Moonlight Mile - Dennis Lehane

Moonlight Mile

By Dennis Lehane

  • Release Date: 2010-11-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 595 Ratings


“[Lehane has] emerged from the whodunit ghetto as a broader and more substantial talent....When it comes to keeping readers exactly where he wants them, Mr. Lehane offers a bravura demonstration of how it’s done.”
—New York Times

Moonlight Mile is the first Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro suspense novel in more than a decade from the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling master of the new noir, Dennis Lehane. An explosive tale of vengeance and redemption—the brilliant sequel to Gone, Baby, Gone—Moonlight Mile returns Lehane’s unforgettable and deeply human detective duo to the mean streets of blue collar Boston to investigate the second disappearance of Amanda McCready, now sixteen years old. After his remarkable success with Mystic River, Shutter Island, and The Given Day, the celebrated author whom the Washington Post praises as, “one of those brave new detective stylists who is not afraid of fooling around with the genre’s traditions,” returns to his roots—and the result, as always, is electrifying.


  • Moonlight Mile

    By NoBrainerToMe
    Typical Lehane book, but just love the way he can keep you engrossed with a few twists and turns and a little humor. Not many can do it better than Lehane. You go you big hump.
  • If

    By AtomicCoug
    this series is done? Went out GREAT. Thank you Mr. Lehane.
  • Moonlight Mile

    By Golfnutt44
    I've read all of Dennis Lehane's books and have always liked his style and the personalities of his eclectic host of characters. Moonlight Mile wasn't my favorite of the lot, but it did hold my attention and as always, I love Patrick's sarcastic wit. It was refreshing to see Patrick & Angie as parents of a precocious daughter who is adorable but in a maddening way. The plot wasn't the strongest but it did hold some surprises and the usual drama/violence of some of his prior works with some gritty & scary Russian mob characters. Turns out it promises to be a major turning point in Patrick & Angie's life. All in all, I think the book is very read worthy and interesting enough that you'll read it to the end.
  • Somewhat disappointing

    By Gatehall
    While this a solid book, it really lacked the raw fire and courageous attack on social issues that were the trademark of the series. While Lehane accounted adequately for the long absence in the series, it seemed like this was more a response to demand than representative of his trademark confrontational approach to force difficult social issues on his readers. Nevertheless, it still presented insight and challenged the reader to think about ethical concerns, which is a constant in the series; and, as always, the writing style was impeccable. A worthwhile read under any circumstances.
  • Moonlight mile

    By jtbrock2849
    Not as good as his other novels.
  • A chance for closure

    By Vincent Luis
    If you are fan of the Patrick Kenzie novels, this book is a must read. It would be hard to catch up if your not to familiar with past characters, but even if your not you still wont put the book down.
  • Moonlight Mile

    By ThreeAres
    This is only the second book I have read by Dennis Lehane; the first being Mystic River, which I loved. I expected the same descriptive writing, intricate plot, and human drama. Moonlight Mile was a huge disappointment. It did not even feel like the same author. It felt more like a cross between someone trying to write a screenplay and someone trying to imitate the style of Carl Hiassen. It's too bad because Mystic River, in my opinion, was beautifully written. I have been reading way too much lately by writers trying too hard to be flippant and funny with too little regard to developing a coherent plot and real characters.