That chance discovery leads Bosch to a shallow grave in the Hollywood hills, evidence of a murder committed more than 20 years earlier. It's a cold case, but it stirs up Bosch's memories of his own childhood as an orphan in the city. Digging through police reports and hospital records, tracking down street kids and runaways from the 1970s, Bosch finds a family ripped apart by an absence - and a trail, ever more tenuous, into a violent, terrifying world.
As the case takes Bosch deeper into the past, a rookie cop named Julia Brasher brings him alive in the present in a way no one has in years. Bosch has been warned about the trouble that comes with dating a rookie, but no warning could withstand the heat between them - or prepare Bosch for the explosions when the case takes a hard turn.
Drawing on the "precision-tooled twists" and "wellspring of authentically lurid detail" (Los Angeles Magazine) that have made him one of the fasted-selling novelists at work today, Michael Connelly has written a riveting, hard-edged, and unforgettable thriller.
Don't miss Detective Harry Bosch on the case in these Michael Connelly crime fiction novels.
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"Dark and angst-ridden...crackles with energy." (Publishers Weekly)
"Hard-boiled cop fiction at its most gripping." (Booklist, starred review)
Michael Connelly grabbed me on this book, right from the first page!! He definitely has not lost his magic touch to keep a reader interested and wanting to not put the book down for one minute!! The story was great! The performance was outstanding! If you like being grabbed, this is a great book!!
I am listening in order, this would probably be 3.
I am glad there was a resolution to the story.
The story was not all that surprising. I felt as if the story was a bit more predictable than the previous Harry Bosch books. However the mission that Bosch is on and his need to find the truth really hooked me in. I could not stop the story and wanted to know the history in the bones. I immediately had to purchase and download Book 9!
The reader had not emotion and all the characters sounded the same
Not really. I have listened to earlier Bosch books, and enjoyed them
Certainly. Harry Bosch is a must read. I read most of the Bosch and Haller series and Michael Connelly does write a captivating story.
Always, Harry. Even though he tends to run it alone when he should keep his partner apprised of what is going on, Harry digs up the answers. While this is not good for real life crime fighting, it does make for good fiction crime fighting.
This was the only weak point. While the narrator did a solid job, he doesn't seem up to the task of narrating character driven novels. There was little distinction between the characters' voices or suspense in the narration. I will listen to him again but because I want to listen to the book not the narrator.
I'm not going to give away what my headline "until now?" means. Listen to the book and discover for yourself.
I would of never picked up another Connelly book if this was my first. It's a very dull and routine storyline. Not up to the standards of some of his finer pieces that came before and after this book.
Narration was very poor. The narrator was basically the same voice throughout.
I picked this to finish out all the Bosch series books. I'm not quite finished with it, so maybe the story will redeem itself, but the narration cannot.
I really like most of Michael Connelly's books and but I felt like this one did not did not give us a clear ending. I don't want to 'sort of' know who did it... I want the book done, completed, the real killer caught or dead. The character development was great and for those Connelly lovers... if I were going to try to interpret stuff here I would say that this one was more about Harry and his path than the mystery itself. I buy Connelly books purely for the entertainment factor. I don't want to think too much and I like a clean ending tied up with a bow...the little synopsis or 'ah ha' moment where you find out exactly what happened. Unlike many of his others... there is no moment where it all comes completely together and you know exactly what actually happened.
Like most Bosch good movement in the story line. Harry relations in the dept. always adds to the story.
Yes, have and will.
He was fine
Kept in suspense the whole way. As usual, Harry Bosch saves the day. Loved the book.
Harry Bosch book 8 in the series ranks somewhere in the middle of the pack. Weird endinng didn't see that coming.
I think for the first Time in the series Harry Bosch didn't get suspended or in trouble with his supervisors. His ability to solve a case where know one else can.
He is ok, but not the best narrator in this series. His Harry Bosch voice doesn't sound rough enough. He needs to sound older too.
Uncovering the story behind the Bones.
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