Prayers for Rain. When a former client jumps naked from a Boston landmark, Private Investigator Patrick Kenzie wants to know why. Once a perky young woman. When a former client jumps naked from a Boston landmark, Private Investigator Patrick Kenzie wants to know why. Once a perky young woman in love with life. Prayers for Rain [Dennis Lehane] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When a former client jumps naked from a Boston landmark, Private.

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So color me surprised that And so we come to the end Karen sends Patrick a check signed with little hearts on it.

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Karen Nichols, a seemingly perfect prime and proper young lady, hires private detective Patrick Kenzie to warn off Cody Falk, a stalker who has a history of rape and abuse of women.

As always, my curiosity was piqued, and although I checked out the other named authors I did finally settle on Dennis Lehane. This psycho is perf: Another in a continuing series of first-rate thrillers from Lehane.

And even if this is the last book about my favorite pair of Boston mugs, at least Lehane has left them in a pretty good place. In Prayers for Rainthey meet their most sadistic and diabolical villain yet. But then a strange thing happens in the home stretch when he suddenly turns into a total pussy once a bit of his mysteries taken away.

The few quiescent periods in this very emotional story offer little respite from unexpected action. He is definately among the best of the bad-ass friends in the realm of ficional private detectives. He and his former partner, Angela Gennaro, will fight a mind-twisting battle against the psychopath, even as he turns tricks on them….

The clerk behind the counter, far from being the dweeby, bespectacled, balding type one would expect to meet in a tax assessor’s office, was tall, well built, blond, and judging by Angie’s furtive glances at him, something of a male babe. However, he knows these characters inside and out and together they form a rare ensemble that any crime fiction writer should aspire to create, so it would be foolish to mess with a good thing.

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But that love we’d had and those selves we’d been were gone, placed in a box like old photographs and letters you’d never read again.

His sense of honour never fails Patrick: Ten times worse now. I’ve seen other novelists Katherine Slaughter, for example try to pull this off but frankly, the writing does not compare in both dialogue and descriptions.

At least, not after you’ve read Lehane.

But the actual book is very good, not as good as Gone, Baby, Gone. At some point the novel begins to deteriorate to the extent that I barely have the patience to continue reading. Deftly plotted, it is gritty, suspenseful, often violent and offers endless surprises. Apr 29, Jim rated it liked it Shelves: Four months before she died.

Let the real games begin, motherfucker.

Prayers for Rain

Things get much worse about two-thirds into the novel: An unpleasant visit from Kenzie and his explosive friend Bubba Rogowski had apparently been enough to deter the stalker, Cody Falk, an upscale predator with a long history of restraining orders.

The characterisation is praters superb. So, yeah, I probably ruined some of this book, but I also just couldn’t wait. There are some loose ends which are not tied up cleanly.

Prayers for Rain (Kenzie & Gennaro, #5) by Dennis Lehane

Myron Bolitar values and principlesand Win our favorite sociopath. Killed nine times as many civilians as military personnel? With sharp dialogue, inventively gruesome violence and the darkest of dark humor, Lehane’s fifth novel proves again that he’s the hippest heir lehahe Hammett and Chandler.

The first half of this book, discovering the psychological abuse of Karen, and KNOWING how many men do this kind of thing to women every day is so hard, and worse is knowing dennia there is so little we can do to stop that I also really love the case. For more of my reviews, please visit: Everyone, including the fod Karen’s strangely unsympathetic familyAchalks it up to a streak of extraordinarily bad luck, but Patrick is suspicious. Also, to make Wesley’s and Scott’s plans work, Lehane had to create a lot of co-conspirators, which makes the story rather far-fetched.


What he finds is a sadistic stalker who targeted the young woman and methodically drove her to her death.

Humor is always a plus. The plotting is good, after a bit of a slow start, and moves along well, dragging us happily with it as usual. Preview — Prayers for Rain by Dennis Lehane.

It is easy to like Patrick Kenzie, the detective of this story, along with Angie Gennaro, his dennnis partner- sometimes manager! If you want to read a series you can enjoy over and over again, with great characters and characterization, then Lehane is your guy.

And, sadly, again I don’t really have time to be writing a review, but I wanted to put one out anyway-Because my Patrick and Bubba and Angie deserve one. But he also discovers that someone had been setting her up. I agree with other reviewers that more should have been explained about Patrick and Angie’s relationship–thought I did appreciate the greater explanation of Patrick’s relationship with Bubba. This book was fantastic for about pages. You wanted to play?

It made the book about pages too long. Xennis, you know, there’s only one left and it looks like, at this point, I’ll be waiting for a good time to read it, because I wouldn’t dare ruin the final Patrick book. Lehane takes this a step further and presents us with a three way split from Jack Reacher:

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