The mystery genre is not one I've been a huge fan of - too much in the way of formulaic plots and thin, cartoon-ish characters that don't ring true. Here, Michael Connelly - with considerable aid from the narrator - has created in"Lost Light" (and "The Closers") a truly engaging tale, with more than sufficient surprises as the tale unfolds.
The stories are fresh, with plenty of references to contemporary events that server to make it all more real than we might wish. The characters have good depth and are painted in a way that brings them to life.
I can only hope to find more books of this quality. Whether you are a fan of the genre or new to it, I daresay you will enjoy this.
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