DARK SACRED NIGHT

by Michael Connelly

Detective Renée Ballard teams up with the retired detective Harry Bosch, who is working on a cold case.

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    • Something about this book didn’t gel for me. It felt a bit lifeless. Too much “telling” and not enough “showing” maybe.The prose felt a bit amateurish, which may reflect a different level of editing. Too many sentences in some paragraphs with the same format “He” or “she” then verb and description of what happened. I checked some of his previous books and there was a lot more variety in sentence construction.Being a collection of different easily solved cases also prevented me from getting involved with either of the protagonists. Maybe the TV series has spoiled me, but it felt like Bosch was phoning it in.I did like the hard grind of police procedural that eventually paid off. That felt realistic.There were a few loose threads. We never did find out why back up didn’t arrive when Ballard requested it. Maybe that’s for a sequel.I am getting the uneasy feeling that Bosch might get written out in a future book, so Ballard can take over as the main player. It might have been better just to keep them separate or have Bosch not so involved but more as a mentor.The dual protagonists doesn’t work for me, just as it felt weird in the dual Haller and Bosch books whereas I love them when separate.Oh well, better a three star Connelly than no Connelly....
    • There are some books that are just too fun to put down. This book is one of them. Author Michael Connelly has an amazing talent. His writing style is clear, yet so engaging, his plots gripping. This book has it all.... excitement, great action, and a strong helping of humanity — character flaws that make everything not quite perfect, yet full of grit and purpose. His new series character, Renee Ballard, is strong yet comfortably relatable. This is the second book in her series, but also a cross-over to the Bosch books. It’s a smooth, flavorful ride from start to finish. Great for the beach or airplane.
    • His work with LAPD is more interesting, enjoy Ballard but wish they would be on bigger, more current cases.
    • Who knew? I was unsure at first. Bosch and Ballard; modern day dynamic duo! I'm ready for the next book, they're great together!
    • Ballard does things at the ending that no cop with half a brain would do, and Bosch has seemed to have become a vigilante.