Harry Bosch is back in another pretty entertaining book. His teamwork while back in the scene is great but Connelly overdid the bit about Irving in my mind.
I recommend this book if you know Harry from the previous books ... actually a must read if you have read him before.
I have yet to read all of the Harry Bosch series, but with the handful I've read, I would say that this book ranks right up there. Connelly is a well-researched author, and that's what makes these stories so believable. With this book, I felt like I was on a long ride-along with the detectives. The details were superb and the emotions palpable. I enjoyed this book very much, and I LOVE the title. I know, it's sort of silly to say anything about a title, but it's more than that because that's what Harry has become - a "closer". I think this leaves hundreds of possibilities, and I can't wait for the next one.
Bosch may be back, but the first half of the book is too far back in time to pique the listener's immediate interest. Too much time is spent clarifying crime solving protoccols. This was more of a "how-to" book of criminal investigation masking the real threads of the story. I missed Bosch's witty dialouge and sarcasm. This book isn't the author's best work. I hope Bosch comes back in a bigger way next time.
Michael Connelly knows how to spin a story. I got sidetracked (by some books my eldest son was reading) but finally finished this one. In The Closers, Harry Bosch returns to the LAPD after a 3 year retirement. Harry is assigned to a cold case unit and begins investigating the murder of a teenage girl. I think it is the best "Bosch" book in a long time. The "police procedural" aspects are well done and reminded me of CSI.
I used to love to read this author's books but I find listening to them even more enjoyable. This narrator seems to capture the character of Harry Bosch just as the kind of man I imagined him to be. The humanity, strength, fatigue and dedication come through. The book stayed with me long after I finished listening. I am a big fan of audio books and this is one of my favorites so far. The book really comes alive and makes you care about the characters.
I have read, "heard" all the Harry Bosch books so far and this is the best. The narrator was excellent; the story kept going all the way. This is better than most of the books on the Audible best seller list. I can only say, ?Do it!?
I loved this book and the character, Harry Bosch. I really enjoy all of the books featuring him. I've come to identify the character with the reader, too. I can imagine Harry Bosch sounding just like the reader's voice. All of Michael Connelly's books are wonderful. If you like mysteries and thrillers, you can't go wrong when selecting a Michael Connelly book. At the end of this book, Michael Connelly reads a chapter of the new book he's currently working on. It's a nice little bonus.