Dennis Lehane goes back to his start, with Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, who twelve years on find themselves involved once again with Amanda McCready, picking up threads from Gone Baby Gone. Life has changed in many ways for these two, now married and parents. Thankfully, Lehane hasn't, with a thriller that delivers all the way through. You couldn't ask for a grittier trek through the streets of Boston, a satisfying trip to the very end.— Ed, Atlanta
“Patrick and Angie are back, and so are the consequences from decisions they made years ago in the Gone, Baby, Gone case. The same child, Amanda McCready, now 16, has disappeared and the pair of P.I.s vow this time will be different when they track her down. Lehane is a master at exploring -- yet not answering or resolving -- difficult issues of morality and individual and social responsibility, all while giving the reader great dialogue, unexpected plot twists, and unforgettable characters. This is a sequel worthy of its predecessor.”
— Leslie Reiner, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL
Amanda McCready was four years old when she vanished from her blue-collar Boston neighborhood. Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro risked everything to find her only to orchestrate her return to a neglectful mother and broken home.
Twelve years later, Amanda, now sixteen, is gone again.
The disappearance of little Amanda was the case that troubled Kenzie and Gennaro more than any other. Still haunted by their consciences, they must now revisit the nightmare that once tore them apart following the trail of a lost teenager into a world of identity thieves, methamphetamine dealers, and Russian gangsters, right up to the doorstep of a dangerously unstable crime boss and his demented wife. Once again Patrick and Angie will be putting everything that matters to them on the line in pursuit of the answer to the burning question: Is it possible to do the right thing and still be dead wrong?