Friday, July 30, 2010

"Echo Park" by Michael Connelly

Echo Park by Michael Connelly is a fast-paced murder mystery involving conspiracy, deceit, politics, greed and justice. Harry Bosch is a detective in the unsolved case department of the LAPD and is determined to get to bring the killer of Marie Gesto to justice. Her body was never found but his instincts tell him that some rich guy with a bad temper was responsible. The problem was he couldn’t prove it, even after bringing him in for questioning on three separate occasions. Then he finds out that a serial killer has confessed to killing her as well. The only problem is, Harry doesn’t believe it even after talking with him face-to-face. 

Harry confides in Rachel Walling, an FBI agent that he is attracted to, about his suspicions and she helps him in his investigation. They uncover a conspiracy with the killer to get him off. The theme is that everyone has choices which lead to what type of person you become.

I liked the action in this book as well as the insight into the thinking of Detective Bosch all through the book. The suspense and excitement when Harry was with the serial killer during questioning, in the woods and the final confrontation was riveting! You would think it would end there, but it doesn’t. I highly recommend this book if you like criminal law or mysteries and suspense when the good guys win in the end.
(Karen's Review)

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