Dennis Lehane's new novel, Since We Fell, is a sharp, multilayered thriller that we picked as a Best Mystery/Thriller of May. After a very public mental breakdown, Rachel Childs is living a secluded but content life with her husband until an unexpected meeting leads to an unraveling of not only her marriage but herself. There is more to Lehane's latest than you realize until you start reading and find deep emotion and heartbreak, dark psychological underpinnings, and of course, high suspense.
Besides his career as an author, Lehane is in high demand as a screenwriter and is currently working on, among other things, the television series adaptation of Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes trilogy, premiering this fall. You'd think someone that busy might not have time to read, but in the case of Dennis Lehane, you would be wrong. Below are three of his recent favorites and why he chose them.
*author photo credit: Gaby Gerster / Diogenes, Zurich