Harry Bosch gets a call, too. The former LAPD detective hears from the wife of an old friend who has recently died. The death appeared natural, but this man's ties to the hunt for the Poet make Harry dig deep, and lead him into a terrifying, bewildering situation.
So begins the most compelling, frightening, and masterful novel Michael Connelly has ever written. The Narrows places Harry Bosch in league with Rachel Walling, at odds with the FBI and squarely in the path of the most ruthless and ingenious murderer in Los Angeles' history. What follows is a taut and tantalizing mystery that has Harry Bosch racing from the hostile vistas of the Nevada desert to the glittering Las Vegas strip to the dark corners of Los Angeles.
Through it all, Bosch works at his newfound life as father to a young daughter, balancing the deepest love he has ever felt with his own sense of mission and his profound awareness of evil.
Don't miss Detective Harry Bosch on the case in these Michael Connelly crime fiction novels.
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"Michael Connelly's best crime novel since City of Bones." (The New York Times)
"A dynamite plot, fully flowered characters, and a meticulous attention to the details of investigative procedure....Connelly is a master and this novel is yet another of his masterpieces." (Publishers Weekly)
I look forward to Connelly novels, have read them all by now, but not all are a "10." This one is! While it helps to have read The Poet beforehand, it is not necessary. A truly enjoyable Bosch novel. Can't wait for the next one.
I have enjoyed all of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch books, but this one stands above them all. The narrator is superb. Thank goodness it wasn't that irritating Scott Brick who reads for so many of these detective novels. The other good news is that the novel leaves open a possibility for Bosch to pursue another encounter with the FBI agent Rachel Walling and, perhaps, the Poet.
Okay, I listened to the whole book, but I became progressively more irritated the longer I listened. The story was weak and the reading was worse. The memory of the narrator's falsetto when speaking for the female characters still rankles, as do the annoying red herrings and lengthy digressions on lifestyle trivia.
I found my mind wandering most of the time and I wasn't anxious to get back to it to finish the book.....I was happy when it was over. I wouldn't recommend it to any of my friends. The ending was anti-climatic and predictable and the book was boring.
This is the first book I've read from this author. I wish I had previously read the others in the series; although, I certainly enjoyed the book. It kept me reading. The plot was interesting and suspenseful. Sometimes I could guess the next plot direction and sometimes not. I just wanted to keep reading.
I will choose this author again!
Really got to like Hieronymous Bosch. To me each book I read/listen to seems to get better. Excellent read
"A Triumph of Plotting and Tension"
Bringing together plots from at least two of Michael Connelly's earlier novels, The Narrows, shows a complexity of plotting that is deeply impressive: each clue, each reaction to a clue, each move by the killer to taunt the police, and for the police to pursue the elusive killer, is one more tightening of the tension and suspense of the story. In pursing the Poet each major character puts their fate and their lives in jeopardy. This book is a worthy successor to the previous novel The Poet, and a book not to be missed. The audiobook is skilfully read: well paced and strong.
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