Prayers for Rain

Prayers for Rain

eBook - 2006
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The master of the new noir, Dennis Lehane delivers a shattering tale of evil, depravity, and justice that captures the dark realism of Boston's gritty blue-collar streets. Private Investigator Patrick Kenzie wants to know why a former client, a perky woman in love with life, could, within six months, jump naked from a Boston landmark--the final fall in a spiral of self-destruction. What he finds is a sadistic stalker who targeted the young woman and methodically drove her to her death. A monster the law can't touch. But Kenzie can. He and his former partner, Angela Gennaro, will fight a mind-twisting battle against this psychopath even as he turns his tricks on them.
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins e-books, 2006
ISBN: 9780061198779
0061198773
9780061198762
0061198765

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pennyyimking
Apr 05, 2017

not as good as the other books in the kenzie and gennaro series

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maipenrai
Dec 18, 2016

(The fifth book in the Kenzie and Gennaro series)

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JackPurcell
May 26, 2015

A readable book. If a person doesn't have anything better to read it's a way to waste a few hours. Not Lehane's worst pot-boiler, but not his best, either.

Vincent T Lombardo Jan 05, 2015

This book was amazing! What a plot! There were so many twists and turns, it kept me guessing until the end. I have read seven of Lehane's books, including all six in the Kenzie-Gennaro series. (Although the books are self-contained, I think that they are more enjoyable if you read them in the order of publication.) Dennis Lehane is an excellent writer, and I intend to read all of his novels.

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Dreamstime
Dec 24, 2014

Prayers for Rain is like the Little Girl with a Curl. When it's good it's good and when it's bad, it's very bad. Pat Kenzie is on a mission to discover the reasons for a woman's suicide. Along the way there are moments of terrific action and tension. But the good parts are glued together by sequences of weak, silly humor and the antics of a sociopathic sidekick named Bubba. These parts occasionally bang against each other and undermine the heroic nature of Kenzie's quest.

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lebaudroy
Oct 23, 2011

This reminded me of Grisham at his worst. Although the beginnng was somewhat gritty, it quikcly degenerated into a Keystone cop comedy due primarily to a secondary character who just wants to blow things up. All the time. And it quits being funny real quick. I lost interest totally and gave up two thirds into it.

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dodog
Nov 15, 2010

Excellent read

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taziegler31
Jul 24, 2009

Dennis Lehane is an entrancing storyteller. What a master of creating characters that are so

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