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Bob Saginowski finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

©2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (P)2014 Isis Publishing

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Brilliant

Loved the film and as usual the book is so much fuller and better loved it 🎉

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Great little book

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A short but very enjoyable listen.

Dennis Lehane has written some excellent thrillers and a few have been made into fairly great movies. This is the third iteration of The Drop as it started life as a short story, was then written for screen and lastly fleshed out into this short novel, more or less the opposite way to normal!

The dingy Boston bar and the dangerous cast of characters that make it their home are all well drawn out in such a short space of time, none moreso than Bob, whose quiet life erupts in the wake of the bar he works in being robbed and him finding a puppy. What a strange sentence to write!

Great short listen, well read and thoroughly recommended as are the majority of Lahane's books

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POOR ATTEMPT

I've read/listened to 4 or 5 of Dennis Lehane's books. I expected an imaginative and gripping story worthy of the author of Mystic River. Instead he uses the device common to second-rate thriller writers: a psychopath who tortures and kills. Didn't bother to finish the pap.