10.2.14

MIDNIGHT MILE, by Dennis Lehane

One of the masters of contemporary writing has done is again, as the team of Kenzie and Gennaro are asked to re-find a young women who first vanished a dozen years before but was returned to her neglectful mother. Still struggling with the rightness of the decision, they are approached by the girl's aunt: Amanda has vanished again. Kenzie refuses to be drawn back in to those impoverished, wrecked lives, but when a third party threatens him with consequences if he doesn't back off...of course he steps forward. We've all been faced with the dilemma of doing something we know is right, but turns out wrong...and vice versa. This is a searing story about such decisions, come back to haunt. A 4.