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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 19 February 2004
Harry Bosch, now officially retired, has time on his hands. But, he still feels the pull of the job, and knows deep down that finding justice for the dead is, for him, not just a job, but a life. And so, he begins to look into a four year old unsolved case that has fallen by the investigatorial wayside, the vicious murder of Angella Benton, a film production assistant, killer just a few days before a daring $2million robbery on a movie set. Bosch gradually uncovers new information, throwing the case into an entirely different light, and finds that, even though he’s now left the LAPD, trouble still won’t leave him alone…
This is a tremendously successful Bosch novel from Connelly, surely the finest American exponent of the gritty cop thriller. It’s plot may not be entirely engrossing, but this book has so much in it about Bosch – no doubt helped by the fact that it’s told in the first person – that that doesn’t matter. Indeed, I don’t think Connelly has ever dug quite so deep, or shined his light quite so far into the mysterious dark cavern that is Harry Bosch, which makes this book a real delight for all fans of the series. To be honest, I feel that this book is primarily about Bosch, Bosch and Bosch (oh, and maybe L.A. too), so if you want a novel with a strong plot, maybe pass this by just for now. Although, I’d certainly recommend Lost Light to all those who are already fans. But, as the plot isn’t Connelly’s best (even though it does turn into something quite special at the books fascinating climax) those looking to just try the series out, should probably try an earlier one.
It’s fresh, it’s very well written, it’s engaging, and it even has another final page revelation to shock the reader, making this another gem among the treasure-trove that is Connelly’s work.
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on 14 February 2004
I'm not usually one for a crime novel, and after hearing good things, i gave this book a go. From the start you get pulled into the world and mind of Harry Bosch, and the mystery of his case unfolding.
The plot is based on an unsolved murder case which Bosch felt attached to and after retiring as a cop wants to complete it for peace of mind. However, the case is much deeper and dangerous than he thought!(dont want to give anything away!)
Great charectors, No cheesy bits, Fab ending, No need to skip a few pages when nothings going on in the book! My first encounter with Micheal Connelly and i hope to find another of his just as good as this. Even if crime novels arent your key passion you'll still get hooked on this.
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on 9 June 2017
I read this book first a good few years ago have never read a Michael Connolly book I didn't enjoy. Rereading this because it was still on my Kindle and am on holiday in the Rockies and ha run out of books to read. So glad I did, really enjoyed it second time around, and am going to go back and re-read some more of the series.
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on 28 June 2017
Twists and turns, lots of insider glimpses of cops and procedures. Keeps you interested to the very end - I never needed to skip ahead!
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on 19 July 2017
Chose book as I had read the rest of the Harry Bosch series. Needed to see how his story played out.
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on 27 February 2015
I found it harder to get into as it was written in the first person but I struggle with this anyway. The story line was great and the ending made up for the first person thing.
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on 12 August 2017
Love all these books !!
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on 9 October 2017
You can never fault any book by M.Connelly that mentions Bosch. Everyone is a winner.
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on 21 March 2017
great H Bosch novel
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on 19 August 2017
The last 6 months I have read all the Harry Bosch books in order so I automatically down loaded this one. Really disappointed with this book it's written in the first person it has no soul to it and to be honest it's boring and I have given up reading it.
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