I look forward to Connelly novels, have read them all by now, but not all are a "10." This one is! While it helps to have read The Poet beforehand, it is not necessary. A truly enjoyable Bosch novel. Can't wait for the next one.
I have enjoyed all of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch books, but this one stands above them all. The narrator is superb. Thank goodness it wasn't that irritating Scott Brick who reads for so many of these detective novels. The other good news is that the novel leaves open a possibility for Bosch to pursue another encounter with the FBI agent Rachel Walling and, perhaps, the Poet.
Okay, I listened to the whole book, but I became progressively more irritated the longer I listened. The story was weak and the reading was worse. The memory of the narrator's falsetto when speaking for the female characters still rankles, as do the annoying red herrings and lengthy digressions on lifestyle trivia.
I found my mind wandering most of the time and I wasn't anxious to get back to it to finish the book.....I was happy when it was over. I wouldn't recommend it to any of my friends. The ending was anti-climatic and predictable and the book was boring.
This is the first book I've read from this author. I wish I had previously read the others in the series; although, I certainly enjoyed the book. It kept me reading. The plot was interesting and suspenseful. Sometimes I could guess the next plot direction and sometimes not. I just wanted to keep reading.
I will choose this author again!