This one really surprised me. I did expect to like it because I think Dennis Lehane is a terrific author, but I did not expect to like it as much as I did. I'm really looking forward to reading the next book in the series which I won in a giveaway. It was so well written and captivating. I'm still blown away that an historical fiction novel could be so compelling. It's really not a book I would have normally picked up. I only read it since I'd won the 2nd book.