Prayers for Rain, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Boston private investigators, Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro's relationship has hit the skids - their long-standing professional commitment and growing romance have disintegrated due to seemingly irreparable personal differences.

But despite these problems, "Prayers for Rain" brings them together again to close down a predator whose modus operandi seems to put him beyond the law.

This killer's insidious murder weapon is within his victims' minds: no smoking gun, no bloody knife, just merciless manipulation until despair drives his targets to kill themselves.

As Patrick and Angie attempt to identify and save his next victim, this sinister force turns on them and thus begins a dangerous battle of wits: a tormenting, life-threatening game of psychological warfare in which simple survival seems a mixed blessing - because not even the winner will emerge unscathed.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780553818253



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I've always been a huge fan of Michael Connelly and when a friend recommended Dennis Lehane for me and said it was similar to Connelly I instantly picked up "Prayers for Rain".And what a superb book it was. Lehane writes some very good dialogue and some very intelligent and bare-bones descriptions of the action that is taking place.The first line in chapter 1 reads like this: "The first time I met Karen Nichols, she struck me as the kind of woman who ironed her socks."That is one hell of a opening line and you are instantly drawn into the world of private investigator Patrick Kenzin.

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