World Gone By by Dennis Lehane

Recommended. I downloaded this book based on a glowing review by Stephen King.

Joe Coughlin is a gangster who tries to go straight.

“World Gone By” picks up in the 1940s, with World War II underway and Joe applying his talents to finding ways to profit from it.

There are two boys who matter a great deal to him: Tomas, his nearly 10-year-old half-Cuban son, whose mother died violently in the last book; and a ghost child in antiquated clothes, who appears to Joe and Joe alone.

Oh, and one other thing: There’s a contract out on Joe’s life, even though there’s no apparent reason for anyone to get rid of him.

NY Times review

Published by

Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.