Gone, Baby, Gone

Gone, Baby, Gone

Book - 2010
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"Powerful and raw, harrowing, and unsentimental."

--Washington Post Book World

" Chilling, completely credible....[An] absolutely gripping story."

--Chicago Tribune

"Mr. Lehane delivers big time."
--Wall Street Journal

In Gone, Baby, Gone, the master of the new noir, New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island), vividly captures the complex beauty and darkness of working-class Boston. A gripping, deeply evocative thriller about the devastating secrets surrounding a little girl lost, featuring the popular detective team of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, Gone, Baby, Gone was the basis for the critically acclaimed motion picture directed by Ben Affleck and starring Casey Affleck, Ed Harris, and Morgan Freeman.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2010]
ISBN: 9780061998874
Branch Call Number: M LEHANE, D.
Characteristics: 539 p. ; 20 cm.


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Apr 20, 2020

I'd never read a Lehane book before and now I want to read more. This story was eerie and covered a nasty subject matter, but was so well written and has such incredible characters, that I could not put it down.
The human condition: what one human thinks will be something helpful can be a crime to someone else.

Feb 20, 2020

Boston PIs, PDs, drug gangs, double and triple crosses - all revolving around a heart-rending case of child abduction, and the moral ambiguity of the masks we wear in public.

Jul 20, 2019

A rare instance where I've read the book after I've seen the movie, but it didn't matter that I knew how things turn out. Lehane is such a superior writer and he is equally gifted with language, plot, and characterization. Like the Patrick and Angie stories before this one, this was a very dark and brutal and sad story - this time about the abduction of a 4 year old girl. Lehane has much to say about family and judgment and ends-justifying-means, and none of it is easy to read about. I love how he always challenges his reader. And I love these characters and won't ever want to stop reading stories about them.

Jul 04, 2019

I found this story to be compulsively readable. It's difficult and dark and doesn't pull any punches. The story and the author's cracking-good writing seeded an interest in crime mystery for me.

May 29, 2019

Excellent! A well-written, suspenseful story with likeable mains & an emotional kick.

Jul 09, 2017

This was a great book - kept you turning the pages as you wanted to find out what was going to happen next. So many twists and turns some of which you could not have thought of happening. However the ending is truly sad and makes you wonder if perhaps there should be some real thinking about the decisions that are made regarding the welfare of children in our society.

Dec 18, 2016

(The fourth book in the Kenzie and Gennaro series)

Jan 25, 2016

Saw the movie first and then I had to read the book. The book is great a better than the movie. There's only so much that can go into a movie, but the book goes into great detail about the story and characters.

Vincent T Lombardo Dec 31, 2014

The movie was great, but the book is even better! Dennis Lehane is much more than a mystery writer; he goes beyond just telling a good, suspenseful story. This novel deals with how our society too often fails to protect our most vulnerable citizens, our children, not only from strangers, but from their parents, and there are no easy solutions. Like every other Lehane book that I have read, this book is an entertaining page turner, but it is also raw, emotional, dark, and disturbing. This book will make you cringe, make you think -- and make you laugh. This is the sixth Dennis Lehane novel that I have read, and I intend to read them all. He is an excellent writer, one of my favorites!

JasonAT Dec 17, 2014

The ONLY other crime book that's better than this is the silence of the lambs.

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