Dark Sacred Night
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Harry Bosch teams up with LAPD detective Renée Ballard to solve the murder of a young girl in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.
Detective Renée Ballard is working the night beat -- known in LAPD slang as "the late show" -- and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin.
Ballard can't let him go through department records, but when he leaves, she looks into the case herself and feels a deep tug of empathy and anger. She has never been the kind of cop who leaves the job behind at the end of her shift -- and she wants in.
The murder, unsolved, was of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally killed, her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy, and to finally bring her killer to justice. Along the way, the two detectives forge a fragile trust, but this new partnership is put to the test when the case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn.
Dark Sacred Night for the first time brings together these two powerhouse detectives in a riveting story that unfolds with furious momentum. And it shows once more why "there's no doubt Connelly is a master of crime fiction" (Associated Press).
From Publishers Weekly
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My measure for a really fantastic book is whether I’m so involved with the characters and the tension is so high that I have to bookmark where I’m at so I can skip forward to read the last chapter. This one... I did the bookmark but resisted flipping to the last chapter.
I finished it in a day. Not a page-burner at first, but it built steadily and by 3/4 of the way through, I couldn’t put it down.
So, the Bosch - Ballard saga begins. I'm confident we'll all enjoy this "partnership" for years to come! I ran into Titus recently in an LA health food store. It was so fun and interesting to meet and chat with him. I hope the powers to be decide to include Ballard in the Bosch TV series. I'd like to "meet" her someday too!
Dark Sacred Night
I’m a huge Bosch fan. I’ve read every book, but I found this latest wanting. The beauty of Bosch is the complexity of his character. In this book it was lost. It appears that in the attempt to also give us Rene Ballard the depth of both characters was sacrificed. I also felt that the story arcs were too convenient. The case was not interesting. Any Jeopardy was forced and not fully realized. When I read a Bosch book I can’t put it down. That was not the case this time. I hopeful for the next one.