Set during Prohibition, Live By Night follows Joe Coughlin as he evolves from the son of a policeman to petty criminal to rumrunner/gangster. It's a fascinating look at organized crime and family - both family of origin and the ones we choose. Lehane also layers the story with deeper themes like loyalty, honor, passion, and betrayal. Can a criminal be good at his job and also be a good man? This is a dilemma that Joe Coughlin wrestles with on each page. If you like crime fiction, gangster stories, and/or historical fiction, you will like this book!
Mystery, Historical Fiction