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Boston private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are hired to find four-year-old Amanda McCready, abducted from her bed on a warm, summer night. They meet her stoned-out, strangely apathetic mother, her loving aunt and uncle, the mother's dangerous, drug-addled friends, and two cops who've found so many abused or dead children they may be too far over the edge to come back. Despite enormous public attention, rabid news coverage, and dogged police work, the investigation repeatedly hits a brick wall. Led into a world of drug dealers, child molesters, and merciless executioners, Patrick and Angie are soon forced to face not only the horrors adults can perpetrate on innocents but also their own conflicted feelings about what is best, and worst, when it comes to raising children. And as the Indian summer fades and the autumn chill deepens, Amanda McCready stays gone, banished so completely that she seems never to have existed.

Then another child disappears. . . .

Dennis Lehane takes you into a world of triple crosses, elaborate lies, and shrouded motives, where the villains may be more moral than the victims, the missing should possibly stay missing, and those who go looking for them may not come back alive.

Settle in and turn off the phone. From its haunting opening to its shocking climax, Gone, Baby, Gone is certain to be one of the most thrilling, talked-about suspense novels you read this year.

Synopsis:

“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.

About the Author

Dennis Lehane was born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He has written seven novels, A Drink Before the War; Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone Baby Gone; Prayers for Rain; Mystic River; and Shutter Island.

Mystic River was a finalist for the PEN/Winship Award and won both the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best Novel as well as the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction given by the Massachusetts Center for the Book.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Mr. Lehane worked as a counselor with mentally handicapped and abused children, waited tables, parked cars, drove limos, worked in bookstores, and loaded tractor-trailers. His one regret is that no one ever gave him a chance to tend bar. He lives in the Boston area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688153328
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Lehane, Dennis
Publisher:
William Morrow
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Boston (Mass.) Fiction.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
19980722
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.54x6.46x1.22 in. 1.49 lbs.

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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.

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