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The Wrong Side of Goodbye Audiobook

The Wrong Side of Goodbye: A Harry Bosch Novel, Book 21

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Publisher's Summary

Detective Harry Bosch must track down someone who may never have existed in the new thriller from number-one New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly.

Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from 30 years with the LAPD speak for themselves.

Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it?

Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the dying magnate hires Bosch, the only person he can trust. With such a vast fortune at stake, Harry realizes that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he's seeking. But as he begins to uncover the haunting story - and finds uncanny links to his own past - he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.

At the same time, unable to leave cop work behind completely, he volunteers as an investigator for a tiny cash-strapped police department and finds himself tracking a serial rapist who is one of the most baffling and dangerous foes he has ever faced.

Swift, unpredictable, and thrilling, The Wrong Side of Goodbye shows that Michael Connelly "continues to amaze with his consistent skill and sizzle" (Cleveland Plain Dealer).

©2016 Michael Connelly (P)2016 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"A great mystery and a great narration are a winning combination." (AudioFile)

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    Catherine Shuler Salem, IL 11-04-16
    Catherine Shuler Salem, IL 11-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "So Very Good"

    Connelly always writes a compelling mystery with believable characters that I love and understand. Add Welliver's narration and it's a swing for the fence every time. And thank you, Michael, for giving us more with Haller and Bosch together. I love, love, love that relationship.

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    S. Craig Yamasaki 11-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Harry's Back Sharp as Ever!!! "

    Although not my favorite narrator, this is a crackling good Bosch Books. Well worth reading.!

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    Mary Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada 11-13-16
    Mary Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada 11-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the best ..."

    I enjoyed the reading by Welliver and I enjoyed the interaction of Haller with Bosch. I also enjoyed the forward looking close. But it wasn't Bosch at his hard-hitting best. Next time.

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    Jean Colson 11-13-16
    Jean Colson 11-13-16 Member Since 2013
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    "highly recommend"

    An interesting concept of two story themes going on in this book so that was interesting. Now, the narration, I ADORE Titus Welliver's portrayal of Bosch in the terrific TV series, however, as a reader, he leaves a lot to be desired. He makes no attempt to differentiate characters with his voice, which sometimes has me rewinding so I could determine who was speaking. The majority of the dialog is the Bosch character, so it's not a terrible performance. I guess if you're a crazy old lady who has not read a book the "old-fashioned" way since 1993 when I heard my first unabridged audio book [Grisham's The Client] the narration all might not be terribly important as it can be when a little miracle happens when the perfect Mook meets the perfect narrator, then it's simply Bliss. George Guidall and The Cat Who series and Jim Dale and the hundreds of characters in the Harry Potter series are two examples that come to mind.

    This book is fine. Michael Connolly is a splendid writer -- I am extremely fond of the Bosch TV series -- hurry up and make more, please. Titus Welliver "is" Bosch!.

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    gcal504 11-12-16
    gcal504 11-12-16 Member Since 2011

    I favor detective fiction,police procedurals,biography, american history, everything available about Lincoln,TR, Obama ,Truman

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    "mr Connelly at his best...compelling"
    Would you listen to The Wrong Side of Goodbye again? Why?

    well plotted, great characters, and well read...Welliver reads servicably...not the same as Hill or other prior readers in series, but fine.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    the plot was as good as the strongest Bosch pieces, with good usage of Haller,including the Closers, Concrete Blond, Angels Flight, Nine Dragons.


    Which character – as performed by Titus Welliver – was your favorite?

    Bosch, the Chief, and the female detective were very good....and i liked the heiress


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no extreme reaction, but the read was well worth it.


    Any additional comments?

    the character development police work and focus on small hispanic department was excellent...no more chief irving is a good thing....

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    Robin Wade 11-04-16
    Robin Wade 11-04-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Best one yet!!"

    I am a long time, huge fan of Bosch & Connelly - I look forward to many more!!!

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