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
Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane delivers an explosive tale of integrity and vengeance heralding the long-awaited return of private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro.
Amanda McCready was four years old when she vanished from a Boston neighborhood. Kenzie and Gennaro risked everything to find her only to orchestrate her return to a neglectful mother and broken home.
Amanda, now sixteen, is gone again.
Haunted by their consciences, Kenzie and Gennaro revisit the case that troubled them the most. Their search leads them into a world of identity thieves, methamphetamine dealers, an unstable crime boss and his demented wife, a priceless artifact, and a Russian gangster. In their fight to confront the past and find Amanda, Kenzie and Gennaro will be forced to question if it's possible to do the wrongthing and still be right or do the right thing and be wrong.