A gripping rollercoaster of a ride through the darker days of American social history ... pure class Herald Sun His best novel yet, this sprawling gangster yarn so well corralled by Lehane's superb, direct style of writing and attention to detail Daily Telegraph Australia Once again Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Shutter Island, creates great characters, great atmosphere and a plot that keeps rolling along, page after page Courier Mail A gripping ride Townsville Bulletin I've been waiting for this book ever since I first saw it on the publisher's release list about six months ago ... A crime drama, a love story and a historical tale all rolled into one expertly written novel. Very highly recommended Illawarra Mercury Lehane's vivid, detailed prose ripples with tension The Australian Way This is dark, gritty and amoral stuff Sunday Age A compelling read, but certainly not one for the faint of heart Sunday Herald Sydney Lehane gives fascinating treatment to the life of an outlaw ... His writing is powerful and moving, inviting you in Manly Daily Live by Night is up there with [Lehane's] best work Newtown Review of Books Lehane's vivid, detailed prose ripples with tension Qantas A top-notch adventure that keeps the pages turning at a rapid rate Adelaide Advertiser An utterly compelling novel Australian Womens Weekly A major new stand-alone ... A powerful, deeply moving novel Country News Lehane weaves a rich tapestry Canberra Times This is his strongest piece of writing yet, stripped back and direct Saturday Age Dennis has a knack for creating unforgettable characters that are ordinary men and women going through some extremely tragic situations but with a spirit that drags you completely into their world ... A powerful novel that stays with you. A must read! Dark Matter Fanzine Powerful prose, evocative settings and compelling characters add up to a first-rate read South Coast Register He is master of page-turner plots and a sharp and elegant written expression that's adored by critics Courier Mail Sharp in detail, Lehane has written a powerful story about prohibition-era America Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin
From New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane comes this epic, unflinching tale of the making and unmaking of a gangster in the Prohibition Era of the Roaring Twenties—now a Warner Bros. movie starring Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana, and Sienna Miller.
Meticulously researched and artfully told, Live by Night is the riveting story of one man’s rise from Boston petty thief to the Gulf Coast’s most successful rum runner, and it proves again that the accolades New York Times bestseller Lehane consistently receives are well deserved. He is indeed, “a master” (Philadelphia Inquirer) whose “true literary forefathers include John Steinbeck as well as Raymond Chandler” (Baltimore Sun). And, “Boy, does he know how to write” (Elmore Leonard).