The Crossing Book Review

The Crossing Book Review

Title: The Crossing
Author: Michael Connelly
Published: 2015, Little, Brown and Company
No. of Pages: 400
Cover Price: $28.00 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle

Favorite hero, Harry Bosch, has retired from the police department, but his expertise in solving cases is still needed, and in The Crossing, by Michael Connelly, his half brother, Mickey Haller, needs his help finding the perpetrator of the brutal murder of a woman. Haller’s client, a former gang member, who has supposedly reformed and has become a family man, has been framed, and the evidence is almost overwhelming. Bosch now must choose whether he can cross the line and work for the defense after 30 years of supporting the prosecution. Granted, there are inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case, but Bosch knows that it’s professional suicide to work a case on the defendant’s side.

Connelly is still the master storyteller that he has been from the start of the Bosch novels. Even though his hero is aging, and has actually retired from the police, Connelly seems to come up with good storylines to involve Bosch and keep readers on the edge of their seats. Connelly doesn’t seem to lose his ability to create suspense, and in this novel, Bosch is going against everyone he has previously supported in the past, i.e., the prosecution, the police department, and “the good guys.” Crossing the line makes Bosch a traitor to many he has worked with in the past, and he must rely on a few friends who know and trust him for help.

As usual, Connelly’s writing is excellent; he doesn’t leave readers hanging with unanswered questions or unresolved issues. Bosch is still the unlikely hero with problems that make him a character that readers can relate to, since he is not a superhero and has flaws like everyone else.

Of course, Connelly adds twists and turns, and an ending that is a surprise, so readers won’t be disappointed. Bosch is a character that most readers don’t get tired of, and it’s good to know that Connelly is still coming up with viable scenarios to involve him in good, readable novels. The Crossing is highly recommended for all die-hard Bosch fans, with the hope that there are more to come.

This book was purchased with personal funds and no promotion of the book was solicited by the author or publisher.

This book may be purchased at Amazon:
The Crossing (Bosch), hardcover
The Crossing, Kindle edition

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