400000000000000035620_s4Title: Mystic River
Author: Dennis Lehane
Finished: March 15, 2009
Pages: 448
Published: 2001

Made into a movie staring Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon, Mystic River tells the story of three estranged childhood friends whose lives are thrown back together when a 19 year old girl is murdered.

I saw the movie when it came out but for some reason could never remember what it was fully about. Even when I started reading I couldn’t remember, so it was a fresh experience for me reading the book, having no idea what really happened until the very end.

When Dave, Sean and Jimmy were boys, one of them got into the back of a car and wasn’t seen for four days. The other two stayed behind. And that changed their lives forever.

Very good book. I’m even more excited now to re-watch the movie from a fresh perspective.

*Challenges: Book Into Movie Challenge, 999 Challenge, 50/100+ Challenge, Countdown Challenge, RYOB 2009, 2nds Challenge, TBR Challenge, Winter Reading Challenge

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