The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly

Received from NetGalley on 12/10/2021

My Review of The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly

He said

She said

Get LAJV out of the HTFA

I’ll be out of town a while

I’m proud of Maddie

I want to work alone on the night shift

I’m a massive Michael Connelly fan and have read every book, was really disappointed by The Night Fire and found The Dark Hours nearly as bad.

Is Michael Connelly even writing these books anymore, if so, is he just doing it to fulfil a contract and just padding them out?

I did think there was an improvement with The Law of Innocence, but this book is terrible compared to earlier books.

I’ve read other people moaning that they don’t like Ballard and there is not enough Bosch in the latest books, personally I don’t have a problem with that and like the Ballard character, it’s just the writing I don’t like anymore.

4 Star Rating
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Reviewed by Terry Simmonds

Publishers Description of The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly

A brazen and methodical killer strikes on New Year’s Eve and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch must join forces to find justice for the victim in a city scarred by fear and social unrest, in the new thriller from the #1 Sunday Times bestseller Michael Connelly.

There’s chaos in Hollywood at the end of the New Year’s Eve countdown. Working her graveyard shift, LAPD Detective Renée Ballard waits out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revellers shoot their guns into the air. Only minutes after midnight, Ballard is called to a scene where a hardworking auto shop owner has been fatally hit by a bullet in the middle of a crowded street party.

Ballard quickly concludes that the deadly bullet could not have fallen from the sky and that it is linked to another unsolved murder – a case at one time worked by Detective Harry Bosch. At the same time, Ballard hunts a fiendish pair of serial rapists, the Midnight Men, who have been terrorizing women and leaving no trace.

Determined to solve both cases, Ballard feels like she is constantly running uphill in a police department indelibly changed by the pandemic and recent social unrest. It is a department so hampered by inertia and low morale that Ballard must go outside to the one detective she can count on: Harry Bosch. But as the two inexorable detectives work together to find out where old and new cases intersect, they must constantly look over their shoulders. The brutal predators they are tracking are ready to kill to keep their secrets hidden.

The Dark Hours
Michael Connelly
Ballard & Bosch Thriller

Orion
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 9 November 2021

Review of The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly

ISBN 9781409186168

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