Picks and Pans Review: Gone, Baby, Gone
Beach book of the week
It's the kind of offer Patrick Kenzie desperately wants to refuse. But when the Boston P.I. and his partner Angie Gennaro consider the plight of 4-year-old Amanda McCready, they know they have to steel themselves to finding her.
Sure enough, the trail quickly leads into the slimy pedophiliac netherworld. But worse lies ahead. After a second child vanishes—and they come under fire—the couple begin to sniff corruption in the last spot they would have suspected.
Lehane's evocative prose lures us into the labyrinth of this chilling, masterfully plotted tale into that dark place where men try to play God and everyone gets hurt. (Morrow, $24)
Bottom Line: Stellar suspense