I’m thrilled to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for gripping thriller Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly. Thank you to Tracy Fenton and Orion Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fantastic book.
About the book:
Detective Renée Ballard works the graveyard shift and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old files.
The intruder is none other than legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, hunting for leads in an unsolved case that has got under his skin.
Ballard escorts him out but – curious to know what he was searching for – soon becomes obsessed by the murder of Daisy Clayton. Was she the first victim of a serial killer who still stalks the streets?
For Bosch, the case is more than personal: it may be all he has left.
But in a city where crime never sleeps, even detectives have a dark side…
About the author:
A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the internationally bestselling author of the Harry Bosch series, and several other bestsellers including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, The Lincoln Lawyer. The TV series – Bosch – is one of the most watched original series on Amazon Prime and is now in its fourth season. He has been President of the Mystery Writers of America, and his books have been translated into thirty-nine languages. His writing has won awards all over the world, including the Edgar and Anthony Awards, and, most recently, the CWA Diamond Dagger 2018, the highest honour in British crime writing. He spends his time in California and Florida.
To find out more, visit Michael’s website or follow him on Twitter of Facebook.
This isn’t my first Michael Connelly book, but it is the first I’ve read featuring the legendary Harry Bosch I’ve heard so much about. Here, he is teamed up with new character Renée Ballard, who was introduced in Connelly’s last book The Late Show.
Dark Sacred Night is an intriguing thriller that kept me on my toes and interested throughout. Even though I hadn’t read any Bosch books before I soon settled into the story, enjoying the twists, turns and exemplary characterisation that Michael Connelly is so good at. This novel is not quite as fast paced as some of the thrillers I’m used to, but is still a brilliantly written and suspenseful novel that I enjoyed immensely.
Although there are several different strands to this story, the main (and most interesting) one is the cold case of Daisy Clayton that Harry and Renée are working on together. Will they be able to piece together what happened to her? And, even more importantly, is her killer still out there and ready to strike yet again?
But for me, without a doubt, the highlight of the book was the blossoming partnership between Bosch and Ballard, something I’m eager to see explored further in future novels. They are very different people who you would never usually put together, but for some reason this unlikely pairing works incredibly well.
After reading Dark Sacred Night I’m now intrigued to find out more about the legend that is Harry Bosch, so will definitely be going back to the first book in the series to see how it all began.
A highly entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable read that I would recommend.
Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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