I own almost every book Michael Connelly has ever written. I was so very disappointed with this one. Neither character drew me in. Bosch doesn’t feel like the same character anymore. Ballard’s blatant disregard for her own safety just doesn’t cut it. It was like Connelly had forgotten all police procedures he has written over the past two decades. Overall, the book was choppy. Maybe he’s too busy on the set of Bosch. Either way, it feels like he just phoned this one in without filling out the characters. I hope the next one is better.
Welcome back, Renee! Another great one!
I hope there is another. I hope that this is the beginning of the Ballard and Bosch series…They are a good team...
Omg this book was so good. Believe it or not I haven’t read a book in years and it was soothing to read one I really enjoyed. Yeet
I love this new pairing, and can't wait to see where this partnership leads. Harry Bosch is on of the best characters in fiction and now he has a new partner in Ballard that matches his determination to ensure no victim is forgotten and everyone matters.
SS in VA
I this book, Bosch works with a woman Detective, Ballard. The back and forth of his action then hers makes for very interesting reading. I really enjoyed it. Keep them coming!
I’ve read all the Bosch books and this one just was not the read of the past. It wasn’t until well past mid-way that things got interesting and even then often derailed by the pointless addition of a ‘roommate’. Connelly, unfortunately, is joining Follett, DeMille, Burke, Deaver, Grisham, Kellerman.... in churning out steadily declining books.