The Drop - Dennis Lehane

The Drop

By Dennis Lehane

  • Release Date: 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 228 Ratings


Dennis Lehane returns to the streets of Mystic River with this love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith—the basis for the major motion picture The Drop, from Fox Searchlight Pictures directed by Michaël Roskam, screenplay by Dennis Lehane, and starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini.

Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman looking for something to believe in. As their relationship grows, they cross paths with the Chechen mafia; a man grown dangerous with age and thwarted hopes; two hapless stick-up artists; a very curious cop; and the original owner of the puppy, who wants his dog back. . . .


  • Ripoff

    By nknam takn
    An overpriced short story. Good read.
  • Great Quick Read

    By Leagle1
    This was a Quick read, but very captivating. The character development and pacing were excellent.
  • Fun Read

    By ramsey1717
    Good book. Quick and fun read. Great ending.
  • Good stuff.

    By FatherGoalie
    I really liked this one. Short and concise. Not as detailed as some of his earlier stuff, but the plot is great. Characters are few and somewhat underdeveloped. I was entertained the whole read. Nothing boring, just to the point and with it. I recommend this one.
  • Just okay

    By DGWrites2
    Not the excellent writing I expect of Lehane. A pretty good plot, but doesn't have the meat or complexity of The Given Day, Live by Night or Mystic River. The sentences are short and choppy and the transitions poor. This reminds me of an old drugstore novel, written for someone of a low reading level who wants an easy mystery/crime story. Okay as a script I guess, but not developed enough for a novel. Will be interesting to see the film.