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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    • This must have been written from scraps laying around. Same old formulas, nothing new, confusing characters and very shallow.
    • I have read all the Harry Bosch books and find him to be a flawed but dedicated officer. He is what we all are or try to be and that is caring. He has friends as well as those who are not overly found of him. He is what most of us are and that makes him easy to relate too.I have not related to Ballard in the same way. Her character has to be flushed out further. I look forward to the next Bosh and Ballard book.Any one who enjoys action will enjoy Dark Sacred Night.
    • Good combination. Harry needs to lighten up a little. And get more sleep. Always a good read.
    • Another great read by Michael Connelly, I loved the whole Detective Harry Bosch Series. Michael Connelly is my favorite author, Now Harry Bosch with Renee Ballard is excellent,
    • 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....