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  • Published: 1 December 2006
  • ISBN: 9780553818246
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $19.99

Mystic River

The film tie-in edition of the electrifying NEW YORK TIMES bestseller.

There are threads in our lives. You pull one, and everything else gets affected.
When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up their street. One boy got in the car, two did not, and something terrible happened – something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever.
Twenty-five years later, Sean Devine is a homicide detective. Jimmy Marcus is an ex-con who owns a corner store. And Dave Boyle is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay – demons that urge him to do horrific things.
When Jimmy Marcus' daughter is found murdered, Sean Devine is assigned to the case. His personal life unravelling, he must go back into a world he thought he'd left behind to confront not only the violence of the present but the nightmares of his past. His investigation brings him into conflict with Jimmy Marcus, who finds his old criminal impulses tempt him to solve the crime with brutal justice. And then there is Dave Boyle, who came home the night Jimmy's daughter died covered in someone else's blood…

  • Published: 1 December 2006
  • ISBN: 9780553818246
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston's inner-city.

Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a counsellor with mentally handicapped and abused children, waited tables, parked cars, drove limos, worked in bookstores, and loaded tractor-trailers. His one regret is that no one ever gave him a chance to tend bar.

He has an MFA from Florida International University, and is the writer-in-residence at Eckerd College in St Petersburg, Florida, where he runs the Writers in Paradise Writers' Conference.

He and his wife divide their time between St. Petersburg and Boston.

For more information on Dennis Lehane and his novels, visit his website: www.dennislehanebooks.com

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Praise for Mystic River

Get Dennis Lehane's Mystic River. Boy, does he know how to write


'Enormously impressive'


'A stylish, genuinely gripping whodunnit that will keep even the sharpest thriller fan asking questions until the very last page'

The Mirror

'One of the greats of crime writing'


'Heart-scorching...penetrating...a powerhouse of a novel'

New York Times Book Review

'Mystic River may be definitively brutal, but it is also satisfyingly thoughtful'

Irish Times

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