Darkness, Take My Hand

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Darkness, Take My Hand
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First edition
Author Dennis Lehane
Country United States
Language English
Series Kenzie and Gennaro
Genre Crime fiction
Publisher William Morrow & Co
Publication date
1996
Media type Hardcover
Pages 336
ISBN 0-688-14380-6
813/.54 20
LC Class PS3562.E426 D37 1996
Preceded by A Drink Before the War
Followed by Sacred

Plot summary[edit]

From the back of the paperback:

When Detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro agree to protect the son of a prominent psychiatrist they soon find bodies are piling up around them. What's more, all the clues point to an unlikely suspect - a serial killer who has been in prison for twenty years, so he can't be killing again, can he?

As the duo try to find out what kind of human being could perform such horrifying acts of mutilation, torture and dismemberment, they discover that the killer's motive is disturbingly rooted in their own past. In a series of heart-stopping climaxes that grow ever more bloody, ever more terrifying, the two detectives work frantically to capture the killer before they become victims themselves.