Dark Sacred Night Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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At the end of a long, dark night Detectives Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch cross paths for the very first time.
Detective Renée Ballard is working the graveyard shift again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find that an older man has snuck in and is rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is none other than legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin.
Ballard kicks him out, but eventually Bosch persuades her to help, and she relents. Bosch is investigating the death of 15-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway who was brutally murdered. He crossed paths with her devastated mother while working a previous case, and Daisy's story has seized hold of him.
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 39 minutes|
|Narrator||Titus Welliver, Christine Lakin|
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|Audible.com.au Release Date||30 October 2018|
|Publisher||Orion Publishing Group|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 10,497 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
94 in International Mystery & Crime (Audible Books & Originals)
303 in Police Procedural Mysteries
394 in Crime Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
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I think the TV production crew did well to select the stories they did. Even when they used the story from a darkness more than night they managed to dump the really stupid puerile nonsense and stick to the bit that developed the characters.
None of which has a lot to do with Dark Sacred Night. In DSN Bosch is working with Ballard and he is basically able to keep doing things because she is switched on and keen. I kinda like it. Ballard has expanded the scope of the series which for me is mainly interesting because of how Bosch changes over time. He must be around 70 now. Yeah look I’ve read so much of this junk that I’ve almost stopped judging it. The writing is poor, all the seams are showing, but somehow i kept reading. I think it’s because Titus Welliver made me like Bosch on TV and I’m trying to hang on until season 7 is ready.
This book is ok, in so far as any of them are ok
In this one, Bosch, now retired and working cold cases as a volunteer, teams up with Renee Ballard, a detective working the graveyard shift out of his old stamping ground in Hollywood division. It is a case that is so old and with so few leads that it seems impossible to solve. But Ballard, with time on her hands, wants in. However it is Bosch who decides eventually that it is he who wants to join her. "I just want what you've got, Renee. Not too many have it ..." This is a different kind of partnership for Bosch. For the first time he has an equal, and someone he is prepared to give the upper hand to.
Like most of the Bosch series, this is a dark novel, taking place mainly at night and revealing the underbelly of a city whose glitter and glam is only a thin veneer. Bad guys proliferate and danger lurks, but like Batman and Robin, the pair are able to find justice for the victims - at least some of the time.
It is a great read, and since Connelly had the two referring to themselves at the end as a kind of Batman and Robin team, I can only hope this is the start of a brand new series.
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If you DO, I suggest you have a quick read here.
I’ve bought and read every single Connelly book.
The whole Bosch series, the Haller series etc.
In the later, ‘The Gods of Guilt’, ranks in my all time best reads.
It’s incredibly well crafted, beautifully written and hugely thought provoking.
I wouldn’t be surprised if someone is working on a screen play to bring it out as a film sometime soon.
Now, the same can be said for the rest of the books.
Personally I have no problem giving them all 5*.
I would urge you to start of a series and work through.
There are some good offers in the Amazon store Via a search ‘Michael Connelly book Collections’, In the Bosch series UK store will get you going with Ten Paperbacks for ~ £20 - £25. Currently Nineteen are available for £40.
Amazing Value for what you are getting.
There’s an e book collection of fifteen for £55......
Library’s seem very Connelly friendly, I avidly dip in to find new writers, a search of my local, shows several Bosch in and all of them seem available via computer to order in, so I suppose you could go that way.
So where’s the review on this book????
What on earth is this reviewer going on about, urging you to spend and read this authors work and generally raving about how good they all are and yet...
‘Dark Sacred Night’, Is been given a measly one star??
Well, the problem is that if you wish to read it, saying anything about it would ‘give it away’, ‘spoiler alert’, etc
And that’s the problem.....
If you read a lot of this genre (or even if you don’t), you’re looking for all the usual associated with great books, then cunning twists and turns, misdirection, false trails and that final ‘Ah Ha’ moment when it all becomes clear and you didn’t get it (or where close but there’s some shocker etc).
You close you book, or shut down you kindle.
And reflect how great a read you’ve just had.
That doesn’t happen here.
If this is the first Connelly book you’ve ever read, I suspect it would be your last and would move on.
The book does nicely introduce Renée Ballard.
Great back story, strong and intriguing character.
And fans (like me) do want to see how she gets on and where it all goes.
And then the less said the better.
Michael Connelly is a brilliant author and quite rightly deserves all the plaudits and success.
Many don’t agree with me on this book it’s currently nearly five stars in the review section here.
However if you DO, take a breath, don’t be put off.