Friday, May 02, 2008

Little Girl Lost

Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are private detectives living in Boston. In Gone Baby Gone, they're hired by a desperate aunt and uncle to locate their missing niece. Hindering them is a strangely disinterested mother, a resentful police force and the nagging question of whether Amanda MacReady is really better off with her own mother in the first place?

I read this book before I saw the movie, and found both to be well worth the time. Dennis Lehanne clearly loves the view of Boston from the bottom, and like all successful series (Gone Baby Gone is the fourth in a series of five novels) he creates a memorable cast of characters to populate his version of the city.

If you're a fan of The Wire (which Lehanne wrote several episodes) or crime noir stories, or even the movie, you won't be disappointed by the book.

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