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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,459 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dennis Lehane Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kenzie and Gennaro Series Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9780062106018
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A beautiful, grief-stricken woman has vanished without a trace. So has the detective hired to find her. And a lot of money…

Enter tough-nosed private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. Rooted in the streets of blue-collar Dorchester, they've seen it all – and survived. But this case leads them into unexpected territory: a place of lies and corruption, where trusting anyone could get them killed, and where nothing is sacred.

Another superior thriller from Dennis Lehane, the bestselling and acclaimed author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Gone, Baby, Gone.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Lehane] turns the hard-boiled detective novel into an elegiac treatise on the corruption of the soul. With the wonderfully written Sacred, he shows that he gets better each time out.”

    Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Lively and entertaining…Driven by a fast-paced, twisting plot.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “As smart and fast a contemporary crime novel as you could wish for.”

    GQ

  • “With its tight dialogue, explosive action scenes and heart wrenching emotional crises, Sacred is difficult to put down.”

    Times (London)

  • “Sharp verbal patter, a noirish kind of good/bad girl and a dying and quite possibly sinister old man all enliven this third stellar effort…The punishing pace and internal plot logic perform in perfect tandem…Lehane proves he belongs in the big leagues with another gritty and surpassingly entertaining mystery.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Devilishly twisted, a kind of Elmore Leonard–meets–The Sting in which everyone is trying to con everyone else…Sacred is a first-class novel that will delight anyone who loves an intricate mystery.”

    Booklist

  • “Lehane’s barn-burning third novel packs enough beatings, betrayals, unmaskings, resurrections, smart talk, and untrustworthy people for the most jaded palate. If you haven’t discovered this gifted newcomer yet, you’d better hurry before his ship of fools and knaves casts off without you.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shirley | 2/18/2014

    " i really enjoy the two main characters. This one had twists i just did not see coming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 2/9/2014

    " My favorite so far. Hands down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Wilhelm | 1/23/2014

    " As usual Lehane kept up the pace and the characters. I really like most of what he writes and this is classic Dennis Lehane. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra aka Sleo | 1/22/2014

    " I recall enjoying this series, although it's been a long time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 1/14/2014

    " This was a great story. Well written and filled with great characters. My only complaint, might be that it was almost too intense. I frequently found myself with cramps in my hands from clenching the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 1/13/2014

    " ok read but not my favorite of the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 12/25/2013

    " This book is worth every page read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 12/14/2013

    " Great book. Lehane can really write. The characters are remarkable and the suspense is unrelenting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianna Troy | 12/12/2013

    " Not as good as the other books in this series thus far. But they can't all be winners I suppose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob Peru | 12/11/2013

    " lehane's books are like crack. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luci | 12/11/2013

    " This was a great book. The series gets better and better as the books continue. Great noir! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Archie | 12/10/2013

    " Re-read in 2011 and still found it to be a solid book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rex Fuller | 12/10/2013

    " I'm going to ask a question of the author and hopefully get an answer before writing a review. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caydee | 10/23/2013

    " This book was amazing! It kept me interested and on edge through the entire novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ngaire | 8/26/2013

    " So good. I don't know how Dennis Lehane manages to take such bleak, sick subjects and make them so incredibly fascinating and blackly funny. He is a master. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellyn | 6/3/2013

    " Like reading a script for an action thriller. Story too peppered with cliched characters and the action too focus on the interpersonal violence of the detectives. Not my cup of tea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 4/5/2013

    " I like this series and the characters. It seems a bit gory,though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Currier | 3/27/2013

    " Really good. Keepas you guessing, who is good and or bad. Bubba was missing from this story, probably because alot of it happened in Florida. Kenzie & Gennaro finally became a couple, but it was not the focus of the story. On to #4! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrice Hoffman | 2/23/2013

    " Another great read by Dennis Lehane. He's easily one of my favorite authors. This story was gripping from the beginning and never let go. The twists and turns helped make this book one crazy ride. Sacred was a great way to spend a few hours at work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/16/2013

    " A killer series that keeps getting better - I love the emotional intensity Lehane brings to his work and the ever-evolving relationship between Patrick and Angela is a highlight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 2/11/2013

    " Lehane never seems to fail with an engrossing story. This is another one. Even though the characters may be the same the story always seems to be new. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 10/16/2012

    " I am pretty sure that this is my favorite in the series so far. Maybe because of the character development, maybe because of the twists & turns in the plot, or maybe because I hadn't read one of these in a while. Either way, these books really just keep getting better and better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 1/8/2012

    " Found that there was a little too much explainations going on. And too much description. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 9/17/2011

    " Ripped through this on in jsut 3 days. Good stuff! Lots of twists and action keeping the story moving. Enciting enough that I picked up the next book in the series to start on next. Make sure you read these in order (this is #3). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 9/15/2011

    " Wow-This one is a wild ride--setting changes to Florida and the chase is on. Interesting story but this one fun AND dark. This series is really good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria M. | 9/14/2011

    " I'm in a Lehane obsession. This is not as good as Gone, Baby, Gone, but it is engaging. "

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About the Author
Author Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane is the author of nine novels—including the New York Times bestsellers Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. Mystic River was a finalist for the PEN/Winship Award, and it won the Anthony Award, the Barry Award for Best Novel, and the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction, given by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. He and his wife, Angie, divide their time between Boston and the Gulf Coast of Florida.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.