Semi retired magazine editor and part time university adjunct instructor who is often distracted by his 10-year-old daughter.
An engaging novel with an earth-shattering conclusion that will not disappoint. Lost Light is the Harry Bosch series at its best. No loose ends and a quilt work of plots that all come together quite nicely. The major characters are well developed and the narration is superb. If you like Connelly and Bosch, you will not be disappointed.
I've read all of Child's Reacher books in order and am about halfway through the series. The storylines have all been quite different but the one constant is Reacher. He will prevail no matter what the challenge. Some readers might not like that kind of predictability. I love it. One Shot had the right amount of twists and turns. I particularly liked the character development of the television news anchor. I wouldn't mind seeing her in future installments although I'm not sure that will happen. Then again, Reacher has her phone number and knows where she lives. Dick Hill was again exemplary. I hope to find that he is the narrator for the entire series. I'll close with a familiar refrain: if you like the Reacher novels, you'll love One Shot.
Having read many of the installments in the Davenport series, I was a little surprised that the usual cast of family and law enforcement characters were minimized in this novel. It was all about Lucas and the characters created for this particular story. And it worked. Carl wasn't very believable but this was tempered somewhat by grandpa who was a great character and who allowed us to believe that maybe Carl could be someone in the real world. I liked Nadia and wouldn't mind seeing her in other Davenport installments (although I'm not sure exactly where this book falls chronologically in the series). As always, narrator Richard Ferrone was superb. His delivery is impeccable, especially when portraying low-life characters. This was not the best Davenport novel I've listened to but it was well worth my time.