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Live by Night

by Dennis Lehane

Live by Night
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    Oct 2012, 416 pages
    May 2013, 416 pages

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The Given Day's Joe Coughlin returns, and now he embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba.

Dennis Lehane's Live By Night is a top choice among BookBrowse readers. 32 out of 39 reviewers gave it 4 or 5 stars! Here is what they say:

Live by Night gets you right in the gut. Joe is attractive in a night-prowling animal kind of way. He is the guy girls want but most listen to Mom and stay the hell away from him. You know all along he is going to have the worst end but you still want to tag along and be a vicarious part of his life (Annie P). I was hooked from the first sentence, the line did not slacken until the last (Elizabeth K). I really enjoyed this book from one of my favorite "guilty pleasures" authors…Although the story-line pulled me in, it is the excellent writing that kept me turning the pages. As always, Lehane's writing is well-researched and spot-on with vivid descriptions and vibrant characters. I had already read The Given Day, in which Joe Coughlin first ...

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