More Critics Howling About Moonlight Mile!

In the middle ages, it was thought that the changes of the moon could cause insanity. In fact, that’s where the word “lunatic” comes from (as well as “moonstruck,” which is not just the title of a charming Cher movie set in Brooklyn Heights). So, it’s no wonder that this weekend critics across the country went raving mad for the new MOONLIGHT MILE!

USA Today says, “In many ways, the novel is an homage to happy family life. It’s a deft delivery system for a story that mixes guts, betrayal and the importance of good values. It’s also a sublime love story about what really matters in the grand scheme of things. Lehane says this may be the last novel he writes about Kenzie and Gennaro. If that’s the case, it’s a heck of a way to go out.”

The Denver Post agrees, saying, “Moonlight Mile is everything that Lehane readers have come to expect: a tight story filliped with unexpected turns, delivered in prose that goes down easily. Compulsively readable, the duo at its heart is well worth spending time with. The story ends too soon — not because the ending is abrupt or unsatisfying; the conclusion absolutely works. But it’s too soon to leave Kenzie and Gennaro behind. They are addicting characters with a world of adventure, and developing lives, in front of them.”

The Columbus Dispatch chimes in, saying that Lehane “knows how to get equally valid chills and laughs out of the same situation, throwing the reader for a welcome loop. His Russian mobsters are both intentionally and unintentionally funny as well as fully horrifying, and Patrick, the narrator, is as much patsy as hero. The dialogue pops with energy.”

The Virginia Pilot exclaims, Moonlight Mile is the kind of detective novel that brings out the reviewer’s cliches — mesmerizing, page-turning, pulsating — but they’re all true. I regretted putting it down at night and had to stop myself from dismissing my own work to read it the very next morning.But I can honestly say you’ll love this novel — if you like smart dialogue, compelling characters and plot, and thought-provoking ideas.”

According to the Florida Times-Union, “long-time fans will lap up this hot-off-the-presses thriller.” They also assure that it “will send Lehane first-timers to the stacks searching for earlier titles,” so in either case, you should definitely head to the book store tomorrow!


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