Dennis LeHane is my favorite author and this book is very well written and a great read. Kenzie investigates the "suicide" of a former client who was perky and full of life when he knew her six months ago. He finds a sadistic stalker is involved.
This is a short mystery (two cassettes) that I enjoyed in one 'sitting'. It has violence but characters that one instinctively likes. A man/women PI team and their heavy-handed side-kick (war vet with many killing skills) set out to learn why a young woman killed herself when she gave no indication only six months before of any depression or self-destructive tendencies. I enjoy Dennis Lehane; this is a good way to get a small taste of his work before embarking on longer novels.
Millee G. (midne) reviewed Prayers for Rain (Patrick Kenzie/Angela Gennaro) on
Lehane writes abnormal psychology books--entertaining abnormal psychology books! I enjoy them because I have lived theyah(the area he writes about)-or there in NON Bostonian English. And I've met a few of his characters in the flesh. Maybe not so over the top? I've met some that were even crazier if possible. His books are just fookin' great! Remember Scott Pearse is not a local character! ps. My husband knew a Scott Pearse but he wasn't like Lehane's nasty fellow! Thanks and keep reading!
Karen Nichols was pert, blonde, in love with her fiance and her life when Patrick Kenzie first met her. But six months later, she jumped naked from Boston's Custom House, leaving behind a downward spiral of drug abuse, depression, and sexual misadventure. She was an utterly different woman - and Kenzie wants to know why.
What he finds is almost incomprehensible: a depraved stalker who carefully targeted Karen and slowly, methodically, exploited her every weakness, stripped away all that mattered to her, and then watched her self-destruct. Now as Kenzie and his former partner Angela Gennaro begin a psychological battle against a master sadist the law can't touch, they discover he's starting to learn their weaknesses, their loves - and he's determined to tear their world apart.
I really liked this book - first one I've read by this author. I was about 2/3 through it when I realized it was part of a series. I liked the main characters so much, I ordered the first two books in the series to find out how their stories got started. Exciting mystery!
I really like this author's writing style.