This book kept in its grip from the beginning to the end. I had trouble making it through sometimes, because it is so graphic and children are involved. As a parent it made me think, more than I wanted to about the reality of child abduction. I would recommend this book, but know that it is very graphic in places and it will stay with you.
Four year old Amanda McCready disappeared from her bedroom one night while her mother was next door visiting a neighbor. At least that's what her distracted, chain-smoking drug using mother, Helene, says. When Amanda's Aunt and Uncle want a little bit more attention paid to Amanda's disappearance than Helene does, private investigators, Gennaro and Kenzie agree to take the case. When they start digging around for clues, they find themselves surrounded by disreputable characters, drugs, money, filth and dead decaying bodies.
This book is a good read but not for the faint hearted.
Probably my favorite of this wonderful series by Lehane (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro). Please do not be turned off of these books by the movie that was made. The movie was a decent representation of the events in this book, but didn't even touch on character development and all of the personality behind the two main characters, and that is what makes these books great.
Probably one of the best in the Patrick Kenzie/Angels Gennaro Series, you really dont know where this on is going until the end.
A gut-wrenching story of little children being abducted/kidnapped. But the story goes further than that; it delves into the lives of those who shouldn't have had children in the first place and those who want to see justice done. Disturbing but sadly believable.