Dennis Lehane employs a nice, easy to read style in Moonlight Mile. The narrative voice is distinctive, and the novel moves along at a nice pace, which for the most part makes in enjoyable. There is nothing especially earth-shattering about the plot, and the biggest issue is that much of it isn't very believable. The character of Amanda, whom the main character Patrick is tasked to find after disappearing for the second time in a 13 year period is note remotely believable. She doesn't carry herself in a way of any teen I've ever encountered. Her dialogue, mannerisms and character don't seem genuine. Neither is the story line itself. The storyline about stealing a baby that was going to a Russian mobster and his crazy wife was at times silly. The Russian mobster and his wife more resembled cartoon characters than actual people. Even though, the novel was enjoyable, there were too many flaws to overcome.
Carl Alves - author of Two For Eternity