Tuesday, December 31, 2013

56. City of Bones - Michael Connelly

#8 Harry Bosch
Listened to using OverDrive on my phone, borrowed from the library
408 pgs.
Adult series murder mystery
Goodreads Rating: 3.95 (over 14,000 ratings)
My Rating: 4.5 (it was really, really good)
Setting: Contemporary LA

My comments: 4.5 This is the second CITY OF BONES titled book I've ready recently - very different from the first.  I haven't read a Harry Bosch in quite awhile, so it was a real treat.  To listen to the story on the monotonous trip from Mount Holly Springs to Trenton made the trip fly by.  The stories and characters - both good and bad - were intriguing.  The reader was great, but the added musical accompaniment drove me crazy. Yuck.  And the ending!  SPOILER-SPOILER - Harry gets the chance to return to his previous, more prestigious job...and he quits the force completely!  Now I can't wait to read the next installment.

Goodreads:  Detective Harry Bosch tears open a 20-year-old murder case - with an explosive ending that leave all Bosch fans hungrily awaiting the next instalment.

When the bones of a twelve-year-old boy are found scattered in the Hollywood Hills, Harry Bosch is drawn into a case that brings up the darkest memories from his own haunted past. The bones have been buried for years, but the cold case doesn't deter Bosch. Unearthing hidden stories, he finds the child's identity and reconstructs his fractured life, determined that he not be forgotten.

At the same time, a new love affair with a female cop begins to blossom for Bosch - until a stunningly blown mission leaves him in more trouble than ever before in his turbulent career. The investigation races to a shocking conclusion and leaves Bosch on the brink of an unimaginable decision.

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