It was interesting to read this novel about 3 Olympic athletes (and their coach) during the 2012 summer Olympics, but it would be good and relevant any time. The overall theme of the book is "what matters most in life, your career ambitions (and money/fame) or the people in your life that you love?
To avoid spoilers -- wording it this way: A crucial decision made by the husband of one of the main characters, near the end of the novel, during an important race she was participating in.
The narrator did a good job of making the different characters actually sound different.
The one child in Gold has a fixation with Star Wars. I thought there was too much Star Wars discussion during the times the novel was told from the child's viewpoint.
I've read all of Micahel Connelly's books and enjoyed them. Connelly's characters Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller work together on a trial in "The Reversal," and although the premise sounded interesting to me, I was very disappointed. The book's focus is on the mystery surrounding the crimes supposedly committed by the defendent Haller is prosecuting and Bosch is investigating. Despite the focus of this book being on the mystery, with little character development, the book ends abruptly without solving the mystery. I wondered if Connelly is planning a sequel or if he didn't know how he wanted to solve the mystery.
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