My gauge of a good mystery is that it has to be believable and at the same time have enough suspense and twists and turns to hold my attention. Michael Connelly is one of my favorite authors since he always fulfills my expectations on these points. The Reversal has very believable characters with the combination of Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller. Both have been the primary character in Connelly's previous books and with them in concert, it doubles the fun. Up until the last, the reader has no clue how the story will end. Jessup, the very unlikable killer who thinks he can outsmart these two, along with his slick lawyer, Clever Clive, make for believable, but worthy opponents, both in and out of court.
Mickey Haller (aka The Lincoln Lawyer) is such a terrific guy that both of his two ex-wives still admire and work with him. Both he and Harry Bosch are also loving fathers to their young daughters. Both men are at the top of their game both personally and professionally.
Another key component in audio books is a good reader, because the Performance is a vital part in audio. Peter Giles is good. You never have a doubt as to which character is speaking and his delivery is flawless.
I recommend this book and I will definitely look for this combination in future books by Michael Connelly.
Compelling Connelly, kept me listening an 1.5 hours past bed time! The climax scene actually felt rushed through a little too quickly thus losing the drama and tension created throughout the rest of the book. Hope there is more Mickey Haller to come.
I really enjoyed the story, but the Reader did not captivate me at all; always seemed to be dragging. I'm not talking about the character he was reading, but he always made his character seem "annoyed and tired", even when the story line didn't call for it. I was just turned off by him. I like "Mickey Haller", just not this one so much :O(
Most memorable was the end and the fact that the guy was still out there.
He gives a good voice to Haller
Just the ending
If you're a fan of Bosch or Haller, you'll probably get some satisfaction in the pairing of both for this book, but the story is so lame and the ending is anti-climactic.
I'm not sure what would have made this better - a more complex mystery and court case?
Solid, safe, adequate.
Not without some serious work on the story.
I love the Bosch series and really like the Lincoln Lawyer books focused on Bosch. This is a good combination with an interesting story. I enjoyed the read, it was not "unputdownable" like his previous books. I love this author's style. Will be reading many more of his novels in the future, that's for sure!
Yes I would. Connelly's books are well written and hold together very well with enough twists and turns to keep them sharp and interesting. I love the Harry Bosch character with his flaws and all. I am glad to see a crossover with Michael Halloran too.
Harry in his most protective mode with his daughter was a bit of humanity not often found in "tough guy" books.
Harry Bosch is always my favorite.
I am a hairstylist that enjoys the outdoors. I love listening to books as I fall asleep. I rode a Harley, Drive na RV, and cut beautiful flowers to put in my home. Give me piece and quiet, Give me friends and fun. I choose to be happy and enjoy life.
The suspense in this book is just as great as all the other Harry Bosch mysteries.
Harry Bosch is always mysterious and calculating. You are always waiting for his next move.
always Harry Bosch
I can not put this book down until I have listened to the whole story. The great thing about this audible I can get my house work done and listen at the same time. I have listened to almost all of the Harry Bosch series. I am never disappointed.
Love the Harry Bosch!!