Moonlight Mile

Moonlight Mile

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Amanda McCready was four years old when she vanished from a Boston neighborhood twelve years ago. Desperate pleas for help from the child's aunt led investigators Kenzie and Gennaro to take on the case. The pair risked everything to find the young girl, only to orchestrate her return to a neglectful mother and a broken home. Now Amanda is sixteen and gone again. A stellar student, brilliant but aloof, she seemed destined to escape her upbringing. Yet Amanda's aunt is once more knocking on Patrick Kenzie's door, fearing the worst for the little girl who has blossomed into a striking, clever young woman, a woman who hasn't been seen in weeks. Haunted by their consciences, Kenzie and Gennaro revisit the case that troubled them the most. Their search leads them into a world of identity thieves, methamphetamine dealers, a mentally unstable crime boss and his equally demented wife, a priceless, thousand-year-old cross, and a happily homicidal Russian gangster. It's a world in which motives and allegiances constantly shift and mistakes are fatal. In their desperate fight to confront the past and find Amanda McCready, Kenzie and Gennaro will be forced to question if it's possible to do the wrong thing and still be right or to do the right thing and still be wrong. As they face an evil that goes beyond broken families and broken dreams, they discover that the sins of yesterday don't always stay buried and the crimes of today could end their lives.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, [2010]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780061836923
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY LEHANE 2010
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 24 cm


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Jul 23, 2019

Yay! Patrick & Angie! Well written (of course!), snappy dialogue -- some of it even laugh out loud funny -- well-rounded lovable characters, & a solid storyline. I suspect my enjoyment of this book was as much meeting my old friends & as it was the excellence of Lehane's effort. So sad the series is over :( Having said that, I did think Angie punked out -- she used to be such a strong, feminist character with lots of don't-mess-with-me moves -- she saved Patrick's life more than once -- sadly, she seems a different character now that she's a 'mom'.

Jul 14, 2019

No one speak to me. I'm in mourning that this series is over.

Dec 02, 2016

Not my usual fare, but I enjoyed it. Well-told story with compelling characters.

May 24, 2015

I tried Dennis Lehane out of hunger and I'm almost certain I read an okay one by him a week or two ago. But this one seemed to me to be badly contrived and poorly executed. I got through a chapter or three before I decided to put it into the 'check-back-in' pile without wasting more time on it.

Oct 17, 2013

A great read, like prett much everything by Lehane. I enjoyed some of his other novels more, but it's still pretty good.

Vincent T Lombardo Feb 23, 2013

Not as good as "Mystic River" but I kept turning the pages! I intend to read all of Lehane's novels. A great writer!

Sep 02, 2012

Follow up to author's previous book Gone Baby Gone. Looks at the definitions of morality and ethics. A good book worth reading.

Mar 04, 2012

Moonlight Mile ---- by Dennis Lehane c - 2010 ---- Above Average read. ---- Not really gripping or exciting ---- good time killer ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

mattbg Jul 12, 2011

Typical Dennis Lehane -- admist chaos, a storyline weaves its way through and everything starts to make sense.

carrilis May 06, 2011

Just finished this book. My first Lehane novel and I really enjoyed it. The characters had a great sense of humor that did not detract from the drama of the storyline. Good twists throughout.

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