The Wrong Side of Goodbye (HARRY BOSCH Book 21) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the internationally bestselling author of the Harry Bosch thriller series. The TV tie-in series - Bosch - is one of the most watched original series on Amazon Prime and is now in its third season. He is also the author of several bestsellers, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, The Lincoln Lawyer, which was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club in 2006, and has been President of the Mystery Writers of America. His books have been translated into thirty-nine languages and have won awards all over the world, including the Edgar and Anthony Awards. He spends his time in California and Florida.
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- File size : 1687 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 448 pages
- Publisher : Allen & Unwin (24 October 2016)
- ASIN : B01GC3072Y
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- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
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- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 7,945 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It is no spoiler to say that in "The Wrong Side of Goodbye" Harry solves two unrelated mysteries. One, a serial rapist case while working part-time, unpaid for the SFPD. The other an heir finding mission on his private ticket. Connelly's skilful writing keeps us bubbling along with both cases, neither one nor the other sliding into the background. He also brings Mickey Haller into the plot; a totally satisfying Connelly/Bosch/Haller experience.
At the end Harry is offered an employment opportunity that leads me to hope there will be more of Bosch and Haller next year.
Firstly, this book seems pretty short. I personally prefer better value for money with regards to length of the story than this book offered. Secondly, while the storyline wasn’t bad it also wasn’t great either. I kept thinking it was building to a big cliff hanger which just never happened.
Overall, this book was ok but nothing to rave about or recommend.
I'd like to know what happened to Harry's house at 7203 Woodrow Wilson Drive? It has been demolished.
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Two contemporaneous cases: one provides the action, the other the suspense. The ending was a little more low key than usual but I really liked it. And there were a few unexpected twists.
If you like Connelly, you'll like this. (You may not give it 5 stars, like me, but I think you'll enjoy it.)
In this latest book Harry is running with two investigations, a rape case under his guise of a part time officer with the San Fernando Police Department and as a PI he's been asked by a very wealthy 85 year old man to try to find an heir. While running the two cases side by side the book is well paced and Connelly manages to keep both cases interesting, and well paced.
A great writing style and I love how the author feeds hints to the reader, certainly in the running for my favourite read of 2017.
I highly recommend this book, series and the author to any avid reader of police procedural books and crime thrillers in general.
If you have read other books in the series, then this one may initially strike you as being a little different. The plot has fewer twists and turns than in previous novels, but it still retains all the other elements we fans of the series enjoy; Harry's dogged determination to solve a case, his ability to think outside the box based on his experiences as well as his creativity, his concern for the 'victim' and ensuring that justice is served (etc.). There is plenty of action as well as the added bonus of the involvement of his half-brother, the lawyer Mickey Haller (who has featured in other novels by Michael Connelly).
In this novel Harry is involved in two investigations. The first involves a request from a childless billionaire who is close to death but who believes he may have sired a child when he was a young man. He hires Harry to investigate but on the proviso that Harry doesn't tell anyone else about this investigation or his findings. The search for a possible heir appears impossible at first but as Harry starts to make progress in his search the level of suspense and menace in this story-line increases dramatically.
The second investigation involves Harry's part time job as a member of the San Fernando Police Department. Harry is asked to help the team find a serial rapist. This story-line is more of an action thriller. Both story-lines however follow a traditional police procedural approach, with the narratives following Harry's investigations.
So if you enjoy police procedural crime thrillers, this book should definitely not disappoint. It is, like all Michael Connelly's books, easy to read and contains enough action and suspense to keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next and how it will end.
So - no spoilers, but I like it a lot. Although I feel let down by the rushed dénouement - all the loose ends are wrapped up in a single chapter - and I think they could be better done as a whole book, although perhaps a Lincoln Lawyer book (Connelly's other great franchise). It would be interesting to see it from another angle.