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.
Impressed? Ace detective Harry Bosch is also on the case in other exciting Michael Connelly crime-fiction novels.
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Very enjoyable !
Love this narrator for this series , he draws you in and you never leave !
Very good listen. I had a hard time leaving this to sleep or do errands .. But was worth the time . Another good Harry Bosch book
This series definitely grows on you. It doesn't immediately stand out from the crowd, but eventually you realise that these are well-written books that take a while to sink in.
Yes it is, at least for me.
It was only the third and there are several more to com.
He does a good job.
Concrete Blonde would be OK even for a film
As usual, a forced "Conelly ending"
Connelly has excelled himself with this stunning, suspense murder mystery with more twists & turns than the track to Everest's summit.
Dick Hill's narration is flawless. It's almost like a 'production' with a full cast, rather than a narration. Start listening now!
I have read/listened to them out of order but this is by far the best. With the exception of The Drop the early ones in the series are far better.
There was too much saliva sucking and swallowing on too many characters. I think it was an attempt to make the performance more realistic, but it was way too overdone. It became very annoying after a while.
I hated the voice he used for women, it was insipid and made them seem like brainless twits. It would have been better if he just spoke in his ordinary voice - we can tell it's a woman by the "she said" or "Sylvia said" etc.
Despite the above comment, the narration was well done and the story was great.
I like the characters and series overall, enjoy the self-doubt and mullings of the main character, appreciate the recognizeable voices that the narrator creates.
He really does a range of voices and accents that helps bring the side characters to life. Appreciate hearing them reproduced so well from earlier audiobooks.
"A complicated case, a cowboy cop, a crooked killer." Or maybe "A crooked killer -- was it him or me?"
The sound production on the first chapter is really flawed, but it smoothes out -- producers should have fixed the recording, especially for a book this prominent.
Quite wet throughout, with a lot of unnecessary/distracting lip smacks and gasps in regular dialogue. Especially surprising, since the same problems weren't present in the first two books by the same narrator. Story makes you forget it, but then it intrudes yuckily again. Just a warning to the sound-sensitive.
I love a good story and will always give my honest opinion of a book, not matter if its my favorite author or not.
I have always enjoyed a good court room battle and the writer created a great one in this book. He must have done a lot of work and research for this book, because he makes you feel like you are there in the court room in the excitement as the twist and turns continue to keep you guessing on what's going to happen.
Yes, found myself choosing activities that could be done while listening rather than working through my "to do" list in priority order...
Bosch, of course
Great voice for the character of Harry
This is the first of the HB series where Connelly begins easing up on the clichés begins branching out into other areas. The talent for writing gripping courtroom drama that is so evident in Connelly's Lincoln Lawyer series makes it's debut here, and it ends up outshining the rest of an already best-yet story.
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