Book Review of The Closers (Harry Bosch Bk 11)

The Closers (Harry Bosch Bk 11)
reviewed Not Great, But Still An Enjoyable Read on + 44 more book reviews


I am typically not a fiction reader at all. However, I happened to pick this book up, read the back, and it seemed to be quite an intriguing story.

The Closers is a story about retired LAPD Homicide Detective, Harry Bosch. After being out of the game for three years, Detective Bosch returns to the LAPD and is assigned to a cold case squad, referred to as the Opened/Unsolved Unit. There, Bosch is partnered with Kiz Rider. The pair is assigned a 17 year old case that involves the murder of a girl of mixed race, that is brought to light after DNA on the murder weapon produces a match. The rest of the story is Bosch and Riders fight to seek justice for the girl. The ensuing story has a decent mix of misdirection, bad luck, good detective work, and police politics.

When I began reading this book, I had no clue that it was the 11th book in a series. As a credit to the author, the book was well written and I did not feel lost, not having read any of the other books in the series. The story line dragged a bit, but it was still very enjoyable.

If you are interested in cold-cases, this is a great book to read. It may be fiction, but it was neat to read about some of the detective work behind such cases. The book was quick reading and overall was quite enjoyable.