|This gritty novel follows the lives of three estranged childhood friends: Sean, Dave, and Jimmy. They have to confront the past while dealing with the present when Jimmy's daughter is brutally murdered. That same night Dave returns home covered in someone else's blood and Sean, a State Police Detective, is brought in to the murder investigation as he deals with his own demons.
The story went by quickly, I didn't intend to finish it so fast. Once I got into the meat of crime, I had a hard time putting it down. I hadn't read anything from the author before but had seen some of the movies based on his work. I will be reading more of Lehane's stories down the road.
The writing style was something I really enjoyed and the novel was well constructed, polished, and raw. On to the next read, I hope it's as good as this one. -- Added by mwcarlton on 02/01/2014