The book was first published in 2001 and turned into a movie in 2005
When they were children , Sean Devine , Jimmy Marcus and Dave Boyle were friends . But then a strange car pulled up their street . One boy got into the car, two did not, and something terrible happened - something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever .
Twenty-five years later, Sean Devine is a homicide detective . Jimmy Marcus is an ex-con who owns a corner store . And Dave Boyle Is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay – Demons that urge him to do horrific things.
When Jimmy Marcus’ daughter is found murdered, Sean Devine is assigned to the case. His personal life unravelling, he must go back into a world he thought he’d left behind to confront not only the violence of the present but the nightmares of his past. His investigation brings him into conflict with Jimmy Marcus, who finds his old criminal impulses tempting him to solve the crime with brutal justice. And then there is Dave Boyle, who came home the night Jimmy’s daughter died covered in someone else’s blood…
Sean’s investigation brings him Into conflict with Jimmy Marcus . This makes the investigation hard for Sean. Jimmy also suspects that Dave was the one who killed his daughter .
By the time Mystic River arrives at the key moment, the murder mystery has fallen apart at the seams. Coincidences run rampant, and the sequence of events that lead to the tragic climax is based entirely on the ineptitude of the detectives, both of whom think the other has examined what turns out to be the key piece of evidence
He works as a detective . And when he was appointed to handle Jimmy’s case, he tries to help him despite their past problems. Although, along the way , during the investigation, he has fights with Jimmy, in the end he manages to solve the case. Sean Devine ( Kevin Bacon ) in the mystery river the movie
Jimmy was an ex con . He usually can’t control the demons in him. He also finds it hard to trust even his old friend, Dave . He usually jumps to conclusions. He is the kind of person who likes brutal justice . Jimmy Marcus ( Sean Penn ) in the Mystery River the movie
Dave is very interesting because he was gone for the past twenty-five years and returns the same day that Jimmy’s daughter dies. Dave Boyle ( Tim Robbins ) in the Mystic River the movie
I want the world to read this as this book is interesting . It is hard to put this book down. This book is perfect for those who like mystery and crime as the author really focuses on these two aspects. I do recommend you to read this book . This book can be found in the public libraries. Grab the book and a chair now!
Born August 4, 1965 (age 45) Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts Occupation Novelist , screenwriter Nationality American Alma mater Eckerd College , Florida International University Genres Crime fiction , mystery fiction