I really enjoyed the suspense and fast pace of this book. But I was dissapointed that the book left you hanging at the end and looking for closure.
I'm brand new to Michael Connelly. 2 weeks ago I listened to The Lincoln Lawyer, and tomorrow I start The Fifth Witness. I am now completley obsessed. The Reversal is 100% worth the 20 bucks. All the Mickey Haller books are fantastic. I can't speak for all the Harry Bosch reads because I haven't gotten to any of them yet (I will). But trust me on this, you won't regret listening to any of these books.
I am normally a fan of the Harry Bosch series but I decided to give the combination of Harry with Mickey Haller a try. The book had all the makings for a great story but then fell completely flat. I suppose Connelly is trying to sell more books so he leaves the ending hanging and boring. Whatever. I was dissappointed in the whole thing. It makes me hesistant to try any more.
I was disappointed. I found myself not wanting to continue. I think it was because I listened to this right after I finished listening to John Grisham's "The Confession". However, I like the other Harry Bosch titles by Connelly.
Good story with twists and turns and surprises. M Connelly takes you right into these crime investigation & courtroom situations and you feel like you're right there. I thought the ending was...unique, but valid.
I love me some audiobooks
This is a well written drama with a few surprises but overall I felt it was too slow. This novel doesn't have quite the lasting impression as The Lincoln Lawyer. The ending was sort of anticlimactic in my opinion. I won't spoil the ending by describing it, but I was kind of expecting some dramatic twist and turns which never happened. This is not a bad work of fiction at all. Michael Connelly does thorough research into how crimes are investigated and how the court system works. Fans of this series will like this book but if you're new to this author I'd suggest you start with some earlier works to get acquainted with the main characters though it's not absolutely necessary. The earlier works were more exciting, in my opinion.
I love Michael Connolly's Harry Bosch character, but only Dick Hill does him justice. Peter Giles sounds too gruff and it's impossible to tell if he's Harry or Mickey in this book.
The John Nash "Prisoner's Dilemma" allusion/silent witness (and its disastrous repercussions) is powerfully constructed. The dungeon episode classic Connelly. The Haller-Bosch interaction no bromance. Haller's turn as prosecutor no walk in the sun either. What is there not to flip over? Well, maybe Peter Giles.
As I listened to this book, I sensed a spirit of playfulness in the writing as Connelly gives one of the main characters an unexpected role to play in the story. The only reason I did not give this book a higher rating was because I found the ending just a bit too "lazy" and not completely satisfying. A score for the story would be 4.5, but a score for the ending would be 2.0.
I buy audiobooks to keep me walking farther and exercising more. The Reversal really kept me out there. Peter Giles is a wonderful reader and Harry Bosch was on his game too. There were several reversals here. This book is good for more than one listen. Eden in Auburn