With the spare time a suspension brings, Harry opens up the 30-year-old file on the case and is irresistibly drawn into a past he has always avoided. It's clear that the case was fumbled and the smell of a cover-up is unmistakable. Someone powerful was able to divert justice and Harry vows to uncover the truth. As he relentlessly follows the broken pieces of the case, the stirred interest causes new murders and pushes Harry to the edge of his job...and his life.
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©2005 Michael Connelly; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio
"Grabs you and shakes you-and it feels great." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A powerful book." (Houston Chronicle)
Seems that Bosch's attitude has finally done him in but that turns out not to be the case. He decides while on leave he will investigate a 30+ year old murder, his mother. The case takes him to Florida and back to LA but he uncovers lots of mysteries along the way. His world has more conspiracy theories than anyone should have to deal with but he perseveres and with some not exactly straight forward moves he solves the case. It doesn't end where it begins but he does get cleared of wrong doing. Again, Dick Hill is a superb narrator.
This is a great police procedural. A great mystery solved and an intimate look inside Harry Bosch. All the accolades you read are true, this is a great series and I HIGHLY recommend it if you are into the genre. You will find no better!!!!
Really deep book
It was somber
He is a good narrator
It was somber
No nit really
If you have never listened to Dick Hill perform, then you need to. Mr. Hill really makes the characters come alive!
Many of the Harry Bosch mysteries are very good. I highly recommend them!
Oh, man. He is simply the best, in my opinion. He does so many different voices that I often believe there are many actors reading the book!
I'm new to the Harry Bosch Series, but I loved this one because we get to see "inside" Harry Bosch, learn about what makes him tick, and see why he's a little damaged from his past. All this makes Harry a well thought out character who doesn't disappoints in his humanness and intelligence as a detective and person. Great listen. Dick Hill is excellent as a narrator, I seek him out as a reader.
Dick Hill does a great job in narration, it's almost like listening to a radio play. Real voice acting sounds like it was ripped from a movie, rather than just read. That goes for the first 4 books in the Harry Bosch series that I've listened to so far.
Harry Bosch comes across as the tough, sarcastic heavy smoking detective that was popular years ago. His quips come across with delightful accuracy in Dick Hill's narration. I laughed often.
I'm old and sarcastic myself, so maybe that's why I like it :)
I won't spoil it for you, but I will say that Connelly pulls all the strings together behind the mysterious life of Bosch (at least as we know it so far). This is masterful writing. The plot and characters are so interwoven, and the suspense is incredible. Hats off, too, for Dick Hill's reading. Very well done.
I found the book quite haunting and gave a lot of insight into Harry Bosch and his feelings
I am not sure I could compare Harry Bosch with another series it stands out - its different
I like the narrator because his voice is Harry Bosch
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If you're a Harry Bosch fan and like me you started with the newer novels then this is a great read and gives you an insight into the man who became a detective.
This was a great way to explore one of the most formative and defining events in Harry's life. It also explains why the current spate of "cold case" television and movie stories are so strong - the cases are fascinating - but it's personal with Harry. He investigates the murder of his mother, which doomed him to a childhood of children's homes and unsuccessful foster homes. Well written, intelligent, good detection. Only problem I had was the ending, which I thought was lame. However, Connelly is always a 5 star writer, and I would hate to have someone miss him - so a 4 star Connelly is going to get 5 stars from me unless it's really bad - and this is definitely good.
One of the best portrayals of a therapists is in this book. Usually they are portrayed as either far too directive, too sexy, or just plain bad. Harry's department mandated therapist is excellent and Harry responds to her, which is one of the good parts of this book. It shows Harry moving ahead in his life - rather than ossifying into a paper cut out character. Connelly has written a long series of books with this character, and he has done it better than most authors because Harry is a smart and thoughtful guy, and smart and thoughtful guys can take what comes at them and change over the course of their lives. He keeps the qualities that make him Harry, and make him a killer detective at the same time. By giving Harry a life that is not static, and a personality that never freezes in time, he keeps himself and his readers from being bored. I'll keep reading about Bosch, so long as Connelly is willing to write about Bosch.
I love a good story and will always give my honest opinion of a book, not matter if its my favorite author or not.
The twist and turns in this book out did the others. When you think it is over yet it has just begun.
Following along with the series you are always thinking in the back of your mind what happened to make harry who he is. This books answers a lot of our questions and raises plenty more.
The reader has a great voice that tends to entrance you into the story.
I say it every time. I am always left wanting the next book of this series
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