Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
When I picked up this book, I knew I was about to deep dive into the world of authentic blockbuster crime! Michael Connelly is known for his compelling writing, suspense and descriptive style and his latest offering doesn't disappoint.
Regular readers will be familiar with Harry Bosch, who was orphaned at 11, when his mother was murdered. He grew up in foster homes before joining the army and completing two tours of duty in Vietnam. Harry returned to Los Angeles and joined the LAPD in the 1970s and quickly became a detective.
Meanwhile, LAPD Detective Renee Ballard works the graveyard shift and crosses paths with the retired legendary Harry Bosch when she finds him rifling through old files. They soon team up and hunt for leads in an unsolved case that has haunted Harry for years. He wants to know if the victim was the first of a serial killer who still stalks the streets? The case is more than personal, it is all he may have left...
Bestselling author Michael Connelly is a former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times. His first novel, The Black Echo, published in 1992 won the prestigious Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award. He has since written over 30 crime thrillers and sold over 74 million copies worldwide.
Reviewer: Andrea Molloy Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99