Prayers for Rain
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.
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Patrik Kenzie is feeling lost without Angela Gennaro, who has left the private investigator's partnership.
He's hired by Karen Nicholas, to stop a stalker from bothering her.Patrick and his friend, Bubba, scare off the attempted assailant and think that their work is done.
Then, Patrick gets a call from Karen some time later.He doesn't think it's urgent so doesn't return it. Then he's aghast to find that she has committed suicide.
Patrick is feeling ashamed and depressed. He gets Angela to rejoin him and they investigate Karen's life, finding what transpired since she met with Kenzie. They will recreate the last days of Karen's life to see how she changed from a young woman anticipating her marriage, to a suicide victim.
Dennis Lehane tells an intriguing story of the evilness that a person can sink to and how a person's life can be changed by circumstances. Similiar plots have been written but Lehane tells this story well and grabs the reader's attention with the well orchestrated suspense.
Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are always interesting to read about. They have a witty dialogue when speaking to each other or the other characters and this helps make them a special couple.