Connelly links the two cases with great ingenuity. I found this one was a little slower than the first but still good. So this whole track down and avenge McCaleb was a bit of a reach for me. What she sees in these photos could blow his case wide open. It's a can't miss and I hope Connelly revives the character. As an example of this, attorney Mickey Haller appears throughout this series, and goes on to a series of his own in which Bosch is featured regularly.
It definitely kept me engaged to see how the book would end. Her husband's death seems natural, but Graciella feels that there is something wrong and his ties to the hunt for the Poet make Bosch dig deep. Connelly doesn't always write about Bosch; I've always thought his best book was the gruesome and excruciatingly suspenseful ''The Poet,'' published in the mid-'90s. Whilst investigating the suspicious death of a friend Harry finds information that puts him on a path that could lead to the Poet. This is a boring review, I know. The writing is tight and flows well, so I get how he could be a popular author. There aren't any new cases introduced and I'm not sure if you'll care about who The Poet is without the first book as background.
Michael was the President of the Mystery Writers of America organization in 2003 and 2004. I guess it's a shrewd move. It seemed that Connelly was dissatisfied with the character and didn't know what to do with him. The way Connelly unravels the path to the murderer was also different than past Bosch fare, but quite good! This was my first book by Michael Connelly and I was hooked from the first tantalising page. They come together nicely as Bosch and Walling chase a serial killer using clues from the ghost of Mcaleb. There is a good chance the Poet is dead.
What I Liked: -Even though I finished The Poet a while ago, I was able to pick up The Narrows and feel like I haven't missed a beat. Bosch yelled at her not to do something, but she did it anyway and caused a problem. And Harry Bosch is heading straight into the path of the most ruthless and inventive murderer he has ever encountered. As far as low points go, I'd say that's pretty good. It's an obsession Bosch understands.
He spent most of his childhood in orphanages and foster homes. Harry's year-old Vegas marriage is unraveling. It was that book that hooked me on Connelly. She takes Harry's data from his research and instructs him he is off the case. It is a very enjoyable listen that is well read.
In one morning, he gets two. I guess Mister Dave's House of Holies wouldn't go over so well with the guys. If this book is ever filmed, the song is a must. So begins the most deeply compelling, frightening, and masterful novel Michael Connelly has ever written, placing Harry Bosch squarely in the path of the most ruthless and ingenious murderer in Los Angeles's history. Another thing that startled me was the main murder mystery, because I can honestly say that this is the first Michael Connelly book where I was able to see the Bad Guy Reveal coming. In this case, reviving the character of Robert Backus made a compelling case.
Discovering the secrets of its devious entrepreneur is the next. The question is, did any have the guts? He has a special present for her. Although a bit saddened by McCaleb's death, I really enjoyed the main plot of The Narrows. Even with the rather large spoiler re: the identity of the Poet, if I ever was on the fence about reading the book I've now made up my mind to definitely check The Poet out in the future. In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so-called cocaine wars.
Not getting backup for the house? My emotional reactions are the main reasons for star differences. This is all page one stuff. Other than a quick scene after 300 pages and the extended action 400 pages in, the lead characters are in safe, protected positions working out intellectual puzzles. The Narrows 3 Stars When an old friend dies suddenly, Harry Bosch is approached by the widow with evidence that her husband may have been murdered. So, excellent read, great plot, interesting characters. They indicate something has gone terribly wrong for a woman named Lilly. Connelly's books his characters are cursed with emotional baggage.
Perhaps Connelly sensed that absence. It's not what his friend was looking for that got him killed. Connelly used the differing narratives really well in it, too. He also inserts less world shattering news as well. His love life I am also intrigued by too. That's not to say that it's not entertaining, though; despite dragging its feet and seeming slightly unenthusiastic about itself, I did enjoy reading it. I knew that my life's mission would always take me to the places where evil waits, to the places where the truth that I might find would be an ugly and horrible thing.
There are lots of twists and a quite thrilling resolution. In that book the author used a character that he killed off before this book began. Rachel has never forgotten the Poet-and apparently he has not forgotten her. I don't normally like revisiting former The Poet is back! Blood Work McCaleb series 1 Bosch is not in this. Actually, as this book opens, McCaleb has just died. Almost 5 stars except that I felt a bit let down by the abrupt ending which wasn't very satisfactory.