I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for fantastic thriller The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly. Thank you to Orion books and Tracy Fenton for giving me the opportunity to read and review this wonderful book.
About the book:
On New Year’s Eve at the end of one of the hardest years in history, hundreds of revellers shoot their guns into the air in time-honoured LA tradition. But as the rain of lead comes down, a man is shot dead in the middle of a crowded street party.
Detective Renée Ballard soon connects the bullet to an unsolved cold case last worked by legendary ex-LAPD detective Harry Bosch. As they investigate where the old and new cases connect, a new crime shatters the night shift.
The Midnight Men are a pair of violent predators who stalk the city during the dark hours, and will kill to keep their identities secret.
In a police department shaken to the core by pandemic and protests, both cases have the power to save Ballard’s belief in the job – or take everything from her…
About the author:
Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of over thirty novels and one work of nonfiction. With over eighty million copies of his books sold worldwide and translated into forty-five foreign languages, he is one of the most successful writers working today. A former newspaper reporter who worked the crime beat at the Los Angeles Times and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Connelly has won numerous awards for his journalism and his fiction. His very first novel, The Black Echo, won the prestigious Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1992.
In 2002, Clint Eastwood directed and starred in the movie adaptation of Connelly’s 1998 novel, Blood Work. In March 2011, the movie adaptation of his #1 bestselling novel, The Lincoln Lawyer, hit theaters worldwide starring Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller.
His most recent New York Times bestsellers include The Law Of Innocence, Fair Warning, The Night Fire, Dark Sacred Night, Two Kinds Of Truth, and The Late Show. Michael is the executive producer of Bosch, an Amazon Studios original drama series based on his bestselling character Harry Bosch, starring Titus Welliver and streaming on Amazon Prime.
He is also the executive producer of the documentary films, “Sound Of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story’ and ‘Tales Of the American.’ He spends his time in California and Florida.
The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly is the latest novel featuring Detective Renée Ballard alongside the recently retired and legendary Harry Bosch.
The Dark Hours is an intriguing thriller that kept me on my toes and interested throughout. There are the twists, turns and exemplary characterisation that I’ve come to expect from this author, with the intrigue and suspense building up throughout. Michael Connelly is an author at the top of his game and The Dark Hours is a fantastic addition to the series.
But for me, without a doubt, the highlight of this series of books is still the fascinating partnership between Bosch and Ballard. They are very different people who you would never usually put together, but for some reason this unlikely pairing works incredibly well.
The Dark Hours is yet another brilliant installment in what is fast becoming one of my favourite series of books to read. With a strong, feisty female protagonist working alongside the legend that is Harry Bosch, Michael Connelly’s writing just keeps on going from strength to strength.
A highly entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable read that I would highly recommend.
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