I had never read anything by Michael Connelly until now, but after reading this book of his hero detective, Harry Bosch, I am ready to go back and look for others of this character. A fast pace murder mystery that has you guessing not only of who the murderer might be, but also who in the professionla ranks might be involved. A great story, and one I couldn't put down. One of the fastest reads I ever did.
LAPD Detective Harry Bosch keeps you at the edge of suspense thanks to the talents of his creator Michael Connelly. Be sure you have lots of time to sit and read once you start this novel - you won't want to put it down!
I happened to come along to Michael Connelly after picking this book up at the airport in preperation for a long flight. I made a great choice. This is a great mystery that keeps you in suspense from beginning to end. I live in the Los Angeles area and I enjoyed being able to follow the characters all around Los Angeles, having a perfect picture in my mind's eye exactly where each event was taking place. If you are a fan of Patricia Cornwell's earlier novels, chances are you will enjoy Michael Connelley.
"Echo Park" is an exciting, unpredictable story full of themes such as guilt, all-consuming passion for justice, betrayal and friendship. One of the better police novels I've read in a long time.
Another page turner from Michael Connelly....not his best, but still good.
I can't get enough of Harry Bousch. if you are a combat veteran you'll love this guy!! "Everybody counts or no one counts" is his philosophy and he's not afraid to do what he believes is right.
I really like Michael Connelly's books. He's one of my favorites.
A real page turner. This is the first Harry Bosch novel I've read and I look forward to reading more of Michael Connelly's books featuring this character.
Harry Bosch is working the Cold Case Squad at LAPD, paired with his newest partner Kiz Rider. Haunted by a case from 20 years earlier, Harry is doing some side investigation when new evidence turns up in the case. This evidence seems to indicate that Harry and his former partner overlooked some crucial evidence that allowed the killer to go free and commit many more murders. This possibility leaves Harry close to a break down, and a questioning of his abilities as a police officer.
As usual Connelly gives us a wonderfully textured story of a man in crisis, and trying to maintain his equilibrium in a world gone topsy turvy. Full of surprises, yet not over the top, the novel delivers on many levels, and makes us like our flawed hero even more.
great series. This one kept me guessing until the end!
I agree that this is not Connelly's best work. Characters could use some more development and draw more empathy from the reader. Plot development is exemplary as always and keeps the reader engaged.
Follows the Connelly script: A rogue Bosch who spends as much time battling the establishment as he does the bad guys and a homicide investigation that is not what it seems. It works.
3.5 stars out of 5
Excellent, well-written book.
This is another great story from Connelly with the character Harry Bosch going after a suspect in a case that has been unsolved for 13 years.
A sadder yet wiser Harry Bosch has finally settled down and has learned the bureaucratic lesson that in order to get along, you must go along......NOT!!!!!
You can never go wrong with a Michael Connelly book.
Another good Harry Bousch novel with many surprises.
Great Harry Bosch story!!
Harry Bosch, the LA detective, has retired once and returned to the force to investigate a long unsolved murder that continues to haunt him.
Great story! Another Bosch thriller. Loved it!