Review: Lost Light by Michael Connelly

lost lightLost Light (Harry Bosch #9)
written by Michael Connelly
published by Little, Brown and Company

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Why did I pick this book: I’m a fan of Michael Connelly.

Did I enjoy this book: 
Of course.

One of the interesting marketing concepts of this author’s books is when you look at the cover, the first thing you see is his name: big, bold, and centered at the top. The title of the story is written below the name in smaller print. The publishers really know what they’re doing here because if you read one Michael Connelly book, you’ll search for his name to find another.

This is the 9th in a series of Harry Bosch stories. He’s getting old. He’s retired. But he still has an interesting story to tell. 

I think the retirement/aging issue is why I could only go 4 stars here. Without a badge and the backing of the LAPD – even with the politics he hates – he feels a little impotent. I still enjoyed the story but felt that Harry was loosing his edge. He still carries a note pad, isn’t good with computers, and basically can’t compete with younger detectives like Laurie Steven’s Gabriel McRay.

We love you Harry. But once you retire; you need to retire.

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Would I recommend it: Yes. It’s Michael Connelly. How could I not?

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About the book – from Goodreads: The vision has haunted him for four years–a young woman lying crumpled in death, her hand outstretched in silent supplication. Harry Bosch was taken off the Angella Benton murder case when the production assistant’s death was linked with the violent theft of two million dollars from a movie set. Both files were never closed. Now retired from the L.A.P.D., Bosch is determined to find justice for Angella. Without a badge to open doors and strike fear into the guilty, he’s on his own. And even in the face of an opponent more powerful and ruthless than any he’s ever encountered, Bosch is not backing down.

 

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Comments

  1. I can understand the police work never really leaving you, but sometimes authors just drag the story out so much!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings