Title: Dark Sacred Night
Author: Michael Connelly
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.