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Friday, April 3, 2015

World Gone By by Dennis Lehane - Book Blog Tour Stop and Review

World Gone By


• Hardcover: 320 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (March 10, 2015)
Late spring, 1943. The world is at war but the American mob is in its heyday. Former crime boss Joe Coughlin now works as a consigliere to the infamous Bartolo Crime Family, effortlessly handling its interests in Tampa, Boston, and Cuba. In the decade since he lost his wife in a cascade of bullets, Joe has made a home for himself and his son, and once again forged everything out of nothing: money, power, a relationship with a beautiful woman, and a privileged place in Tampa's shadowy underworld.
But a rumor surfaces that someone wants Joe dead. And he has only days to figure out who, or he will die. And then there's the ghost—a young boy who appears on the fringes of Joe's vision and seems to be trying to tell him something. Racing against time and fate, Joe hurtles through a violent yet intoxicating world on the brink of total collapse or epic triumph, a world on the cusp of reinvention and rebirth—where the old codes, the old sins, and the old dreams may soon be swept away once and for all.
As most of you known, I'm a chick lit, romance, women's fiction kind of gal, but every once in a while I like to see what the boys are up to.
Dennis Lehane's latest release, World Gone By, is a great example of a gripping tale of mobsters, good guys, bad guys, (and good gals and bad gals) set in 1940's Florida/World War II era among the mobsters who pretty much ran the state.

Lehane tells the story of crime, redemption and forgiveness that surrounds main character Joe Coughlin, his friends, his associates and his family. While World Gone By is the final book in the Coughlin trilogy, it is easily read as a stand-alone novel, but it would be good to go back and pickup the first two stories, just for the plain reason that writing is so good! I know I intend to!

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About Dennis Lehane17394

Dennis Lehane is the author of ten previous novels—including the New York Times bestsellers Live by NightMoonlight MileGone, Baby, GoneMystic RiverShutter Island; and The Given Day—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He and his wife, Angie, currently live in California with their children.
Find out more about Dennis at his website, and connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.

My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour and for providing the review copy of the book.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

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1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your dip into the boys club and I do hope that you go back and read (and love!) the previous books in this series. Thanks for being a part of the tour!