Monday, October 25, 2010

Dennis Lehane Writes Sequel to Gone, Baby, Gone

Moonlight MileI can't tell you how stoked I am about Dennis Lehane's new book, Moonlight Mile. Not only is it the first Kenzie/Gennaro book in 12 loooong years, but it's a continuation of Gone, Baby, Gone, one of the best books of the series. All these years I've wondered what became of little neglected Amanda McCready, and that's after she was returned to her mother.

Gone, Baby, Gone is about a 4-year-old girl who disappears from a working-class Boston neighborhood. Here it is 12 years later, and Amanda again disappears without a trace. The same concerned aunt who hired Patrick and Angie to find her niece the first time is knocking on their door again. The moral debate on whether Patrick did the right thing for Amanda in Gone, Baby, Gone rages on; it will be interesting to see how he's lived with his decision in the years since he and Angie married and had a daughter of their own.

Gone, Baby, Gone was made into a movie in 2007 and stars Casey Affleck as Patrick Kenzie and Ed Harris as a hardened cop with a soft spot for neglected kids.

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