From the bestselling author of The Lincoln Lawyer and The Gods of Guilt.
When LAPD detective Harry Bosch shot and killed Norman Church - the 'Dollmaker' - the police were convinced it marked the end of the search for one of the city's most bizarre serial killers.
But four years later, Norman Church's widow is taking Bosch to court, accusing him of killing the wrong man. To make matters worse, Bosch has just received a note, eerily reminiscent of the ones the Dollmaker used to taunt him with, giving him a location where a body can be found.
Is the Dollmaker still alive? Or is this the work of a vicious copycat killer, determined to repeat the Dollmaker's grisly feats and destroy Bosch's career in the process?
Connelly, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, combines courtroom drama and police procedural in this thriller about a serial killer thought dead.
Now reading the Bosch books in order. This story is brilliant and I couldn’t put it down. My favourite book of his early work to date. I highly recommend this as a book you must read.
The Concrete Blonde
I like all Connelly books but wasn't 'in from the start' so have read them out of order. The Concrete Blonde is one of my favourites with a great story within a story, together with many twists and turns.
The main character (Harry Bosch) is tough and uncompromising yet he still manages to get you on his side rooting for him, and The Concrete Blonde is no exception on this count. As with all Connelly's books the story is well researched and, most importantly, believable. The non-word 'unputdownable' is over-used, but in this case it fits really well as the end of one chapter left you desperate to read the next.
Connelly is indubitably one of the best crime writers of all time.