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This listen was completely enjoyable. Narration by Len Cariou was perfect. This is my first Michael Connelly novel and consequently my first detective Harry Bosch story. The writing is excellent - great plot, nice twists and turns, great characters. I thought I needed a lot more action (violence?) to hold my attention and maintain suspense. Connelly has proven that that is not necessary. Good suspense does not mandate a lot of shooting, car chases and staccato dialogue. Just good writing.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
I did not like the end of this book. I read it all the way thinking that surely, something would happen. It never did, and that is the one thing that sperates this H.B. novel from the others.
I am glad I read it. Any novel by M.C. is better than no novel by him. He is a complete writer and this book stands alone.
It is just that... well, if anyone else had written this, it would be just great. But with M.C. you expect more. Where was the tension? Where was the stress? Where was that 'what Harry does' going to make a difference? How does the interplay between him and the new Chief make us care what happens? And at the final scene, why didn't M.C. do his usual series of visions behind a sanded glass wall? It was all too apparent.
And for the first time, when the book was finished, I didn't care what's going to happen to Harry next. Sorry.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
I like Harry Bosch and generally anything written by Michael Connelly. I thought this was a good book but not as good as some of the other Harry Bosch stories. Having said that I like the narrator and this is still worth listening to.
As always I will be getting the next book in the series. I believe there are still another 8 in the series, but how long can Harry continue! Surely he'll be on a zimmer frame by the end. Only kidding Mr Connelly keep up the good work!
This is another very entertaining episode of the career of LA murder detective Harry Bosch. Michael Connelly stands out as one of the best authors in this genre, and I recommend this book. However, it is not my favourite in the series, possibly because I guessed who the killer was too soon, in spite of the red herrings. Still a very good book and very well read.