I am a great fan of Connelly's writing but this novel didn't translate well for me in an audio adaptation. It dragged on and on. Perhaps in an abridged version, the mystery would be more fast paced. I was also disapointed in the narration. I could not "hear" Len Cariou as the voice of Harry Bosch. This won't keep me from trying another Connelly mystery but I'll definitely choose an abridged version.
I've read all of Michael Connelly's books and enjoy the non-Bosch ("The Poet", "Chasing the Dime") books best. But that doesn't mean that these aren't good. Harry is aging realistically, if not gracefully, but he isn't ready to be turned out to pasture. His return to the LAPD after three years of retirement lands him in the "open/unsolved" unit, and he investigates a cold case involving spoiled teens, racial disharmony, grieving parents, insider coverups and a young girl's diary. The reader does a competent, comfortable job.
I am a fan of both author and reader, but this one started slow and did not pick up until the last two hours. Worth a listen, but can only give a three star.
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.