Daisy Clayton’s killer was never caught. In over ten years, there has been no breakthrough in her murder case.
Detective Renée Ballard has faced everything the LAPD’s notorious dusk-till-dawn graveyard shift has thrown at her. But, until tonight, she’d never met Harry Bosch – an ex-homicide detective consumed by this case.
Soon, she too will become obsessed by the murder of Daisy Clayton.
Because Ballard and Bosch both know: every murder tells a story. And Daisy’s case file reads like the first chapter in an untold tragedy that is still being written – one that could end with Ballard herself, if she cannot bring the truth to light…
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I haven’t read anything from Michael Connelly for a while so it was great to read something by him again and to see that he’s still going strong!
This is the first book that features the fantastic new detective team of Ballard and Bosch who seem very well suited for each other. Each brings different things to the story with Ballard being very a strong and capable detective while Bosch is too tired to play by the rules which makes for interesting reading. I found I liked them instantly and enjoyed following them as they tried to solve the investigation.
I always like a crime thriller involving a cold case as I think it means the author, and detectives, have to be more clever in trying to solve the case. This book was no exception and it was fascinating to see how the police managed to work everything out. The author’s background in the police gives the reader more of an understanding about what police work involves. It was good to read a book that shows the grunt work involved in detective work and the many cases they have to juggle at once. Although this means there are slightly slower bits of the book it does help the reader to understand the characters a bit more.
I thought this book was well plotted and I enjoyed the secondary stories the author has managed to weave together to go alongside the main one. It slowly picks up pace and I thought it was a very entertaining read. The ending was surprising but I felt tied things together in a satisfactory way.
Huge thanks to Tracy Fenton for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Orion for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the internationally bestselling author of the Harry Bosch series, and several other bestsellers including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, The Lincoln Lawyer. The TV series – Bosch – is one of the most watched original series on Amazon Prime and is now in its third season. He has been President of the Mystery Writers of America, and 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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