Dark Sacred Night
A MURDER HE CAN'T FORGET.
A CASE ONLY SHE CAN SOLVE.
'OUTSTANDING' IAN RANKIN
Amazon Best 100 Books of The Year
Barnes & Noble Best Books of The Year
Top Ten Best Thrillers of the Year - Washington Post
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Daisy Clayton's killer was never caught. In over ten years, there has been no breakthrough in her murder case.
Detective Renée Ballard has faced everything the LAPD's notorious dusk-till-dawn graveyard shift has thrown at her. But, until tonight, she'd never met Harry Bosch - an ex-homicide detective consumed by this case.
Soon, she too will become obsessed by the murder of Daisy Clayton.
Because Ballard and Bosch both know: every murder tells a story. And Daisy's case file reads like the first chapter in an untold tragedy that is still being written - one that could end with Ballard herself, if she cannot bring the truth to light...
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CRIME DOESN'T GET BETTER THAN CONNELLY.
'One of the world's greatest crime writers' Daily Mail
'Crime thriller writing of the highest order' Guardian
'A terrific writer with pace, style and humanity to spare' The Times
'America's greatest living crime writer' Daily Express
'The pre-eminent detective novelist of his generation' Ian Rankin
'A master' Stephen King
'A genius' Independent on Sunday
'A superb natural storyteller' Lee Child
'One of the great storytellers of crime fiction' Sunday Telegraph
'Justly regarded as one of the world's finest crime writers' Mail On Sunday
'No one writes a better modern thriller than Connelly' Evening Standard
I didn't enjoy this as much as previous books. It seems to lead no-where for the main characters other than another few exploits.
Bit misleading - beware
Not Connelly's best work.
The book is not really a Harry Bosh story at all. Its mostly presented from Renee Ballard's perspective and narrated by Christine Larkin. Misleading at best.
Michael Connelly seems to have decided that he wants to jump on the metoo SJW bandwagon taking every opportunity to depict all men (especially white men as stated in the audiobook) as evil sexist etc - seems he decided using the book as a political mouthpiece was the way to go. If thats what you like then go for it.
The story line is thin and plodding when compared to previous works which were detailed, well characterised, well described, surprising and and with plots if not complex at least had some twists and surprises. This book has none of that.
I have read every one of the Harry Bosch novels plus other Connelly works too and this just is not in the same class. Not sure whats happening here but it aint for the better.