Darkness, Take My Hand : Kenzie and Gennaro

  • by Dennis Lehane
  • Narrated by Jonathan Davis
  • Series: Kenzie and Gennaro
  • 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The master of the new noir, Dennis Lehane magnificently evokes the dignity and savagery of working-class Boston in this terrifying tale of darkness and redemption.
Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro's latest client is a prominent Boston psychiatrist running scared from a vengeful Irish mob. The private investigators know something about cold-blooded retribution. Born and bred on the mean streets of blue-collar Dorchester, they've seen the darkness that lives in the hearts of the unfortunate. But an evil for which even they are unprepared is about to strike as secrets long-dormant erupt, setting off a chain of violent murders that will stain everything - including the truth.


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Second Book in the Series EXCEEDS!!

I enjoyed the first book in this Kensey and Gennero series, "A Drink Before the War", so I was worried that the second book wouldn't live up to my high expectations. I was so wrong though. This book was just as original, suspenseful, scary as the first. Again, I was caught by surprise with the clever twists and turns. I was listening while driving in heavy traffic one day and had to turn it off because I was getting so anxious for the safety of the detectives I have grown to love over these two books. Don't start on this audio book until you have a large block of time for listening because it will be the only thing you think of until it is finished. Jonathan Davis is a wonderful narrator. I can imagine the characters so well with his interpretation.
Read full review

- L. O. Pardue "I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers."


I got this book because I am a fan of Lehane. I muddled through the overly descriptive language and clich├ęs for some time waiting for a story to form. I find authors often use this type of language when they don't have much of a story to tell, but a deadline to beat. Jim "The Impatient" don't have time for drivel. You like every scene described in detail, every outfit each person wears described down to the socks, then you may love this.
Read full review

- Jim "The Impatient" "My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-13-2011
  • Publisher: HarperAudio