Okay, I'm a Michael Connelly fan. Important to get that up front.
If you're into Harry Bosch, you'll like Reversal. If you don't know Harry, start at the first in the Harry Bosch series. I wish I could start over but I remember them too well.
In Reversal you get to revisit the relationship between lawyer, Mickey, and Asst. D.A., Maggie, his ex-wife. Harry's relationship with his now live-in daughter continues to develop. You meet the usual evil bad guy with all his quirks.
It's fast moving and pulls you in from page one, like usual.
The performance was a bit annoying at times but - hey - aren't they all? His emphasis is downright weird in parts but I'm probably overly critical.
The defense attorney's British accent can't decide if it's really British or some odd combination of British, Welsh, Aussie with lapses into American. Seems to me that many performers have a hard time trying to step into different characters' speech.
Very good story with a unique twist on Mickey's part. It was kind of cool to see the family working together. I wished for a little more closure... I guess I knew the ending but I prefer things to be tied up neatly with a bow on top, I'm not a cliffhanger type of person. Connelly really takes the time to develop his characters and I like that they aren't perfect. They are all flawed and pretty darn realistic. Nice crime drama but not too gory. Good job Connelly!
Wow....I can't believe all the high marks for this book! I loved 'Lincoln Lawyer' and 'The Brass Verdict' and felt sure I would love this one too. I kept waiting for a twist....a surprise....an 'ah-ha' moment. The story was completely predictable. The ending was one of the worst I've ever heard. I double-checked to make sure I hadn't forgotten to load part 3. In the last 30 minutes I kept wondering where the Michael Connelly twist would finally come in. And then ..............nothing. Loose ends, 1/2 told character stories, puzzle pieces that never came together. I usually listen first and then pass the book on to my husband. I told him not to bother with this one. Connelly must have been out of ideas and had a deadline to meet. He is off his game with this one in my opinion.
I wish that this book could have continued. I loved the paring of Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller. Great story. I'm going to look for more from Michael Connelly.
One of the very best Harry Bosch books ever. I loved the combination of the lawyer and police characters.
Very entertaining and well written plot! Highly recommended.
I'm really enjoying this book, that is, the parts that are actually available for me to listen to. But the later half of chapter 29 is missing. Annoying!
Stick with Bosch. It may be that Connelly has gotten bored with him but I haven't and Heller just ain't as good.
This was a very good book and Connelly did a great job bringing Mickey and Harry together. I'm not sure how much I like Mick working for the prosecution though. What makes Mickey so interesting is his struggle between doing what's morally right and winning a case. Since he's working for the prosecutor we don't see that in this one. Also, in the books with Mick and Harry together, Connelly kind of makes Bosch out to be a crusty old badger and Harry wasn't that way in the Harry Bosch titles. With all of that said, still a very good book.
Narrator Peter Giles was excellent as well. He really does a good job and sounds what I think Mickey Haller would sound like. I don understand the knock on Giles. Some say bring back Dick Hill or Len Cariou but those 2 guys did Bosch. You can't have those guys doing Mickey Haller.