Dark Sacred Night
By Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch teams up with LAPD detective Renée Ballard to solve the murder of a young girl in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.
Detective Renée Ballard is working the night beat -- known in LAPD slang as "the late show" -- and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin.
Ballard can't let him go through department records, but when he leaves, she looks into the case herself and feels a deep tug of empathy and anger. She has never been the kind of cop who leaves the job behind at the end of her shift -- and she wants in.
The murder, unsolved, was of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally killed, her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy, and to finally bring her killer to justice. Along the way, the two detectives forge a fragile trust, but this new partnership is put to the test when the case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn.
Dark Sacred Night for the first time brings together these two powerhouse detectives in a riveting story that unfolds with furious momentum. And it shows once more why "there's no doubt Connelly is a master of crime fiction" (Associated Press).
Great Read5By EdissySo, the Bosch - Ballard saga begins. I'm confident we'll all enjoy this "partnership" for years to come! I ran into Titus recently in an LA health food store. It was so fun and interesting to meet and chat with him. I hope the powers to be decide to include Ballard in the Bosch TV series. I'd like to "meet" her someday too!
Dark Sacred Night2By retired5-0I’m a huge Bosch fan. I’ve read every book, but I found this latest wanting. The beauty of Bosch is the complexity of his character. In this book it was lost. It appears that in the attempt to also give us Rene Ballard the depth of both characters was sacrificed. I also felt that the story arcs were too convenient. The case was not interesting. Any Jeopardy was forced and not fully realized. When I read a Bosch book I can’t put it down. That was not the case this time. I hopeful for the next one.
Yet another great book5By Terrog1As the Bosch series is starting to run its course Michael Connelly has found the perfect way for it to continue in Ballard, by combining the new and the old he has created a masterpiece and a great way to eventually make Ballard the star of the show. How Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series merged with Jack Jr., Ballard is the new face of the franchise.
Great Team5By JHDVMI love Harry Bosch!
Narration Is bust1By reads14Titus Welliver does a female voice A LOT better than the female narrator does a male voice. HORRIBLE! I quit after an hour.
Dark Sacred Night5By RINativeMichael Connelly is a brilliant writer and I have read all his books over the past twenty years. Inevitably, I am always saddened as I near the end of each book because I so enjoy his skill and his superb storytelling ability.This book however is different… It appears if Connelly is moving away from Bosch in print and is now more interested in his Amazon Prime Bosch series. And that’s all right! He has given so much pleasure to so many of us for so many years and now as he reaches his mid 60s let’s all give him a break and reflect on his brilliance, his insightful efforts and let him know that whatever he chooses to do going forward is fine! I for one, honor his creativity, his diligence and his years of giving us all extraordinary pleasure.
Dark Scared Night1By rogerrustyNot his best. Disappointing
Dark Sacred Night2By SeawichMediocre-a tedious, disappointing read. Don’t waste your money! This is probably the least interesting book Connelly has written in his career.
NOIR BOSCH5By jgbeaumontDefinitely, in my estimation, one of Connelly’s best books and I’ve read them all. Multi-layered, well thought out , gripping and for once emotional. There’s a sadness to Bosch in this one that’s palpable and heartfelt. Neither Bosch nor Rene Ballard feel like cut and paste cookie cutter characters. I feel like I’ve met Ballard in Venice once or twice.
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