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212 – Moonlight Mile

Finished Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane.  This was a review copy, sent to me by the publisher.

This is a Kenzie/Gennaro book and is also a sequel to Gone Baby Gone.  In that book, a four-year-old girl goes missing and Patrick and Angie have to find her.

In this book, the girl is now 16 and is missing again–a runaway this time.  Her mom (who, of course, is the same stellar parent she was in Gone Baby Gone) says her daughter is fine, but her aunt doesn’t believe it.  She gets Patrick to agree to look for her again.

I love Patrick and Angie and I was really happy when I read that there was going to be another book in the series (the first in several years).  This book completely exceeded all expectations.  It’s dark and brooding, which I love, but there’s a sense of hope, too.  I’m pretty sure this is going to be the last in the series, which makes me sad, but at least I got to see them again.  And at least they were left in a good place.

(And can I just say one last time how much I love these people?)

Recommended for people who like their mysteries to have moral conflicts and no easy answers. 

154 – The Fall

Finished The Fall by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.  This was a review copy sent to me by the publisher

This is the second book in the Strain trilogy.

This starts right after the events in the Strain, and believe it or not, things are getting worse.  Vampires are all over the place, the people that are left are terrified and nobody has any idea of how to stop the spread, much less reverse it.

The few survivors who do know what’s going on encounter some really unexpected allies, but is it even remotely enough?

The Strain is incredibly scary (or at least it was to me) and this one is, too, but in a different way.  This is scary in terms of how screwed we’d be if any sort of major virus were to hit the country–like if we were to get a sort of modern day bubonic plague, for example.  (Or something like the one in The Stand.)  Things spiraled out of control so quickly that nobody was able to come up with any sort of a plan.

I can’t wait for the third book.