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The Reversal (Mickey Haller, Bk 3)
The Reversal - Mickey Haller, Bk 3
Author: Michael Connelly
Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigat...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316069489
ISBN-10: 0316069485
Publication Date: 10/5/2010
Pages: 416
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 144 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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reviewed The Reversal (Mickey Haller, Bk 3) on + 1076 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Any good legal thriller is full of misdirection and surprise plot twists and this one is no different. Defense attorney Mickey Haller plays prosecutor along with his ex-wife Maggie McPherson, from the DA's office and investigator, Harry Bosch, LAPD. With all these wonderful characters and a crackpot defense lawyer, the roller coaster ride to justice is spectacular. Though the judge did get on my last nerve allowing the defense such leeway. I don't think he would have gotten away with most of his stunts in a real courtroom.

Either way, I plowed through this in one day. I just had to know how it ended. A surprise ending that wasn't really a surprise as it was setup early on if you were paying attention.
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Helpful Score: 2
I was a little disappointed in Connelly's book - not as good as his others. Very slow through most of the first half, then a rushed consclusion.
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Harry Bosch and his half-brother Mickey Haller team up to bring a killer to justice. Excellent story, combining two of my favorite Connelly characters. Told from the vantage point of both main characters in alternating chapters, the drama and suspense keeps moving throughout the book. So much so that you don't want to put it down for wanting to know what's going to happen next.
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Another home run by Michael Connelly. Book 3 in the Mickey Haller series Connelly does a masterful job of writing, using first person when the chapters are more about Mickey, and third person when the chapters focus on Harry. This style works quite well. As the story progresses Harry calls in the services of his old girlfriend Rachel Walling, who blends into the tale quite nicely. Haller tries to use his own experience as a defender to anticipate all the moves of his opponent in court and most times is quite correct in his assumptions.

The plot is intriguing, the court scenes realistic and entertaining, and the characters are vividly portrayed. The surveillance details were informative and educational. From the opening scene to the final scene, the book held my interest and made me want to keep turning the pages to see what else happened. There were some places where the tension was very high and I thought I knew what was going to happen, but then something else happened instead. I would never have guessed the ending.

Definitely a book to read in one setting. You won't want to put it down.
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Bleah! Really looked forward to another HB thriller. What I got is Harry taking a backseat to Mickey Haller, written in a confusing first/third person narrative and lackluster characters all around. Most of the Amazon reviews loved it, so, go figure...
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I really enjoyed this book because of the story and focus on the personal and professional sides of the the prosecution team led by Mickey Haller. The pace and flow of the trial keeps you interested and makes it difficult to put the book down.
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Good Harry Bosch & Maggie McPherson legal thriller. Read well and quickly. Good book for Michael Connelly lovers or anyone who likes legal/mystery books.
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Michael Connelly has brought to of his best characters together and a great courtroom thriller. Would love to see another Bosch/Haller collaberation.

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