The Kansas City Star wrote "Connelly's Bosch could partner with John Sanford's Lucas Davenport. As fictional heroes, these '90s tough guys are a joy." I quoted the Star because I agree. Love the Harry Bosch books!! This one was great.
When I saw "An FBI Thriller" list of 10 books by a NYT Best Selling Author I definitely thought they were worth looking into. When I read all the reviews I was sure I'd found a new favorite author. NOT!!! I found this book to be terribly disappointing. Her plot wasn't bad, actually it had a lot of potential, but IMO the writing was amateurish. Sentences like "he ate his french fry down to the grease." HUH? He "rolled the window down, stuck out his hand, no rain yet." At the end for some reason the killer and the sheriff somehow managed to switch weapons. Sorry folks, but for my money that just isn't good writing. Speaking of money....what a waste.
I definitely have mixed emotions about this book. There were over 300 pages of hunter and hunted floundering around in the woods at night, which got pretty tiring. Also they things they were able to see in the darkness was at times enough to make me put the book down and walk away in frustration. But, in spite of those irritations, there were several good twists and surprises. IMO the heroine was only semi-likeable but some of the other characters were good. Definitely not one of my favorite Deaver books but something to help kill time on a cold winter day.
This was one of those books that I'd read a few chapters then put it down thinking "where is this going?" then pick it back up again to see. Not necessarily my favorite reading as I like to see a plot right up front, but once it was finished I found myself thinking "hummmm, not too bad". Probably my least favorite of Gerritsen's books for that reason.
A very good book! Harry Bosch returns to duty after 3 years of retirement. His first Open/Unsolved assignment is a 17 year old murder. This first book after his return from retirement sets the scene for a lot of future cold cases; and I play to read 'em all.