Prayers for Rain by Dennis Lehane

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When a former client jumps naked from a Boston landmark, Private Investigator Patrick Kenzie wants to know why. Once a perky young woman in love with life, her suicide is the final fall in a spiral of self-destruction.

What Kenzie discovers is a sadistic stalker who targeted the woman and methodically drove her to her death – a monster that the law can’t touch. But Kenzie can. He and his former partner, Angela Gennaro, will fight a mind-twisting battle against the psychopath, even as he turns tricks on them…

Prayers for Rain is another superior thriller from Dennis Lehane, the bestselling and acclaimed author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Gone, Baby, Gone.


About Dennis Lehane

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Dennis Lehane is the author of nine novels—including the New York Times bestsellers Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He and his wife, Angie, divide their time between Boston and the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Religion & Spirituality, Action & Adventure, Political & Social Sciences, Crime. Fiction

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Either Karen’s friends and family don’t know anything about the shadow that fell across her life or they’re afraid to talk about it, and the sequel shows that their fears aren’t in vain.

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Lehane's sense of place is acute, and his ear is finely attuned to the voices of Boston's many neighborhoods, as Patrick and Angie trace Karen's downward spiral, from the exclusive, cobbled streets of Beacon Hill to the wharves and bars of the North End.

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In his fifth mystery in a celebrated series, author Dennis Lehane (Gone, Baby, Gone) shows a gift for stringing out scenes and creating tension—sexual, homicidal, you name it—that makes a reader eager to find out what comes next as Kenzie puzzles his way toward a sadistic killer.

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