02 January 2011

Moonlight Mile ~ Dennis Lehane

Continuation of “Gone, Baby, Gone” .. a Kenzie & Gennaro novel.
Cliched and predictable.

While it is a continuation, happening a few years after the kidnapping of Amanda in Gone Baby Gone, it is a stand alone. But I feel that if this was your introduction to the detective partnership of Patrick and Angie you wouldn’t be that impressed.

Not a fav. Did he return to his popular detectives to please fans or refill his bank account? There is a lot of aggressive commentary re the Global Financial Crisis so maybe this was his inspiration or the impetus ... I don’t recall much political statement in previous works (so maybe he lost his nest egg with stock market collapse).

A pleasing holiday read with lots of threads - disappearance of Amanda, drugs, Russians, baby farming ... a little bit for everyone.