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The Fifth Witness (A Lincoln Lawyer Novel)
The Fifth Witness - A Lincoln Lawyer Novel Author:Michael Connelly Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. — Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon af... more »ter he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too--and he's certain he's on the right trail.
Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in. Connelly proves again why he "may very well be the best novelist working in the United States today" (San Francisco Chronicle).« less
This will all sound trite, but it's true. Definitely keeps your interest, a page turner, cleverly plotted, surprises at every turn....
But...the ENDING... The ending is amazing. If you like the kind of ending where you're not only surprised, but the surprise makes logical sense without introducing unknown facts and you are totally satisfied... evil is undone with most gratifying results... then you'll like this book.
Perhaps one of the best mystery / courtroom books I've read and it definitely has one of the best endings I've ever read.
Bruce - reviewed The Fifth Witness (A Lincoln Lawyer Novel) on
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Another fine courtroom drama from Connelly. Mickey Haller defends a woman accused of murdering the bank executive in charge of foreclosing on her home. I liked that Connelly didn't add sub-plots or side stories, he stuck to the main plot line and that speaks to the strength of this novel. "The Lincoln Lawyer" is the Haller novel most people are familiar with and I would rate this one slightly better.
Connelly is a remarkable storyteller and I have never read a novel written by this author (and I've read a substantial number of them) that I didn't thouroughly enjoy. His Mickey Haller books are my favorite, speaking of which from my point of veiw this one is clearly his very best! I truly loved it.