Book Reviews of Darkness, Take My Hand

Darkness, Take My Hand
Darkness Take My Hand
Author: Dennis Lehane
ISBN-13: 9780688143800
ISBN-10: 0688143806
Publication Date: 7/12/1996
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a really good book. I'd suggest reading the series from the beginning (this is the second; start with A Drink Before the War). I love Dennis Lehane's writing.
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Helpful Score: 3
Chilling
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is full of suspense and mystery. A must for the mystery reader.
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Helpful Score: 2
All Dennis Lehane's Patrick Kenzie/Angela Gennaro novels are great. Fast reads . I loved it.
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Helpful Score: 2
By the author of Mystic River, this stunning mystery 'chills to the bone.'
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Helpful Score: 2
Ranked as a top modern mystery novel, this book puts you again in the hands of the Dorchester detectives that the author introduced in A Drink Before the War. "Crime literature" is what the commentators call it - I just think it's an interesting book to read.
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Helpful Score: 2
A very tight mystery with remarkably believable protagonists - Love these two
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Helpful Score: 2
Another good story from Dennis Lehane
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved the Kenzie series. I like his loyal, if eccentric, friends. I do hope there will be more!
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Helpful Score: 1
I read this years ago when it came out. As I pulled it off the shelf to list here on the site, I found a note I wrote on the business card I'd used as a bookmark. Here's what it says:

"Don't read this book. It's dehumanizing, violent, gory, and bleak. It's so dark you need a laser to punch any light throught to it. Skip it."

My opinion hasn't changed.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another exciting crime story featuring Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. This one gets real personal for both of them, involving family and friends. A terrifying tale of darkness and redemption.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent Book. As are all Lehane Novels
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Helpful Score: 1
I read this years ago when it came out. As I pulled it off the shelf to list here on the site, I found a note I wrote on the business card I'd used as a bookmark. Here's what it says:

"Don't read this book. It's dehumanizing, violent, gory, and bleak. It's so dark you need a laser to punch any light throught to it. Skip it."

My opinion hasn't changed.
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Helpful Score: 1
2nd in this series and I liked it a lot!! The characters are well-written and the story is suspenseful.
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Helpful Score: 1
Dennis Lehane has earned his reputation as the boldest new voice in detective fiction with stunning, exploseive novels featurning Kenzie & Gennaro. --- I thought this book was very interesting since I've moved to Boston & so much of the action is around the area. Very scary book for a detective novel.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good story telling
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Helpful Score: 1
I love Dennis Lehane. this one is not his best but it is still a quick , entertaining read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Not as dark as Mystic River (my favorite of his) but a gritty thriller
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I picked up this paperback because my curiosity was stimulated by watching Mystic River, the film based on another LeHane novel. Darkness, Take My Hand did not disappoint. Different characters, same setting, and identical sense of insanity and irredeemable evil. LeHane's prose is intelligent and witty without being overbearing, a welcome change from many other authors who crank out formulaic , hackneyed language and stories in the crime genre. LeHane's descriptions jump right off the page at you. His characters are so human, so intense, their dialogue so sharp, that it's almost like watching a movie in your mind. There isn't a wasted word in this book. The suspense starts to build on page 1, and never lets up, becoming more and more menacing with each subsequent chapter. This is a stay-up-late read to finish only when you're NOT alone in the night.
LeHane's other works top my summer reading list. I'd love to see what he could do in a different genre.
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Another great Patrick Kenzie & Angela Gennaro read. I think I have read them all now.
Always a real page turner for me. Love them all !!
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I read this years ago when it came out. As I pulled it off the shelf to list here on the site, I found a note I wrote on the business card I'd used as a bookmark. Here's what it says:

"Don't read this book. It's dehumanizing, violent, gory, and bleak. It's so dark you need a laser to punch any light throught to it. Skip it."

My opinion hasn't changed.
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classic Lehane. Very quick page turner.
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The first of Dennis LeHane's Gennaro/Kenzie series is very good. Each book that follows in the series gets better and better. The Gennaro/Kenzie series is a must read for any detective type series.
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Dennis is an incredible talent and has risen, yet again, to the challenge of keeping Patrick and Angie in top form. This novel is compelling, exciting, heart rending, and fills the reader with righteous indignation... Just like it should. A great read!
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I would recommend reading A Drink Before the War before Darkness, Take My Hand because ADBTW is the first book in the Kenzie/Gennaro series and it is a great book. But DTMH is even better. Do not miss it. Clear your calendar because you won't be able to put it down. Not only is it a thrilling ride about a team of serial killers in Boston with links to private investigator Patrick Kenzie (Warning...not for the faint of heart) it is a well crafted book. Scary, suspensful, and fast paced.
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Boston at its worst - full of murder.