A Novel

eBook - 2016
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An extraordinary thriller--gripping, haunting, and marvelously told--about two friends growing up in a rapidly changing Boston, who must face the sins of their past in the midst of a series of brutal murders.“You came back here to bury your past. . . . Thing is, you gotta kill it first.”Boston Globeis a riveting and elegiac exploration of promises broken, debts owed, and old wrongs made right . . . no matter what the cost.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, 2016.
ISBN: 9780062443021
Characteristics: 1 online resource (368 p.)


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Known for his Michael Kelly series set in Chicago, Michael Harvey heads to the Brighton neighborhood of Boston for his next thriller. This fast-paced story about childhood friends from Brighton who end up in completely different worlds as adults despite both taking part in a desperate act as teen... Read More »

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athompson10 Aug 04, 2017

The characters are compelling but the plot gets convoluted and then ludicrous. Very dark, grim and violent. I prefer the Chicago books to this depressing take on crime and going-nowhere people.

Jul 06, 2017

A really good read.

KaiteS_KCMO Dec 09, 2016

What a great movie this book will make.

Nov 14, 2016

What a great read. It's an intense story of friendship, loyalty & the family ties that bind you to your past. A tense, gritty book that should appeal to fans of Dennis Lehane (especially "Mystic River") & Greg Iles' Penn Cage series.

ChristchurchLib Jul 11, 2016

Before he became a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Kevin Pearce grew up in gritty Brighton, MA, where he committed a horrible act of violence -- one that he got away with. Nearly three decades on, having avoided Brighton ever since, he's returned to a neighborhood embroiled in a series of murders that could bring to light his own bloody past. Told from multiple points of view, this intense and descriptive novel is sure to appeal to fans of Dennis Lehane's Boston-based crime novels.

Jul 10, 2016

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