Small Mercies: A Novel

Written by:
Dennis Lehane
Narrated by:
Robin Miles

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2023
10 hours 23 minutes
Instant New York Times Bestseller

“Small Mercies is thought provoking, engaging, enraging, and can’t-put-it-down entertainment.” — Stephen King

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling writer returns with a masterpiece to rival Mystic River—an all-consuming tale of revenge, family love, festering hate, and insidious power, set against one of the most tumultuous episodes in Boston’s history.

In the summer of 1974 a heatwave blankets Boston and Mary Pat Fennessy is trying to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors. Mary Pat has lived her entire life in the housing projects of “Southie,” the Irish American enclave that stubbornly adheres to old tradition and stands proudly apart.

One night Mary Pat’s teenage daughter Jules stays out late and doesn’t come home. That same evening, a young Black man is found dead, struck by a subway train under mysterious circumstances.

The two events seem unconnected. But Mary Pat, propelled by a desperate search for her missing daughter, begins turning over stones best left untouched—asking questions that bother Marty Butler, chieftain of the Irish mob, and the men who work for him, men who don’t take kindly to any threat to their business.

Set against the hot, tumultuous months when the city’s desegregation of its public schools exploded in violence, Small Mercies is a superb thriller, a brutal depiction of criminality and power, and an unflinching portrait of the dark heart of American racism. It is a mesmerizing and wrenching work that only Dennis Lehane could write.
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Jon E.

Read Common Ground when it came out in 1985. A Pulitzer Prize winner for nonfiction. Almost 40 years later, this is the emotional, but fictional, sequel. Draws you in and spits you out. Couldn’t stop listening. Great mystery narrated superbly.

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Elizabeth L.

Incredible book. Taking very complicated characters and making them human. If you like The Departed you’ll love this. The narrator was maybe the best I’ve ever heard, doing male and female voices equally well, and perfect accents.

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Mary F.

One of the best books I have ever listened to.

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Great history lesson and kept your attention.

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