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Mystic River

by Dennis Lehane

Mystic River Synopsis

There are threads in our lives. You pull one, and everything else gets affected. When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up their street. One boy got in the car, two did not, and something terrible happened - something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever. Twenty-five years later, Sean Devine is a homicide detective. Jimmy Marcus is an ex-con who owns a corner store. And Dave Boyle is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay -demons that urge him to do horrific things. When Jimmy Marcus' daughter is found murdered, Sean Devine is assigned to the case. His personal life unravelling, he must go back into a world he thought he'd left behind to confront not only the violence of the present but the nightmares of his past. His investigation brings him into conflict with Jimmy Marcus, who finds his old criminal impulses tempt him to solve the crime with brutal justice. And then there is Dave Boyle, who came home the night Jimmy's daughter died covered in someone else's blood...

Mystic River Press Reviews

Lehane's best book by far. Like all his writing, it shimmers with great dialogue and a complex view of the world * Newsweek * One of the greats of crime writing * Guardian * Heart-scorching... penetrating... a powerhouse of a novel * The New York Times Book Review * Enormously impressive: page-turning but thoughtful; moving in its sad inevitability... One of the finest novels I've read in ages -- Peter Guttridge * Observer * Get Dennis Lehane's Mystic River. Boy, does he know how to write -- Elmore Leonard

Book Information

ISBN: 9780553818246
Publication date: 1st September 2006
Author: Dennis Lehane
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 528 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane was born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He has written seven novels, A DRINK BEFORE THE WAR, DARKNESS, TAKE MY HAND, SACRED, GONE BABY GONE, PRAYERS FOR RAIN, MYSTIC RIVER, SHUTTER ISLAND and a short story collection, CORONADO. MYSTIC RIVER was turned into an Oscar-nominated film, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon and Tim Robbins. Before becoming a full-time writer, Mr Lehane worked as a counsellor with mentally handicapped and abused children, waited tables, parked cars, drove limos, worked in bookstores, and loaded tractor-trailers. His one regret is that no one ever gave him ...

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