Two Kinds of Truth – Michael Connelly | A Book Review

Two Kinds of Truth - Michael Connelly

Title: Two Kinds Of Truth

Author: Michael Connelly

Genre: Thriller

About the book: It’s the latest novel in the Harry Bosh series. I received a copy from Hachette.

First impressions: I’ve never read Connelly before, but I’ve heard good things about his work. I like the genre, so I thought the novel would be right up my alley, even though I wasn’t sure what to expect. The beginning isn’t bad, and the story got better. I enjoyed the plot more and more as it unfolded.

Summary: Harry Bosch works two cases as a volunteer at the police department. A killer in prison accuses the detective of planting evidence. At the same time, he’s also trying to solve a double murder.

Characters: Bosch is older than I thought, but he grew on me. The book features a cast of different people, some more likeable than others. I especially liked the relationship between the half-brothers, Bosch and Haller. I had fun reading their conversations. Connelly develops his characters enough that I found myself surprised at how fond I grew of them.


“You have to know that you are in the abyss and that you want to climb out.”

Conflict: At first, I wasn’t sure how to feel about the alternating storylines. But in the end, everything came together. The author managed to weave two different and unrelated cases in a nice fashion. It was easy to read but probably not that easy to write. I especially love how there’s no romantic subplot.

Writing: In my opinion, the courtroom scenes and legal lingo feels well done. Then again, I’m not a lawyer or a judge. Regardless there’s just enough description and dialogue to move the story forward. I’m all for the short, suspenseful chapters as well. Connelly kept me guessing, yet I didn’t see much coming.

Final thoughts: The ending wraps up loose ends while leaving some questions unanswered to be solved in the next novel. I love stories that come full circle by resolving issues brought up in the beginning. I sort of want to read the other books in the series now.

If you’re into suspenseful reads, Two Kinds Of Truth is worth checking out.

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