We may not brush our hair, change out of our pajamas, or sit down at the dining table, but we always make time to read.
Friday, July 6, 2012
The Narrows - Michael Connelly (Harry Bosch #10)
This installment of the Harry Bosch series kind of threw me off on my Connelly reading. It doesn't feature journalist Jack McAvoy, but it focuses on the case he covered in Connelly's novel, The Poet. The Narrows takes place years after LAPD claimed the Poet had been shot and killed. But FBI Agent Rachel Walling knows that he's still out there. She receives the call that he has resurfaced. Coincidentally, a case invesigated by Bosch as a faked suicide brings the two together to finally bring the Poet to justice. I like the books that reference cases from other books, and bring characters together. It's like finding old friends in a new situation (the general reason people like to read books in series, I suppose). The Narrows was more suspenseful than most in this series, and I did find myself glued to it late in the night. It did include the typical Bosch frustrations of jumping to the wrong conclusions and trusting and mistrusting the wrong people, but in the end all the ends ties up tightly and I was excited to move on to the next mystery.