But the dead man's widow is suing Harry and the LAPD for killing the wrong man - an accusation that rings terrifyingly true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker's macabre signature.
So, for the second time, Harry must hunt down a death-dealer who is very much alive, before he strikes again. It's a blood-tracked quest that will take Harry from the hard edges of the L.A. night to the last place he ever wanted to go - the darkness of his own heart.
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©2005 Michael Connelly; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio
Enjoyed this one and the twists along the way. The characters are interesting with lots of human flaws. Make the trip to work interesting.
This story is OK...about 1/3 too long, but typical Connelly in that respect. Not exactly a gripping, edge of your seat who done it but OK if you're trapped in the car for a long drive. My disappointment in this audiobook is the narrator...he "acted" each character as though they all had some kind of salivary condition which produced an over abundance of saliva that had to be swallowed in gulps before each character spoke. It was distracting and became a running joke between my husband and me while we were listening to this in the car!
This audio book was a great listen. Just when you thought you knew the outcome there was another twist in the story. Didnt know the outcome till late in the story. Would recommend.
A gadabout with no room for heavy books, so love the audio ones.
I listened. But I'm not sure it was my thing. I don't listen to many mystery, detective books. I wasn't unhappy with it. The narrator was good but I think the material didn't hold my attention. Just an OK listen
I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
The 2nd quarter of this book is more like a courtroom procedural/drama than a police/detective novel. Lots of trial scenes which were rather dull. I like the action to occur within the novel, not be related via "testimony" in a courtroom. Fortunately, at the halfway point the story got back to its roots as a detective novel - and a very good one at that!
There was LOTS of suspense and wondering who done it and how will Bosch figure it out and will he get himself killed and how will he get on with his life and etc...
I think it was the best in the series so far (although I did skip most of the early court scenes because they were irrelevant and just plain uninteresting). The plot and pacing after the halfway point, however, fully made up for the boredom of these court scenes as it got fast 'n furious once they got a suspect to follow.
The narration was very good.
Admittedly, I became a fan of H Bosch and this book is one of the best ones in the crime series. Nicely read, good twists in the story.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Some of the material is a bit dated (no cell phones in 1994), but the book kept me guessing right up until the end.
Mystery type thrillers especially of the cop type variety are a hard one to really rate....just because there seems so many of that type out there... it was only on reading other peoples reviews of this book that i tried it... never read any of Connelly's stuff before and to be honest never heard of him... but wow, loved it, highly recommend it... i drive roadtrains in WA, Australia and this is why i listen to audiobooks, and this kept me wanting to drive no prob at all....
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
I like the Harry Bosch series and this certainly did not dissapoint me. I loved it. Dick Hill's narration was terrific. This has everything one could want in a murder mystery.
The author has created an interesting serial killer novel as part of his series, with a few twists that save the piece. The narration was great! Don't expect any shocking surprises in plot or that you won't be able to stop listening, but it is worth the listen.
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