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City of Bones (Harry Bosch, Bk 8)
City of Bones - Harry Bosch, Bk 8
Author: Michael Connelly
On New Year's Day, a dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills -- and unearths a murder committed more than twenty years earlier. It's a cold case, but for Detective Harry Bosch, it stirs up memories of his childhood as an orphan. He can't let it go. As the investigation takes Bosch deeper into the past, a beautiful rookie cop brings h...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781455519644
ISBN-10: 1455519642
Publication Date: 8/28/2012
Pages: 448
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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punkinema avatar reviewed City of Bones (Harry Bosch, Bk 8) on + 305 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Harry Bosch is a likable Homicide detective cop; this story is about finding the bones of a child buried in a shallow grave in the hills of L.A. Harry and his partner have to first identify the victim then find the murderer. This was my first Connelly book and I enjoyed it. I definitely will look for more from this author.
redheadindian avatar reviewed City of Bones (Harry Bosch, Bk 8) on + 55 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I could not put this book down. Stayed up 'til midnight two nights in a row and had to finish it to find out "who done it". Excellent book by a great author.
reviewed City of Bones (Harry Bosch, Bk 8) on
Helpful Score: 2
I read this book in two days, couldn't put it down. An excellent read, reminds me of the TV show CSI.
LdyLopes avatar reviewed City of Bones (Harry Bosch, Bk 8) on + 109 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
On a New Year's Day, Detective Harry Bosch fields a call that a dog found a bone.....a bone that the dog's owner,a doctor, feels certain is a human bone.

Bosch investigates,and that chance discovery leads him to a shallow grave in the Hollywood hills,evidence of a murder committed more than twenty years earlier.It's a cold case,but it stirs up Bosch's memories of his own childhood as an orphan in the city.He can't let it go.Digging through police reports and hospital records, tracking down street kids and runaways from the 1970's,Bosch finds a family ripped apart by an absence.....and a trail,ever more tenuous,into a violent,terrifying world.
As the case takes Bosch deeper into the past,a rookie cop named Julia Brasher brings him alive in the present in a way no one has in years. Bosch has been warned about the trouble that comes with dating a rookie, but no warning could withstand the heat between them....or prepare Bosch for the explosions when the case takes a hard turn. A suspect bolts, acop is shot, and suddenly Bosch's cold case has all of L.A. in an uproar....and Bosch's fighting to keep control in a lawless and brutal showdown.
Drawing on the "precision-tooled twists" and "wellspring of authentically lurid detail"( Los Angeles) that have made him one of the fastest-selling novelists at work today,Michael Connelly has written a riveting,hard-edged,and unforgettable thriller.
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Helpful Score: 1
A good read, plain and simple.
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emeraldfire avatar reviewed City of Bones (Harry Bosch, Bk 8) on
On New Year's Day, Detective Harry Bosch receives a phone call that a dog has found a bone - a bone that the dog's owner, a doctor, is convinced is human. During the subsequent investigation, that discovery leads Harry to a shallow grave in the Hollywood Hills, evidence of a murder committed more than twenty years earlier. It's a cold case, but it stirs up the detective's deeply buried memories of his own childhood as an orphan in the city. Especially when the bones are identified to be those of a child - a twelve-year-old boy.

Harry can not let this case go. He's absolutely determined that the child will not be forgotten. Unearthing hidden stories, Harry eventually discovers the child's true identity and begins to slowly reconstruct the boy's fractured life.

At the same time, a burgeoning love affair with a female rookie cop begins to blossom for Harry - until a devastatingly botched mission leaves him in more trouble than ever before in his turbulent career. As the investigation races toward its unexpected conclusion, Harry is left on the brink of an unimaginable decision...

I thought that reading this book was quite intriguing. In my opinion, the writing was very clear and easy to follow. This actually was the first book by Michael Connelly that I've ever read, and the eighth book in this particular series.

Despite that, the mystery wasn't too difficult for me to understand. Although I will say that, at least for me, the ending was slightly anticlimactic - leaving me with a couple of unanswered questions. Overall though, City of Bones by Michael Connelly earned a definite A! and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
reviewed City of Bones (Harry Bosch, Bk 8) on + 5 more book reviews
pretty good
reviewed City of Bones (Harry Bosch, Bk 8) on + 298 more book reviews
Looking forward to reading more from this author.
habu avatar reviewed City of Bones (Harry Bosch, Bk 8) on + 9 more book reviews
A page turner
Tunerlady avatar reviewed City of Bones (Harry Bosch, Bk 8) on + 556 more book reviews
Another fabulous book in this Harry Bosch series! Full of drama, excitement, twists & turns....excellent!
reviewed City of Bones (Harry Bosch, Bk 8) on + 9 more book reviews
Again, a quick read, fast pace, good story and a great question comes up as well.
pigwoman avatar reviewed City of Bones (Harry Bosch, Bk 8) on + 81 more book reviews
Any Harry Bosch Book is worth reading. Love them all and have hooked my Hubby after his first Harry Bosch Book.
nccorthu avatar reviewed City of Bones (Harry Bosch, Bk 8) on + 569 more book reviews
Another fine book by Connelley. Keeps you turning the pages with the usual starange ending. Cops get killed and finally Bosh gets an ending also. But it can't be terminal since there are more books in the series.
reviewed City of Bones (Harry Bosch, Bk 8) on + 69 more book reviews
enjoyed this book
punkinema avatar reviewed City of Bones (Harry Bosch, Bk 8) on + 305 more book reviews
An abused child's body is found in a shallow grave. Bosch and company have their hands until they find the killer.


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