A Thrilling Whodunit | Review of ‘Mystic River’

By Cynthia Ayala

‘Mystic River’ by Dennis Lehane
William Morrow Paperbacks
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As children, Sean, Jimmy, and Dave were friends until one fateful night when a car pulled up to their street and left with one of them in the car. An event that ended their friendship and forever changed their lives.

Years later, Sean is a homicide detective, Jimmy is an ex-con with a store and Dave is married, trying to keep the demons away, demons that imprinted themselves on him and whisper terrible things in his head. And when Jimmy’s daughter is found murdered on the same night Dave returns home covered in blood. Did he have anything to do with the death of his daughter? Or was he hunting the demons that haunt him? And if he didn’t kill her, who did?
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Mystic River. Shutter Island. Gone Baby Gone. Each of these heartbreaking, pulse-pounding and critically acclaimed movies came from the enigma-manufacturing mind of Boston-born novelist Dennis Lehane. Based on his absorbing detective novels, each thriller offers not only a frightful mystery but also a flawed yet fantastic cast of characters that bind viewers to a fast-paced and twisting journey. Likewise, they all attracted noteworthy directors, and … Continue reading Dennis Lehane’s Live By Night Being Adapted For Leo DiCaprio