The Wrong Side of Goodbye: Harry Bosch, Book 19 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Unstoppable detective Harry Bosch returns in a new thriller from New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly.
Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from 30 years with the LAPD speak for themselves.
Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire has less than six months to live and a lifetime of regrets. He hires Bosch to find out whether he has an heir. Using all of his cold-case skills, Bosch pieces together a 65-year-old mystery and finds out that the case is not as simple - or as cold - as he thought.
Swift, unpredictable, and thrilling, The Wrong Side of Goodbye proves once again that "Connelly is still very much in his prime" (Washington Post).
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 21 minutes|
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|Audible.com Release Date||November 01, 2016|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #3,556 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#68 in Police Procedural Mysteries
#174 in Crime Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#398 in Suspense (Audible Books & Originals)
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Two mysteries, unfolding in tandem
Meanwhile, Harry has been taken on as a volunteer reserve officer by the San Fernando Police Department to investigate cold cases. He has succeeded in linking a series of bold and brutal rapes through his usual dogged research. While he pursues the search for an heir to the billionaire’s fortune, Harry and his young female partner find themselves ever closer to identifying the rapist. Unlike so many other mystery novels, in which all the strands of the plot are tied together neatly in the end, the two cases unfold in tandem.
Harry Bosch may be aging, but he’s still in fine form
In so many instances, long-running series of mystery novels lose steam after a time. But Michael Connelly’s work remains fresh and compelling even in the 19th novel of his Harry Bosch series. (He has also written ten other mysteries between 1992 and the present.) The Wrong Side of Goodbye is detective fiction at its best. It’s no mystery that Connelly is now producing for Amazon the third season of a television series based on the Harry Bosch novels.
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In this latest book Harry is running with two investigations, a rape case under his guise of a part time officer with the San Fernando Police Department and as a PI he's been asked by a very wealthy 85 year old man to try to find an heir. While running the two cases side by side the book is well paced and Connelly manages to keep both cases interesting, and well paced.
A great writing style and I love how the author feeds hints to the reader, certainly in the running for my favourite read of 2017.
I highly recommend this book, series and the author to any avid reader of police procedural books and crime thrillers in general.
If you have read other books in the series, then this one may initially strike you as being a little different. The plot has fewer twists and turns than in previous novels, but it still retains all the other elements we fans of the series enjoy; Harry's dogged determination to solve a case, his ability to think outside the box based on his experiences as well as his creativity, his concern for the 'victim' and ensuring that justice is served (etc.). There is plenty of action as well as the added bonus of the involvement of his half-brother, the lawyer Mickey Haller (who has featured in other novels by Michael Connelly).
In this novel Harry is involved in two investigations. The first involves a request from a childless billionaire who is close to death but who believes he may have sired a child when he was a young man. He hires Harry to investigate but on the proviso that Harry doesn't tell anyone else about this investigation or his findings. The search for a possible heir appears impossible at first but as Harry starts to make progress in his search the level of suspense and menace in this story-line increases dramatically.
The second investigation involves Harry's part time job as a member of the San Fernando Police Department. Harry is asked to help the team find a serial rapist. This story-line is more of an action thriller. Both story-lines however follow a traditional police procedural approach, with the narratives following Harry's investigations.
So if you enjoy police procedural crime thrillers, this book should definitely not disappoint. It is, like all Michael Connelly's books, easy to read and contains enough action and suspense to keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next and how it will end.
Two contemporaneous cases: one provides the action, the other the suspense. The ending was a little more low key than usual but I really liked it. And there were a few unexpected twists.
If you like Connelly, you'll like this. (You may not give it 5 stars, like me, but I think you'll enjoy it.)
For me I find it sad that his use of the English Language is Americanised but I guess many of his readers are American. One of the worst for me is the word 'Gotten', there is of course no such word in correct English. The storyline more than makes up for this. I recommend reading the books in the correct order, although they are predominately stand alone books, there is a degree of follow on.