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Gone, Baby, Gone 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 existedThen another child disappears Dennis Lehane takes you into a world of triple crosses, elaborate lies, and shrouded motives, where the villains may be moral than the victims, the missing should possibly stay missing, and those who go looking for them may not come back aliveSettle 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 ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Book Lover By Jennifer Kaufman ❤ – 9facts.co.uk abducted from her bed on a warm ❮Epub❯ ➣ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector ➢ Author Delores Fossen – 9facts.co.uk summer night They meet her stoned out [BOOKS] ⚣ Kholodovs Last Mistress Author Kate Hewitt – 9facts.co.uk strangely apathetic mother ➿ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) Gratuit ➶ Auteur Carole Mortimer – 9facts.co.uk her loving aunt and uncle ❮Read❯ ➪ If the Stiletto Fits... Author Wendy Etherington – 9facts.co.uk the mother s dangerous [PDF] ✑ What Phoebe Wants (Harlequin Flipside, By Cindi Myers – 9facts.co.uk drug addled friends [Download] ➵ Ruthlessly Royal (Self-Made Millionaires Author Robyn Donald – 9facts.co.uk 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 [PDF] ✍ An Amish Family Christmas ✸ Marta Perry – 9facts.co.uk rabid news coverage ❰Read❯ ➭ Interrupted Lullaby Author Dana R. Lynn – 9facts.co.uk and dogged police work [EPUB] ✷ Gift-Wrapped Governess By Sophia James – 9facts.co.uk the investigation repeatedly hits a brick wall Led into a world of drug dealers [Read] ➬ Vows of Revenge ➵ Dani Collins – 9facts.co.uk child molesters ❰Read❯ ➵ Not a Fairy Tale Author Romy Sommer – 9facts.co.uk and merciless executioners [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Midwife and the Single Dad By Gill Sanderson – 9facts.co.uk 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 [Reading] ➷ Small-Town Billionaire ➭ Renee Andrews – 9facts.co.uk and worst ❰Read❯ ➲ A Convenient Marriage Author Maggie Cox – 9facts.co.uk when it comes to raising children And as the Indian summer fades and the autumn chill deepens ➵ [Read] ➱ A French Pirouette By Jennifer Bohnet ➿ – 9facts.co.uk Amanda McCready stays gone [EPUB] ✻ The Doctors Courageous Bride Author Dianne Drake – 9facts.co.uk banished so completely that she seems never to have existedThen another child disappears Dennis Lehane takes you into a world of triple crosses ➳ [Reading] ➶ The Demure Miss Manning By Amanda McCabe ➩ – 9facts.co.uk elaborate lies ➹ [Read] ➵ Her Christmas Guardian Protective Instincts By Shirlee McCoy ➼ – 9facts.co.uk and shrouded motives ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☃ The Singalong Society for Singletons Author Katey Lovell – 9facts.co.uk where the villains may be moral than the victims ❰Read❯ ➲ The Bodyguard Author Rhonda Nelson – 9facts.co.uk the missing should possibly stay missing ☄ [PDF / Epub] ☃ A Doctor for the Nanny By Leigh Bale ✓ – 9facts.co.uk and those who go looking for them may not come back aliveSettle in and turn off the phone From its haunting opening to its shocking climax [PDF] ✪ Sex, Lies and Designer Shoes By Kimberly Van Meter – 9facts.co.uk Gone ❧ Cinderella And The Ceo free download ➛ Author Susan Meier – 9facts.co.uk Baby ❴BOOKS❵ ✬ The Single Dads Marriage Wish Author Carol Marinelli – 9facts.co.uk Gone is certain to be one of the most thrilling ❴KINDLE❵ ✿ Savage Courtship (Harlequin Presents, No 1744) Author Susan Napier – 9facts.co.uk talked about suspense novels you read this year Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane is a 1999 Harper publication I must make a few confessions up front 1 I saw the movie version of this title a long time ago and it was so good, I ve always wanted to read the book, because, of course, the book is always better 2 I haven t read as many books by this author as I thought 3 This is my first foray into the Kenzie Gennaro series In fact, I didn t even know this book was a part of a series, until now.I make these confessions with shaking hand Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane is a 1999 Harper publication I must make a few confessions up front 1 I saw the movie version of this title a long time ago and it was so good, I ve always wanted to read the book, because, of course, the book is always better 2 I haven t read as many books by this author as I thought 3 This is my first foray into the Kenzie Gennaro series In fact, I didn t even know this book was a part of a series, until now.I make these confessions with shaking hands since I m sure my admission is tantamount to religious sacrilege to some folks, but hey, you have to start somewhere I was immensely curious how the book would differ from the movie, since Hollywood is notorious for taking liberties and on many occasions they flub the whole thing up But, surprisingly the book and movie matched up, with only a few small differences All the same, the book was better, as I knew it would be, as it paints a fardetailed and emotional rendition, which had me enthralled, and gave me an even greater respect for this author When Amanda disappears, her Aunt Beatrice hires the PI team of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro to find her The case winds up consuming the couple to the point of obsession, always at the forefront of their lives, until another child goes missing Well, what can you say This was one incredible story and one that has sparked some rather heated debate in my household, all of us holding strong feelings on how the situation could have been handled While there is the obvious black and white answer, there are surely those among you who fall into that gray area, where your mind and logic tells you one thing, while your heart is telling you another But, no matter which way you slice it, this is one very twisty rollercoaster ride, spotlighting human flaws, and what one does to cope with the world, and how there are never easy answers to many of life s questions Sometimes the wrong thing feels like the right thing, in a twisted way that only makes sense when you are living in that moment Those choices could backfire, or not, depending on the situation, could lead to regret, or no regrets But, a tangled web has been woven, and good people become unwitting pawns in a convoluted scheme, and a price must be paid, a very high price, as it turns out This story stayed with me a long time and I still run the details over in mind on occasion, still feel sickened by what happened, and still feel conflicted by the decisions made When a novel really grabs you, affects your emotions, plays tricks on your mind, and breaks your heart, leaving a lasting impression, well, that s what great storytelling is all about, and this author sure knows how to weave a tale 5 stars Each day in this country, twenty three hundred children are reported missing Kenzie and Angie don t really want to take this case A missing four year old girl that was taken from her home, while her drugged out mom is supposedly next door at her friend s house watching tv The mom did not even lock the door She was in such a hurry that she just left it open With her child inside I didn t want to find Amanda McCready I wanted someone else to.But maybe because I d become as caught up in t Each day in this country, twenty three hundred children are reported missing Kenzie and Angie don t really want to take this case A missing four year old girl that was taken from her home, while her drugged out mom is supposedly next door at her friend s house watching tv The mom did not even lock the door She was in such a hurry that she just left it open With her child inside I didn t want to find Amanda McCready I wanted someone else to.But maybe because I d become as caught up in this case over the last few days as the rest of the city, or maybe because it had happened here in my neighborhood, or maybe just because four year old and missing aren t words that should go together in the same sentence.They do end up taking the case and team up with a couple of cops that are on the case Their old classmate Cheese may factor into the child s disappearance A drug deal gone bad where money is taken and the child suffers the consequences Or is thereto the story So many twists and turns in this book Then just when I thought I had somewhat figured it out I got slammed against the wall This book makes you question right and wrongs in the world Should things be so black and white I don t know the answers to these questions and Dennis Lehane I sorta hate you for putting all this in my head I just don t have anywords for this book I was just going to throw up five stars and walk away Just read this series Hug your kids Facades, no matter how well built, usually come down And then depression set in.This book wrecked me the first time I read it It was almost like having post traumatic stress syndrome I found myself staring blankly at the walls for days after I finished it the first time I felt like calling my sister and telling her to keep my young niece locked in the house until she was at least 25 I remember meeting a friend for beers shortly after I finished it, and that he asked me what was wrong When I tried to explain, he was skeptical You re really And then depression set in.This book wrecked me the first time I read it It was almost like having post traumatic stress syndrome I found myself staring blankly at the walls for days after I finished it the first time I felt like calling my sister and telling her to keep my young niece locked in the house until she was at least 25 I remember meeting a friend for beers shortly after I finished it, and that he asked me what was wrong When I tried to explain, he was skeptical You re really this bummed over a book And yes, I was that bummed over a book.Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro have had enough of the crazy ass violence that has surrounded them for three novels They still run their detective agency, but they re strictly doing routine jobs with no chance of anyone getting hurt They re also finally relatively happy with their lives.That changes when they get hired to look for Amanda McCready, a 4 year old girl who has been missing for days The cops and media are all over it, but Amanda s aunt and uncle want Patrick and Angie to join the search The detectives are reluctant, partly because they don t think that they can do anything that the cops aren t doing already, and partly because neither of them is anxious to sign on for what is almost surely going to be a case that ends badly However, the aunt s desperate request for help gets the better of them By the end of it all, they ll really wish they would have just gone on vacation.At this point, you re probably thinking, Kemper, you dumb bastard You read a book about a child abduction by Dennis Lehane, a guy you knew wasn t exactly Mr Giggles Were you really expecting a happy ending Yes, I knew it was probably going to be a depressing story, but while I had braced myself for all kinds of terrible things happening to kids and terrible things do happen , I wasn t ready for thebanal cruelty and neglect that Lehane sprinkled the book with in regards to how some people treat their children.Amanda s mother, Helene, is a barfly and small time doper who doesn t do anything really bad enough to technically qualify as abuse, but Amanda was usually left to entertain herself in front of the TV It s the tiny details that are heartbreaking like when Patrick checks out Amanda s room and finds a mattress on the floor, few toys, and no books of any kind, not even coloring books Or when they talk to the people on Amanda s t ball team and everyone notes how she s the quietest kid around who acts like she s used to being ignored You d have to be one cold bastard not to be saddened by it.This is one of the best crime novels I ve read Maybe even the best But you won t be skipping down the street and whistling any time soon after you read it A Few Thoughts on the Movie Version I was not a fan of Ben Affleck I thought he was a complete goober, and that Matt Damon must have wrote most of Good Will Hunting because I couldn t imagine that Ben could read, let alone write anything When I heard that he was going to be one of the people writing the adapted screenplay and directing the movie version of one of my favorite books, they probably heard my screams of outrage in Hollywood When he cast his brother Casey as Patrick, I exhausted my extensive vocabulary of profanity and swore I d never see the movie.Wow I was definitely wrong on that one The movie version is not only one of the best crime novel adaptations I ve seen, it s just an incredibly good movie, period And Ben Affleck s recent adaptation of another book The Town is also a very good flick so the guy has some very real skills What surprised me most is that Affleck made a couple of very smart changes from the book to the movie He revised Patrick and Angie from veteran smart ass gun fighting private detectives to a couple of kids who mostly track down people skipping out on bills That allowed him to introduce the audience to them, and really gave weight to the idea that these were two characters in way over their heads.Affleck also tightened up the story to the point that I d almost call it an improvement over the book s plot That s incredibly rare My only complaints are that Angie didn t come across as Angie like in the film version although she still gets one of her best Big Damn Hero moments in the film , and that Bubba has a much smaller role Plus, Bubba is portrayedas just a bad ass street guy rather than the one man army he is in the book, but again, it works perfectly with the way Affleck chose to tell the story Now that he s adapted two crime novels into top notch movies, I m ready to start my own chapter of the Ben Affleck fan club Just as long as he doesn t do anyMichael Bay movies This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here When Beatrice McReady approaches PIs Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro to help find her missing niece, Amanda, the prospects do not look good But Patrick and Angie work with the local missing child unit, bringing in their regular cast of colorful associates to lend their able and sometimes bloody hands There are the usual misdirections, cul de sacs and things that just do not make sense Casey Affleck as Patrick Kenzie and Michelle Monaghan as Angie Gennaro VERY LARGE view spoiler Ultimately When Beatrice McReady approaches PIs Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro to help find her missing niece, Amanda, the prospects do not look good But Patrick and Angie work with the local missing child unit, bringing in their regular cast of colorful associates to lend their able and sometimes bloody hands There are the usual misdirections, cul de sacs and things that just do not make sense Casey Affleck as Patrick Kenzie and Michelle Monaghan as Angie Gennaro VERY LARGE view spoiler Ultimately, it turns out that the missing child cops are involved in taking children from problem homes and placing them with discrete families including their own where the children can be raised with love and a decent level of material comfort This creates issues as Patrick must decide whether to turn in the criminal cops when doing so will mean that children at risk will be returned to awful birth parents hide spoiler Beware.A typical, well done Kenzie and Gennaro tale Instead of child abuse, he is doing child neglect as the primary thread, but he manages to focus also on horrific child abuse by a psychotic couple, returning to his favorite crime EXTRA STUFFLinks to the author s personal, Twitter and FB pagesOther books by Lehane I have read reviewedKenzie and Gennaro A Drink Before War 1 Darkness, Take My Hand 2 Sacred 3 Prayers for Rain 5 Moonlight Mile 6The Coughlin Series The Given Day Live by Night World Gone ByRead, but not Reviewed Mystic River a masterpiece Shutter Island not

    ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Book Lover By Jennifer Kaufman ❤ – 9facts.co.uk abducted from her bed on a warm ❮Epub❯ ➣ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector ➢ Author Delores Fossen – 9facts.co.uk summer night They meet her stoned out [BOOKS] ⚣ Kholodovs Last Mistress Author Kate Hewitt – 9facts.co.uk strangely apathetic mother ➿ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) Gratuit ➶ Auteur Carole Mortimer – 9facts.co.uk her loving aunt and uncle ❮Read❯ ➪ If the Stiletto Fits... Author Wendy Etherington – 9facts.co.uk the mother s dangerous [PDF] ✑ What Phoebe Wants (Harlequin Flipside, By Cindi Myers – 9facts.co.uk drug addled friends [Download] ➵ Ruthlessly Royal (Self-Made Millionaires Author Robyn Donald – 9facts.co.uk 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 [PDF] ✍ An Amish Family Christmas ✸ Marta Perry – 9facts.co.uk rabid news coverage ❰Read❯ ➭ Interrupted Lullaby Author Dana R. Lynn – 9facts.co.uk and dogged police work [EPUB] ✷ Gift-Wrapped Governess By Sophia James – 9facts.co.uk the investigation repeatedly hits a brick wall Led into a world of drug dealers [Read] ➬ Vows of Revenge ➵ Dani Collins – 9facts.co.uk child molesters ❰Read❯ ➵ Not a Fairy Tale Author Romy Sommer – 9facts.co.uk and merciless executioners [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Midwife and the Single Dad By Gill Sanderson – 9facts.co.uk 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 [Reading] ➷ Small-Town Billionaire ➭ Renee Andrews – 9facts.co.uk and worst ❰Read❯ ➲ A Convenient Marriage Author Maggie Cox – 9facts.co.uk when it comes to raising children And as the Indian summer fades and the autumn chill deepens ➵ [Read] ➱ A French Pirouette By Jennifer Bohnet ➿ – 9facts.co.uk Amanda McCready stays gone [EPUB] ✻ The Doctors Courageous Bride Author Dianne Drake – 9facts.co.uk banished so completely that she seems never to have existedThen another child disappears Dennis Lehane takes you into a world of triple crosses ➳ [Reading] ➶ The Demure Miss Manning By Amanda McCabe ➩ – 9facts.co.uk elaborate lies ➹ [Read] ➵ Her Christmas Guardian Protective Instincts By Shirlee McCoy ➼ – 9facts.co.uk and shrouded motives ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☃ The Singalong Society for Singletons Author Katey Lovell – 9facts.co.uk where the villains may be moral than the victims ❰Read❯ ➲ The Bodyguard Author Rhonda Nelson – 9facts.co.uk the missing should possibly stay missing ☄ [PDF / Epub] ☃ A Doctor for the Nanny By Leigh Bale ✓ – 9facts.co.uk and those who go looking for them may not come back aliveSettle in and turn off the phone From its haunting opening to its shocking climax [PDF] ✪ Sex, Lies and Designer Shoes By Kimberly Van Meter – 9facts.co.uk Gone ❧ Cinderella And The Ceo free download ➛ Author Susan Meier – 9facts.co.uk Baby ❴BOOKS❵ ✬ The Single Dads Marriage Wish Author Carol Marinelli – 9facts.co.uk Gone is certain to be one of the most thrilling ❴KINDLE❵ ✿ Savage Courtship (Harlequin Presents, No 1744) Author Susan Napier – 9facts.co.uk talked about suspense novels you read this year Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane is a 1999 Harper publication I must make a few confessions up front 1 I saw the movie version of this title a long time ago and it was so good, I ve always wanted to read the book, because, of course, the book is always better 2 I haven t read as many books by this author as I thought 3 This is my first foray into the Kenzie Gennaro series In fact, I didn t even know this book was a part of a series, until now.I make these confessions with shaking hand Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane is a 1999 Harper publication I must make a few confessions up front 1 I saw the movie version of this title a long time ago and it was so good, I ve always wanted to read the book, because, of course, the book is always better 2 I haven t read as many books by this author as I thought 3 This is my first foray into the Kenzie Gennaro series In fact, I didn t even know this book was a part of a series, until now.I make these confessions with shaking hands since I m sure my admission is tantamount to religious sacrilege to some folks, but hey, you have to start somewhere I was immensely curious how the book would differ from the movie, since Hollywood is notorious for taking liberties and on many occasions they flub the whole thing up But, surprisingly the book and movie matched up, with only a few small differences All the same, the book was better, as I knew it would be, as it paints a fardetailed and emotional rendition, which had me enthralled, and gave me an even greater respect for this author When Amanda disappears, her Aunt Beatrice hires the PI team of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro to find her The case winds up consuming the couple to the point of obsession, always at the forefront of their lives, until another child goes missing Well, what can you say This was one incredible story and one that has sparked some rather heated debate in my household, all of us holding strong feelings on how the situation could have been handled While there is the obvious black and white answer, there are surely those among you who fall into that gray area, where your mind and logic tells you one thing, while your heart is telling you another But, no matter which way you slice it, this is one very twisty rollercoaster ride, spotlighting human flaws, and what one does to cope with the world, and how there are never easy answers to many of life s questions Sometimes the wrong thing feels like the right thing, in a twisted way that only makes sense when you are living in that moment Those choices could backfire, or not, depending on the situation, could lead to regret, or no regrets But, a tangled web has been woven, and good people become unwitting pawns in a convoluted scheme, and a price must be paid, a very high price, as it turns out This story stayed with me a long time and I still run the details over in mind on occasion, still feel sickened by what happened, and still feel conflicted by the decisions made When a novel really grabs you, affects your emotions, plays tricks on your mind, and breaks your heart, leaving a lasting impression, well, that s what great storytelling is all about, and this author sure knows how to weave a tale 5 stars Each day in this country, twenty three hundred children are reported missing Kenzie and Angie don t really want to take this case A missing four year old girl that was taken from her home, while her drugged out mom is supposedly next door at her friend s house watching tv The mom did not even lock the door She was in such a hurry that she just left it open With her child inside I didn t want to find Amanda McCready I wanted someone else to.But maybe because I d become as caught up in t Each day in this country, twenty three hundred children are reported missing Kenzie and Angie don t really want to take this case A missing four year old girl that was taken from her home, while her drugged out mom is supposedly next door at her friend s house watching tv The mom did not even lock the door She was in such a hurry that she just left it open With her child inside I didn t want to find Amanda McCready I wanted someone else to.But maybe because I d become as caught up in this case over the last few days as the rest of the city, or maybe because it had happened here in my neighborhood, or maybe just because four year old and missing aren t words that should go together in the same sentence.They do end up taking the case and team up with a couple of cops that are on the case Their old classmate Cheese may factor into the child s disappearance A drug deal gone bad where money is taken and the child suffers the consequences Or is thereto the story So many twists and turns in this book Then just when I thought I had somewhat figured it out I got slammed against the wall This book makes you question right and wrongs in the world Should things be so black and white I don t know the answers to these questions and Dennis Lehane I sorta hate you for putting all this in my head I just don t have anywords for this book I was just going to throw up five stars and walk away Just read this series Hug your kids Facades, no matter how well built, usually come down And then depression set in.This book wrecked me the first time I read it It was almost like having post traumatic stress syndrome I found myself staring blankly at the walls for days after I finished it the first time I felt like calling my sister and telling her to keep my young niece locked in the house until she was at least 25 I remember meeting a friend for beers shortly after I finished it, and that he asked me what was wrong When I tried to explain, he was skeptical You re really And then depression set in.This book wrecked me the first time I read it It was almost like having post traumatic stress syndrome I found myself staring blankly at the walls for days after I finished it the first time I felt like calling my sister and telling her to keep my young niece locked in the house until she was at least 25 I remember meeting a friend for beers shortly after I finished it, and that he asked me what was wrong When I tried to explain, he was skeptical You re really this bummed over a book And yes, I was that bummed over a book.Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro have had enough of the crazy ass violence that has surrounded them for three novels They still run their detective agency, but they re strictly doing routine jobs with no chance of anyone getting hurt They re also finally relatively happy with their lives.That changes when they get hired to look for Amanda McCready, a 4 year old girl who has been missing for days The cops and media are all over it, but Amanda s aunt and uncle want Patrick and Angie to join the search The detectives are reluctant, partly because they don t think that they can do anything that the cops aren t doing already, and partly because neither of them is anxious to sign on for what is almost surely going to be a case that ends badly However, the aunt s desperate request for help gets the better of them By the end of it all, they ll really wish they would have just gone on vacation.At this point, you re probably thinking, Kemper, you dumb bastard You read a book about a child abduction by Dennis Lehane, a guy you knew wasn t exactly Mr Giggles Were you really expecting a happy ending Yes, I knew it was probably going to be a depressing story, but while I had braced myself for all kinds of terrible things happening to kids and terrible things do happen , I wasn t ready for thebanal cruelty and neglect that Lehane sprinkled the book with in regards to how some people treat their children.Amanda s mother, Helene, is a barfly and small time doper who doesn t do anything really bad enough to technically qualify as abuse, but Amanda was usually left to entertain herself in front of the TV It s the tiny details that are heartbreaking like when Patrick checks out Amanda s room and finds a mattress on the floor, few toys, and no books of any kind, not even coloring books Or when they talk to the people on Amanda s t ball team and everyone notes how she s the quietest kid around who acts like she s used to being ignored You d have to be one cold bastard not to be saddened by it.This is one of the best crime novels I ve read Maybe even the best But you won t be skipping down the street and whistling any time soon after you read it A Few Thoughts on the Movie Version I was not a fan of Ben Affleck I thought he was a complete goober, and that Matt Damon must have wrote most of Good Will Hunting because I couldn t imagine that Ben could read, let alone write anything When I heard that he was going to be one of the people writing the adapted screenplay and directing the movie version of one of my favorite books, they probably heard my screams of outrage in Hollywood When he cast his brother Casey as Patrick, I exhausted my extensive vocabulary of profanity and swore I d never see the movie.Wow I was definitely wrong on that one The movie version is not only one of the best crime novel adaptations I ve seen, it s just an incredibly good movie, period And Ben Affleck s recent adaptation of another book The Town is also a very good flick so the guy has some very real skills What surprised me most is that Affleck made a couple of very smart changes from the book to the movie He revised Patrick and Angie from veteran smart ass gun fighting private detectives to a couple of kids who mostly track down people skipping out on bills That allowed him to introduce the audience to them, and really gave weight to the idea that these were two characters in way over their heads.Affleck also tightened up the story to the point that I d almost call it an improvement over the book s plot That s incredibly rare My only complaints are that Angie didn t come across as Angie like in the film version although she still gets one of her best Big Damn Hero moments in the film , and that Bubba has a much smaller role Plus, Bubba is portrayedas just a bad ass street guy rather than the one man army he is in the book, but again, it works perfectly with the way Affleck chose to tell the story Now that he s adapted two crime novels into top notch movies, I m ready to start my own chapter of the Ben Affleck fan club Just as long as he doesn t do anyMichael Bay movies This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here When Beatrice McReady approaches PIs Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro to help find her missing niece, Amanda, the prospects do not look good But Patrick and Angie work with the local missing child unit, bringing in their regular cast of colorful associates to lend their able and sometimes bloody hands There are the usual misdirections, cul de sacs and things that just do not make sense Casey Affleck as Patrick Kenzie and Michelle Monaghan as Angie Gennaro VERY LARGE view spoiler Ultimately When Beatrice McReady approaches PIs Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro to help find her missing niece, Amanda, the prospects do not look good But Patrick and Angie work with the local missing child unit, bringing in their regular cast of colorful associates to lend their able and sometimes bloody hands There are the usual misdirections, cul de sacs and things that just do not make sense Casey Affleck as Patrick Kenzie and Michelle Monaghan as Angie Gennaro VERY LARGE view spoiler Ultimately, it turns out that the missing child cops are involved in taking children from problem homes and placing them with discrete families including their own where the children can be raised with love and a decent level of material comfort This creates issues as Patrick must decide whether to turn in the criminal cops when doing so will mean that children at risk will be returned to awful birth parents hide spoiler Beware.A typical, well done Kenzie and Gennaro tale Instead of child abuse, he is doing child neglect as the primary thread, but he manages to focus also on horrific child abuse by a psychotic couple, returning to his favorite crime EXTRA STUFFLinks to the author s personal, Twitter and FB pagesOther books by Lehane I have read reviewedKenzie and Gennaro A Drink Before War 1 Darkness, Take My Hand 2 Sacred 3 Prayers for Rain 5 Moonlight Mile 6The Coughlin Series The Given Day Live by Night World Gone ByRead, but not Reviewed Mystic River a masterpiece Shutter Island not"/>
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 412 pages
  • Gone, Baby, Gone
  • Dennis Lehane
  • English
  • 06 September 2018
  • 0380730359

About the Author: Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane born Aug 4th, 1966 is an American author He has written several novels, including the New York Times bestseller Mystic River, which was later made into an Academy Award winning film, also called Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon Lehane can be briefly seen waving from a car in the parade scene at the end of the film The novel was a finalist for the PEN Winship Award and won the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best Novel, the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction, and France s Prix Mystere de la Critique.


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