The Fifth Witness (A Lincoln Lawyer Novel)


Welcome Back, Michael   ****


Michael Connelly is back in true form.

After being disappointed in his last book, he redeemed himself with the “Fifth Witness”. It is hard to write a court room drama and do it well, Connelly has succeeded in doing just that. With shades of a Perry Mason type story and a somewhat surprising ending this is a good read and fans of “The Lincoln Lawyer” will be pleased.

Welcome back Michael.

The Drop (A Harry Bosch Novel)


Bosch Is Back   ****

After being disappointed in the last few books by Connelly, it is nice to see him back in his past form. He is a good story teller, I would not say suspenseful, but he weaves a good story.

Harry Bosch is one of my favorite characters to read about and “The Drop” is a good example of his mindset. My only negative comment is in the editing. It seems as authors become famous, editors get sloppy. There are several phrases that are repeated and should have been caught by an editor. But that aside, the novel reads fast and kept me intrigued, it only took me a day to read it. Connelly does leave a few threads undone, but then that just makes us anxious for the next book.

Welcome back Harry!!

The Gods of Guilt (Lincoln Lawyer)

godsShould Have Been A One Hit Wonder…   ***

Having read all of Michael Connelly’s books, I am always anxious for the next one. His Harry Bosch series is always a good read and the Lincoln Lawyer was well done. It is too bad Connelly didn’t go back to Harry after writing the Lincoln Lawyer. The Gods of Guilt was a soso read and hopefully is the last of its kind. The Mickey Haller character was a one book story not worthy of a sequel.