part I liked it. It was interesting that he went back to the characters from Gone, Baby, Gone. I don't find that to be the strongest of these book ...more
Lehane's characters rang true, especially old favorites, Kenzie and Gennaro and now their little daughter,Gabby. Gone, Baby, Gone , another of my admired tales by this author, was recalled with the return of the star char ...more
I really enjoy ...more
So - what I heard.
Jonathan Davis delivers the entire first person narrative in a natural, unaffected working class Boston accent, except for dialog from other voices than priva ...more
Patrick and Angie have aged in real time, so this is a different take on some favorite characters: they have a daughter of their own now, and they aren't quite so r ...more
Meh, could have been better, should have been.
Felt like he was forced to conclude this and conclude it this way. Though it was nice to know what happened to the missing girl after she was found and returned to her mother. The fact that Lehane pretty much admitted what Patrick did at the end of Gone Baby Gone was wrong even though he was right to do so, made this book feel even more like a codicil. And that took a lot out of it for me. Because in my opinion Gone Baby Gone, both the movie and the ...more
As we begin the story, Kenzie and Gennaro are married and have a four-year old daughter. Kenzie is trying to get a steady job at a firm ...more
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Driving down 93, I realized once and for all, that I love the things that chafe. The things that fill me with stress so total I can’t remember when a block of it didn’t rest on top of my heart. I love what, if broken, can’t be repaired. What, if lost can’t be replaced.
I love my burdens.”