Small Mercies CD

A Novel

by Dennis Lehane

On Sale: 04/25/2023

Small Mercies CD

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Small Mercies CD

A Novel

by Dennis Lehane

On Sale: 04/25/2023


About the Book

Instant New York Times Bestseller

Small Mercies is thought provoking, engaging, enraging, and can’t-put-it-down entertainment.” — Stephen King

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling writer returns with a masterpiece to rival Mystic River—an all-consuming tale of revenge, family love, festering hate, and insidious power, set against one of the most tumultuous episodes in Boston’s history.

In the summer of 1974 a heatwave blankets Boston and Mary Pat Fennessy is trying to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors. Mary Pat has lived her entire life in the housing projects of “Southie,” the Irish American enclave that stubbornly adheres to old tradition and stands proudly apart.

One night Mary Pat’s teenage daughter Jules stays out late and doesn’t come home. That same evening, a young Black man is found dead, struck by a subway train under mysterious circumstances.

The two events seem unconnected. But Mary Pat, propelled by a desperate search for her missing daughter, begins turning over stones best left untouched—asking questions that bother Marty Butler, chieftain of the Irish mob, and the men who work for him, men who don’t take kindly to any threat to their business.

Set against the hot, tumultuous months when the city’s desegregation of its public schools exploded in violence, Small Mercies is a superb thriller, a brutal depiction of criminality and power, and an unflinching portrait of the dark heart of American racism. It is a mesmerizing and wrenching work that only Dennis Lehane could write.

Critical Praise

“His ability to create crystal clear portraits of humanity and then place them in the darker side of life is a writer’s true gift.” — USA Today

“I would follow Dennis Lehane anywhere.” — Lee Child

“Once you pick up a Dennis Lehane novel, you’re hooked. It’s just that simple.” — Kristin Hannah

“The publication of any Dennis Lehane novel calls for a celebration.” — Richard Price

“Lehane writes expert, compelling thrillers that dive into mysteries much more universal and more urgent than just a whodunit; he’s one of the game changers who smashed the imagined boundary between genre and literature, proving that we can have the best of both at once.” — Tana French

“Dennis Lehane’s Mystic River is perhaps the best crime novel in the English language.” — James Lee Burke

“Lehane is a graceful writer, observant of the world that shapes his characters’ lives.” — Washington Post

“Lehane’s work always combines pulp thrills with literary heart and sophistication.” — Entertainment Weekly


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062129581
  • ISBN 10: 0062129589
  • Imprint: HarperAudio
  • On Sale: 04/25/2023
  • List Price:49.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth

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