Dark Sacred Night – Michael Connelly | A Book Review

Dark Sacred Night - Michael Connelly

Title: Dark Sacred Night

Author: Michael Connelly

Genre: Thriller

About the book: It’s part of a series that follows Harry Bosch and Renée Ballard.

I received a free copy of the book from Hachette in exchange for an honest review.

First impressions: I read Two Kinds of Truth and enjoyed it. So I was looking forward to reading another book by Connelly. I like the title. The cover is plain and simple.

Characters: Bosch and Ballard complement each other well. Renée has an interesting backstory.

There are a ton of secondary characters, but I found it relatively easy to remember who was who.


“You’ve got scars on your face but nobody can see them.”

Writing: Even with the alternating viewpoints, the plot unfolds at a solid pace. I’m a fan of the short chapters and sentences. They help build suspense.

Connelly knows how to foreshadow. He also addresses relevant issues like the #MeToo movement.

Final thoughts: I read through the ending quickly. I messed to know who committed the murder of a young woman. I had no idea who dun it until Connelly revealed the their identity

I’m impressed with Connelly’s research, and it shows in his stories. I feel like I learn something new whenever I read his novels.

I highly recommend Dark Sacred Night to fans of suspenseful thrillers about crime.

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