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5.0 out of 5 stars Connnelly continues to impress with an enthralling piece of crime fiction
The Gods of Guilt marks the fifth appearance of straight-talking defence lawyer Mickey Haller. He is the half-brother of LAPD officer Harry Bosch, who appears in previous novel "Black Box". The author rotates the characters well.It is interesting to find out how the characters differ in terms of personality. The approach of handling cases is interesting to explore.The...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Liked it rather than loved it
I am a fan of Michael Connelly's books both the Harry Bosch and the Mickey Haller series. I prefer the Mickey Haller series as I feel he has written some of his best work in the courtroom setting. However, the fifth book in the Mickey Haller series doesn't live up to expectations.

For some reason, I get a rushed feeling about the book, especially as there were...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must be read more than once, 31 Aug 2014
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I am a fan of Michael Connelly and have read most of his books, all of which I have enjoyed. I love the Harry Bosch stories and also those featuring Mickey Haller. This latest (Gods of Guilt) is probably one of his best.

Unlike John Grisham, who seems to have run out of ideas, Connelly still manages to surprise the reader and his style is unique.

A really brilliant book. I'm about to read it again!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Michael Connolly produces another winner, 29 July 2014
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This is a Haller book and not a story about his more famous half-brother, Bosch. Connolly has a good tale to tell and obviously learnt a lot from his days as a court reporter. I enjoyed watching the case for the prosecution unravel and seeing how Haller built his questioning of the witnesses. I certainly wanted to read it to the end but there really was too much based in the courtroom.
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but not quite up to standard, 11 Sep 2014
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Michael Connelly's books are always interesting and entertaining, and he is one of the few authors I read regularly. This is OK, but there is a little too much concentration & detail on the legal procedures, many of which mean nothing to the UK reader. Also the constant references to the involvement of the characters means that you need to have read the relevant previous book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Connelly Masterpiece, 22 July 2014
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l have thoroughly enjoyed every one of Michael Connelly's books and this one is no exception. Bosch is my favourite character but Mickey Haller is second favourite. The books are so very well written, the characters so believable & the stories so gripping that they are un-put-downable !! I am always very impatient, waiting for Mr Connelly to publish his latest masterpiece.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love Michael Connelly books and this one did not disappoint ..., 23 July 2014
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I love Michael Connelly books and this one did not disappoint me. Mickey Haller is a great character and I feel as if I am always there with him as the story progresses. The plot moves quickly and the team bond together well. Without spoiling this book for others I could feel their pain. Read this book and you will see what I mean. Great read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Jury's out, 28 July 2014
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This is familiar territory for both author and reader and feels like a comfortable jaunt over safe ground. I was hoping for a lot more from the plot which didn't differ a whole lot from previous books. It's still a great read but the material is looking just a little tired and overworked and maybe the author should strike out in a new direction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is an un putdownable(new word)The pace is amazing, the plot is believable and the characters are ..., 11 Dec 2014
You would think that after all the books he has written Michael Connelly would dry up.No!This is an un putdownable(new word)The pace is amazing,the plot is believable and the characters are excellent.You can imagine yourself in Micky Hallers defence team.The twists and turns make you think and all in all a superb read.Keep going Michael.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An engaging, easy read, 26 Aug 2014
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Having come to Michael Connelly via the Lincoln Lawyer, I have a slight preference for the Mickey Haller series to the Harry Bosch series, and book 5 does not disappoint. The story moves at an excellent pace and I was impatient to get to the end, always a good sign. Would recommend as an engaging, easy read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A well crafted, legally authentic narrative (as you would ..., 12 Aug 2014
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A well crafted, legally authentic narrative (as you would expect from Michael Connelly) with believable characters and sinuous plot development. Micky Haller is a worthy persona to hang a series of books on, but if I'm honest, his half brother Harry Bosch is still 'the man' - despite his advancing years....!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great story in the Mickey Haller series, 2 July 2014
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Another great story in the Mickey Haller series, read this in 3 days, just could not put it down, just wish there was more than 5 in the series, I always find these books we'll written and easy reading , with great story content, can't wait for the next Mickey Haller book
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