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The Drop, by Dennis Lehane

The Drop - Dennis Lehane

When I read the first brief review for Dennis Lehane's The Drop, I scoffed at the mention of a dog changing a man's life. Now, I'll be one of the first people to argue for pet adoption, but I don't want to read a book about it. It would be saccharine and dull, and I can't be doing with sugary books with no soul. I gave The Drop a chance because Lehane is one of my favorite thriller writers. His books bring Boston—past and present—to gritty life. His characters, always on the wrong side of the law, are amazing as they mete out their own brands of justice. If anyone can write a book in which a dog changes a man's life that I would actually enjoy, it would be Lehane...


Read the rest of my review at Summer Reading Project.