If you are a Harry Bosch fan, you won't be disappointed with this one. Great story and performance except for the voice of the disabled cop Laughton Cross. The raspy, breathy voice was almost too authentic and painful to listen to. But may be just me, A great listen
Harry Bosch walked out of the Hollywood Division at the end of the last book. He didn't know what he was going to do, but we did. When he left he took with him copies of every cold case he couldn't forget. Connelly changed perspective in this novel. Finally we get to hear the story from Bosch's first-person viewpoint. I welcomed the change and encourage him to keep it up.
Don't know. I never read--just listen.
The character of Harry Bosch is likeable, wise and moral. The political subplot is current and topical. Harry has problems, but they never compromise his better judgment. He doesn't have to go through hell to get his point across. (Though his problems are problematic!)
Everything. Cariou's delivery is exquisite, perfect. He captures character more in attitude than inflection and that keeps me from getting confused. He doesn't overact, and trusts the text. He's a brilliant reader. (I've been a fan for many, many years, but this is all true). I hope he reads other titles by Connelly
This is my first Michael Connelly novel. Impressive writing skills. Brilliant technique. I enjoyed it immensely and will return for many more servings I can assure you! The flow, the pacing, the tension, the action, it was all great. He revealed details and clues masterfully. I noticed one extremely minor technical mistake in the LA demographics, but hey, nobody's perfect.
This was a very good book that surprised me at the end. Some of the endings for the Bosch series are okay, but this is definitely one that surprised me.
In this book, Bosch is not LAPD - he is retired. Before retirement he was on a movie set investigating the death of a woman (that occurred somewhere else). An armored car has $2 million on the set (for a scene in the movie). Masked men show up and steal the money. Two detectives investigate the incident but no one is arrested. At a later date both detectives are in the line of duty when someone shoots them. One of the detectives is killed and the other is paralyzed.
It's now four years later. The paralyzed detective contacts Bosch about the case. Bosch's character always wants to find the criminal and bring them to justice, so he looks into the case. He can't help but feel that the death of the woman he was initially investigating and the robbery are connected, but can't quite figure it out. He ends up finding more than he anticipated.
I'm a big Michael Connelly fan: good plots and well crafted, fast paced stories. Lost Light is a particularly good one. It has great characters and the story is a good balance of plot and personality. Highly recommended.
I love Connolly's Mickey Haller books, but until now had not read one of Connolly's Detective Bosch mysteries. I enjoyed this one, although I was ahead of Bosch in figuring out the who done it. I liked the narration very much. Just the right tone and inflection.
I know Michael Connelly has been writing for a good while, but this the first I read by him. Enjoyed the book very much. I never would have guessed the last villian in the book--very surprised. Enjoyed Lou Cariou also--always like to hear good narrators. Will read more Michael Connelly and now I have to go back and read some of the stories about the detective before he retired.
It is the best Harry Bosch story I ever listened to. What a wonderful story, particularly, the ending.
I was very impressed with the production quality of this selection. Having read 6 or 7 of Connelly's Harry Bosch novels, I felt that Mr. Cariou's narration was in keeping with the character. Although not a fan of jazz music, I felt that the musical interludes were a nice touch and added to the overall quality of the production. Well done!