Darkness, Take My Hand - Dennis Lehane

Darkness, Take My Hand

By Dennis Lehane

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 389 Ratings


Master of new noir Dennis Lehane magnificently evokes the dignity and savagery of working-class Boston in Darkness, Take My Hand, a terrifying tale of redemption.

Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro’s latest client is a prominent Boston psychiatrist, running scared from a vengeful Irish mob. The private investigators know about cold-blooded retribution. Born and bred on the mean streets of blue-collar Dorchester, they’ve seen the darkness that lives in the hearts of the unfortunate.

But an evil for which even they are unprepared is about to strike, as secrets that have long lain dormant erupt, setting off a chain of violent murders that will stain everything – including the truth.

With razor-sharp dialogue and penetrating prose, Darkness, Take My Hand is another superior crime novel from the author of Mystic River; Gone, Baby, Gone; and Shutter Island.


  • Completed

    By AtomicCoug
    a re-read today. This one was better than remembered. Gonna read the others this Spring.
  • Another Lehane hit

    By FanoftheKings
    Lehane delivers a taut, chilling thriller full of nasty characters, a brooding hero and snappy sarcasm.
  • Great book bad editing

    By Timzo670000
    One of my all time favorite novels but the editing made this version a tough read. Quotation marks are used in more than just conversations. Can get confusing if you don’t already know the story well. Rush job on the proof read
  • Need better ending

    By Sdfrdeghfrjed
    Good story, but no real answers as to why the two biggest culprits did what they did. Story would’ve been much better with answers given at the end!
  • Book is awesome, ebook editing not so much

    By MichelleMTX
    I love Lehane's tight plotting, interesting characters so much, I'll overlook the superman jumps of intuition that seem to resolve his Kenzie/Gennaro stories... This is the cruelest of the five I've read, with the highest stakes. My main gripe about the ebook is that the editors seem to have allowed a bug that replaces --ence word ending with Renee. RefeRenee for example. I've noticed it three times in 2/3 of the book; ought to have been noticed/fixed prior to release.
  • Outstanding!

    By Purl2tog
    Loved, loved loved this book! Read this on recommendation from my son, who is an avid reader of all types of literature. I couldn't put it down. As soon as I was done I downloaded another by Lehane. I am hooked