Book Review: Sacred
This week's book review is a continuation of a series featured multiple times in this article. Kenzie and Gennaro are back in this pulse-pounding novel about a dying mogul's missing daughter. Lehane mixes the drastic repercussions of the last installment of this series with new stakes and finding a new normal. Sacred dives right into the action, and doesn't let up until the final page.
Kenzie and Gennaro are hired by a terminally ill billionaire, Trevor Stone, to find his daughter, Desiree. The search leads them in the direction of a strange organization, an old colleague, and Tampa, Florida. However, they must learn quickly that unlike the weather, Florida has cold and dark secrets awaiting them. Kenzie and Gennaro are feeling out the possibility of a relationship and trying to heal from the devastation of their last case. All while trying to find Desiree Stone, and that may be the least of their problems in this case. Who can you trust when everything flips on its ear. They must rely on one another to find out the facts before it is too late for them.
A series of novels will have ups and downs. This isn't a down, but it couldn't match the intensity of the previous installment, Darkness, Take My Hand. We needed a novel to help unwind from such a game changer, and Sacred delivers. Kenzie and Gennaro still provide a great back and forth with one another, and we see a brief appearance of Bubba before he heads to prison. Beyond that, it does seem that Sacred is a bridge book. It's the installment between the high octane Darkness, Take My Hand and the most popular book in the series, Gone, Baby, Gone. Series lovers will find the book a satisfying chapter in the saga, but viewing it as a standalone, Lehane has delivered much better books.