Darkness, Take My Hand

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Darkness, Take My Hand
First edition
AuthorDennis Lehane
CountryUnited States
SeriesKenzie and Gennaro
GenreCrime fiction
PublisherWilliam Morrow & Co
Publication date
Media typeHardcover
813/.54 20
LC ClassPS3562.E426 D37 1996
Preceded byA Drink Before the War 
Followed bySacred 

Darkness, Take My Hand (1996) is the second book in the Kenzie/Gennaro series by Dennis Lehane.

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.