Live by Night by Dennis Lehane – Book Review

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane – Book Summary

Way back in 2009, I chanced upon a relatively unknown book (at that time) written by Dennis Lehane titled “The Given Day” and that’s when I was exposed to a historical book that had emotions galore and was written as an epic. Since then, I’ve been waiting for the 2nd part of Lehane’s planned trilogy and luckily managed to get myself and advance copy of the 2nd book that’s just been released, Live by Night by Dennis Lehane!

Live by Night is written with a much tighter plot as compared to the 1st book and takes place in 1926 when 19 year old Joe Coughlin (the outlaw son of a British police man) makes a huge mistake of robbing a gangster’s poker game. And if that wasn’t enough to aggravate things, he also falls in love with Emma Gould, who simply happens to be the gangster’s mistress!

The plot then moves along and exposes the reader to a sinister game of double-cross, murder and suspense that keeps us reading through the night. Also, although Live by Night by Dennis Lehane is the 2nd part of the planned trilogy, you don’t need to have read the 1st novel because this makes a fine stand-alone book by itself.

I don’t want to reveal all the plot details of this explosive Lehane bestseller, but from my end, I would say that this is an amazing read and gets a very positive 4.5 Stars out of 5 from my side.

Below is a short synopsis and summary of this new book by Dennis Lehane:

“Boston, 1926: The ’20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world.

Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city’s most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw.

But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one—neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover—can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt.

Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa’s Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream.

At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, Live by Night by Dennis Lehane is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, which brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue…”

Dennis Lehane is the author of several bestselling novels such as the New York Times bestsellers, Mystic River and Shutter Island. His novels have been translated into several languages and he’s won several numerous awards.

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane is the 2nd novel in a planned trilogy series while The Given Day was the 1st book in that series!

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane – Release Date of the Book

For all those fans like me who were eagerly awaiting for the release of this second book in the planned trilogy by Lehane, there’s good news because Live by Night by Dennis Lehane has already been released and is available at various online bookstores from October 2nd, 2012

Even though it’s available at almost all the major bookstores, however, my suggestion would be to buy this from online retailers because of the huge discounts they offer.

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane – Praise for the Book

There’s already been a lot of praise about this new Dennis Lehane book:

“Lehane has written a taut, exciting story about a Prohibition Era criminal that delivers on many levels…”

“Live by Night by Dennis Lehane may be a guilty pleasure or it may be the next best representative in the uniquely American genre of noir literature”

“…this is Dennis Lehane, I have great respect for him and his writing”

“At the end, I along with others will be looking forward to the final part of this gripping trilogy.”

“The plot is almost unbearably tense at times but Live by Night by Dennis Lehanealso contains a believable love story and historical color”

Click Here to read more such customer reviews on the 2nd book of Lehane’s trilogy

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane – Price and Best Place to Buy

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane was bound to get a lot of media attention even before it had released, but the book has been really well received by critics and readers alike and hence, it’s soaring popularity! For all those looking to buy this book; you can order your copy of this book from online retailers like Amazon which is offering a huge 40% Discount on this book.

I’ve never had any problems while ordering books from Amazon and always get the best price as well as their exceptional speed of delivery. So my suggestion would be to buy your copy of Live by Night by Dennis Lehane, before this amazing sale ends.

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane – Book Trailer

You can also check out this official book trailer of Live by Night by Dennis Lehane for more details on the book and plot.

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