Darkness, Take My Hand

Darkness, Take My Hand

Dennis Lehane / Nov 30, 2020

Darkness Take My Hand When Detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro agree to protect the son of a prominent psychiatrist they soon find bodies are piling up around them What s all the clues point to an unlikely suspe

  • Title: Darkness, Take My Hand
  • Author: Dennis Lehane
  • ISBN: 9780553818215
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro agree to protect the son of a prominent psychiatrist they soon find bodies are piling up around them What s , all the clues point to an unlikely suspect a serial killer who has been in prison for twenty years, so he can t be killing again, can he As the duo try to find out what kind of human being could perform suchWhen Detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro agree to protect the son of a prominent psychiatrist they soon find bodies are piling up around them What s , all the clues point to an unlikely suspect a serial killer who has been in prison for twenty years, so he can t be killing again, can he As the duo try to find out what kind of human being could perform such horrifying acts of mutilation, torture and dismemberment, they discover that the killer s motive is disturbingly rooted in their own past In a series of heart stopping climaxes that grow ever bloody, ever terrifying, the two detectives work frantically to capture the killer before they become victims themselves.

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      • Dennis Lehane

        Dennis Lehane born Aug 4th, 1966 is an American author He has written several novels, including the New York Times bestseller Mystic River, which was later made into an Academy Award winning film, also called Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon Lehane can be briefly seen waving from a car in the parade scene at the end of the film The novel was a finalist for the PEN Winship Award and won the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best Novel, the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction, and France s Prix Mystere de la Critique.


    1. "Darkness," I said, "take my hand. Take Me away from this place." and Darkness did.It's pretty good for a series when the second book of it is even better than the first. (A Drink Before the War) This book is that. I got really attached to the characters of Angie and Kenzie in the first book and this book cemented that fictional bond. You live in these books when you read them. Not that it's always a good thing, this book crept even my non-feeling ass out.Kenzie and Angie take a simple case wher [...]

    2. Posted at Shelf Inflicted This second book in the Kenzie/Gennaro series is even better than the first. It retains some of the humor of the first, but is considerably darker and more violent. Bubba, the one-man army who cares for no one but Patrick and Angie, has a much more significant role which involves a fire hydrant and a bowling alley. Angie’s abusive ex-husband, Phil, has quit drinking and starts to show his decent side to a point where I actually began to like the guy. Patrick now has a [...]

    3. Dennis Lehane - image from The-Talks PIs Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are drawn into a malestron of violence and danger after a shrink passes along a dark tale of stalking and murder reported by a patient. When the patient's son is threatened the game is afoot. It takes a few twists and turns that lead to killer clowns, crimes of the deep past and years of revenge and psychotic control and planning. Ultra violence permeates. Dark and evil with a taste for cruelty almost kills the team and m [...]

    4. Just when things are going great for both of them, Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are hired by a psychiatrist to find out who's stalking her son. Meanwhile, Patrick runs into a troubled girl from the neighborhood. But what do these two things have to do with an imprisioned psychopath who wants to speak with Patrick?One of these days, I'm going to learn my lesson and have Kemperand Nancy pick out all my books for me. Kenzie and Gennaro are rapidly climbing my detective hierarchy.Things have ch [...]

    5. Scary serial killer stuff. Private detectives Kenzie and Genaro are likable, the killers are weird and memorable (although I must confess I'm weary of serial killers), and the Boston atmosphere is very authentic. Second in a series.

    6. “If you and your partner aren’t civilians and you’re not cops, then what are you?”I shrugged. “Two idiots who aren’t half as tough as we thought we were.” - In media res is a cute little story telling trick where the writer starts in the middle or with the aftermath of the action and then drops hints and clues about what occurs in what you’re about to read. It works really well if it’s some kind series where you already know the characters. I’m a complete sucker for this tact [...]

    7. Tell me, what are all-time favorites made of? Perhaps we all have a different definition for them, but mine? I read so much that a great, even amazing book can get sidelined if it doesn't leave a mark on me. On the contrary, a flawed one can earn its stripes if the emotions it makes me feel are unforgettable. I'd say that if there were one lesson to be learnt from this experience, is that Darkness, Take My Hand will linger. Oh, yes, it will. ➊ a fucked-up male lead I grew to adore and for whom [...]

    8. A psychiatrist is worried that someone is stalking her teenage son and is in danger. So she asks Kenzie and Gennaro to look out for her son. Also one her client is an abusive relationship, who disappears and poor doctor started getting threatening calls. One of the shocking thing about the disappeared client was her surname, which was "Krnzie." Once Patrick and Angie start investigations, things gets messier, nastier and bloodier with each passing day.While Kenzie and Gennaro were brave in the f [...]

    9. "Eviscerate them, Patrick. Kill them all."I can't say that I went into this book series knowing what I was going to be reading. I also can't say that it was what I would expect it to be. Thought provoking, beautiful writing is a high point in this series, and I'm ashamed to admit I was shocked that that was the case. From page one of book one, I have been enamored with the depth of these stories and the amazing writing that pulls you in whether you want to be sucked in or not.but maybe my larges [...]

    10. Hot on the heels of finishing A Drink Before the War, I felt ready for another dose of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro in my life. Actually, rave reviews for this second volume In Dennis Lehane's detective duo series were what lead me to read the first. After all, what girl can resist a promise of serial murders and Boston days of yore? Not this one. The case starts off simply enough, a psychiatrist receives a photograph of her son and a menacing phone call, possibly Mafia associated, and Patr [...]

    11. I read this book to fill the Set in New England square on my2016 Halloween Book Bingo card.Wow, this was gritty and dark. A part of Boston that had never, ever crossed my mind—the Irish working class and the mafia that sprang from them. And the two investigators, Patrick and Angela, not only share this background but have stuck around & continued to work in it.I missed the first book and truthfully I don’t know that I will read another in the series. One dose of bleakness may be sufficie [...]

    12. I don't know what to say, except, maybeNow this is a read, motherfuckers. AndWell, except read A Drink Before the War first because the idea of anyone reading series books out of order not only gives me an anxiety attack but it's just wrong and should be punished with jail time. Or a nice spork in the eye.Anyway, I don't often get that ohmigawdIhavetodonothingbutreaduntilIfindoutwhathaaaapeeeens feeling, but I got it here. It's such a nice feeling. Makes me so happy to be a reader.Love the chara [...]

    13. Boston private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are hired by a psychiatrist with a troublesome tale to tell. A young woman had come in for a counseling session regarding her abusive boyfriend. The boyfriend learned of the meeting and began to issue threats - the latest via a manila envelope containing what appears to be a surveillance photo of the doctor's son. The identity of the boyfriend shocks Pat and Angie. They grew up with Kevin Hurlihy who is, yes, a certified psychotic cu [...]

    14. In this book Patrick has started a relationship with Grace, a young doctor with a daughter, and Angie has divorced Phil. But their life will soon be turned upside down. A psychiatrist hires Angie and Patrick to watch over her son who she is scared is a target by the Irish mafia. But they never imagine what the case will do to their lifeThis book grabbed a hold of me from the beginning and kept its hold until the end. The first book was good, this book was awesome. The story was tragic, disturbin [...]

    15. Psycho Secrets in South Boston BadlandsThis was my first Lehane PI novel, a psychological suspense that drew me in with an intriguing and plausible plot, in which the gritty characters were developed well enough for me to connect with them. Lehane created just the right amount of sexual tension between the PI partners, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro, to keep an undercurrent buzzing. I found the story gripping as it threw me into a harbor of bad blood, mobsters and psychos in South Boston (Sout [...]

    16. Excellent Far better than the first book, but still flawed in the middle third.This book starts and ends very well, very exciting and fun. Patrick's new loves, Grace and her daughter Mae, appear suddenly and unexpectedly. Angela is off slumming in bars, and she and Patrick seem back to The Friend Zone again. What happened in-between the first two books? The barely restrained (and terrific) passion between Patrick and Angela is suddenly missing at the start of this book. 😞As is often the case [...]

    17. It's like a James Patterson. Only, you know, good.It might seem churlish of me to criticise a 510 page book that I finished (and enjoyed) in record breaking time as being too populist to be truly great but the fact of the matter is that this series jumped from what I might consider hard-boiled and noir in to thriller territory marked for mass consumption by people who prefer their font to be on the larger size in the space of one book.I complained in my review of book 1 that Lehane drifted far t [...]

    18. Read in January a better late than never, mini REALLY mini-reviewRating, 4.5(City Hunter posters remind me of Patrick and Ange)The second installment in the Kenzie & Gennaro series grabbed me from the first page. Darker and more disturbing than A Drink Before the War, again filled with suspense and great characters. Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro take a new case. A new client. At first glance a simple stalking case. Than a wave of gruesome murders spreads through the neighborhood. A seri [...]

    19. A well known Boston psychiatrist has been receiving threats and promptly hires private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro to look into the source. What starts out as a simple task turns into a violent bloodbath as Kenzie and Gennaro’s world comes undone.Dennis Lehane is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. Where do I even start with this one? Darkness, Take My Hand takes everything about the first novel – A Drink Before the War – and improves upon it, which I didn’t thi [...]

    20. 9/10Me and the little lady were planning on going to New England in the “Fall” and, among other areas, visiting Boston. This book did enough to make me have a re-think on that one! I mean there are serial killers roaming around for a number of years going undetected, mafia folk doing what mafia folk do (making people swim with the fishes), psychotic friends who like to use fire hydrants as a beating tool, and two private eye’s who are trying to figure out the whole sorry mess.But that is j [...]

    21. The blurb on the back cover refers to a serial killer. Usually that would be a show stopper for me, because serial killers do not fascinate me at all, especially the Mensa type that seem to overpopulate thrillers. If not for Lehane's reputation, especially among various friends here on , I'm sure I would have passed. Lehane's serial killer does spout some spooky stupid mumbo jumbo, but by the time I got to it, I didn't give a hoot.This is Lehane's second novel. I read and enjoyed his first, A Dr [...]

    22. "não somos nada, nenhum de nós, para além de um monte de órgãos e veias e músculos e válvulas suspensos em correntes de sangue, escondidos por exteriores frágeis, de uma vaidade inútil."Este livro reconciliou-me com a literatura policial.As minhas últimas incursões neste género revelaram-se verdadeiramente decepcionantes, por não corresponderem ao que aprecio num livro policial:1. A Escrita. Gosto de ler palavras e frases que me envolvam na história e me criem empatia com as person [...]

    23. A priest getting shot and the serial killer who entered my life and the latest “ethnic cleansing” being wrought in a former Soviet republic or the man who shot up an abortion clinic not far from here or another serial killer who’s killed ten in Utah and has yet to be caught—none of it is connected. But sometimes it feels like it is, as if somewhere there’s a thread to all these events, all these random, arbitrary violences, and that if we can just figure out where that thread begins, w [...]

    24. A brief historyI saw and enjoyed the movie Gone baby gone then found out it was based on a book then found out it was a series of books then promptly forgot about them. Later I read this particular book was quite suspenseful and nasty then promptly forgot about it and, well, here we are.I'll admit, while I waa enjoying the book the first two hundred or so pages where not particularly suspenseful or nasty then the book shifted into high gear and gave way to a great story of tracking a couple of n [...]

    25. Please don't read if you have not read the first book in this series since spoilers from that book are below. Well I definitely liked this one more than the first book in the series. There is one plot hole that didn't make a lot of sense to me, but other than that I really liked how this book worked from beginning to end. It also was short, but the flow worked a lot more in this one, so I didn't notice the length of the book until I got to the end. Patrick and Angie take a case looking into prot [...]

    26. Holy S***, I would've given this book more than 5 stars if possible, it was that great!! Boston Private Investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are on their latest and most darkest case yet. They are called upon by a Boston Psychiatrist who is afraid that her son is being stalked by the Irish Mafia. At the same time Kenzie is approached by a troubled neighborhood young woman, that he knew as a child, who is in need of his help, and a deranged Serial Killer asking to speak with Kenzie, wh [...]

    27. Well, that was fun! A bit light and flufOkay, no, it wasn't. I seem to have been on a roll of much grimmer than I'd expect to like books that have worked for me despite everything. There are a couple of reasons this one did, and one of them is a bit of denial/compartmentalization (unless it isn't?) that I have to do. I can *just* manage to read books with high body-counts, and extreme violence or cruelty if the author doesn't seem to be saying that all humans are deeply cruel at some fundamental [...]

    28. I know I'm supposed to reserve my adoration for authors who are stylistic experimenters, boundary pushers, pioneers in voice and structure. But damn it all if I don't find authors like Dennis Lehane more impressive for how they take familiar genres and breathe life into them. I'll wrestle manfully with the latest Pynchon, for instance, but I won't enjoy it half as much as I enjoyed Darkness, Take My Hand. The second of Lehane's Kenzie/Gennaro books, it's a wholly original take on the private det [...]

    29. Angie e Patrick continuam a fazer o que fazem melhor: a investigar em equipa. Porém, desta vez, o pior acontece perto de casa. Demasiado perto.Os acontecimentos actuais cruzam-se com momentos do passado e o Patrick lida com memórias dolorosas enquanto luta, no presente, para salvar aqueles que mais ama.Uma morte brutal sucede outra num romance policial onde as personagens tem personalidades fortes, histórias de vida complicadas e relações complexas. Dennis Lehane não escreve para nós nos [...]

    30. It seems like a pretty straightforward crime novel when Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are hired by a psychiatrist to look out for her son, but it soon develops into a dark and violent story of their search for a serial killer. As in all Lehane’s Kenzie and Gennaro novels, the story is important but it's the commentary on the failings of humanity and society is at the center. It's another riveting read!“We're humans, so we're messy”

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