I love to read and you must also, since you’re here! My 'currently-reading' list always includes a book I am reading as well as one I'm listening to. This blog, a labor of love and a constant work-in-progress, is a way for me to share my thoughts about what I've read; I'm not a pro but I am passionate! I have purposely not summarized plot lines because the people that do that professionally are so darn good at it. I hope you enjoy the opinions and musings you find here. Thank you for visiting!
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx
I have read every book in this series so when a new one comes out it's like saying hello to old friends. I don't love everything about Harry Bosch but that makes him real. This is the first book in the series where I get a true sense that he's aging and I did not appreciate that thought! A world without Harry Bosch in it is one that I prefer not to think about! As far as mysteries go, this wasn't a terribly good one. The premise of the crimes is fascinating but it was clear that this novel's focus wasn't creating a gripping mystery. There comes a time in every series where the gaps must be bridged and this one felt like a transitional installment, preparing us all for the next step in Harry's life more than anything else. Although I didn't find the mystery all that compelling, I can appreciate the need for this type of book in a long-running series such as this one.