The Reversal (Mickey Haller #3)
Nobody does it better,
Makes me forget all the rest,
Nobody does it half as good as you,
Baby you're the best...
Every time I'm disappointed by some other author in the genre, it just makes me appreciate Connelly's skills all the more. He leaves all the others in the dust. I read the last 215 pages of this one all in a night. Stayed up till 2:00 a.m. No one else can make me focus like that.
This book is a Mickey Haller/Harry Bosch hybrid. It takes place...more
“La svolta” è un romanzo che al maestro Michael Connelly è riuscito male, anzi mi spingo ad affermare che, almeno nell’ambito della serie con Harry Bosch, è il peggiore dei 15 episodi finora usciti in Italia.
Innanzi tutto, esistono negli USA fior di scrittori particolarmente abili nel genere “thriller giudiziario” (i già citati Dudley Buffa o Scott Turow) e non si capisce cosa abbia spinto Connelly, dopo i più che accettabili “L’avvocato di difesa” e “La lista” che vantav...more
Michael Connelly is a well know and very popular author in the mystery/detective and police procedural genres. E...more
As I was reading "The Reversal", I felt like I was out of sync in the story because I still haven't read the previous two books with Mickey Heller or the 15 other books with Harry Bosch. It felt like I was m...more
The Reversal is...more
Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.
Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger. Opposing them is Jessup, now out...more
get attached to for ages! I've been hanging out in Harry Bosch's Los Angeles (and Las Vegas) for over a month now, and I've seen Harry grow and change in significant ways in the I guess almost 20 years of his life that these books cover. One spec fic series I've read that comes close to this is Butcher's Harry Dresden books, which, probably not coincidenta...more
Michael Connelly is a fine writer, and I have read all of his books. He is most famous for his LA cop Harry Bosch, who features in many of his books, including this one. These novels tend to be police procedurals until near the end, when a thriller-style twist leads to an exciting ending. But for me these endings usually come across as contrived and unlikely, a mechanism for avoiding the simple arrest-the-suspect conclusion which is pretty standar...more
There are a few contemporary mystery / suspense writers for whom the current 5-Star rating system simply doesn't apply, particularly given the current trend of `review grading inflation' that can be found on many book review blog sites. With so many questionable 5's floating around, writers such as Daniel Silva, David Baldacci, Ken Follett, and, to me the best of all, Michael Connelly, deserve 7's, 8's and e...more
The book alternates between a Haller chapter and then a Bosch chapter. Of course this also means that the book alternates between first and third person...more
Mickey Haller has been handed a case, only this time it is not on the defence side, it’s on the side of the prosecution. He has been asked to be an independent prosecutor, to keep things away from the DA’s office. He has only agreed to take the case as he truly believes that the man is guilty. Jessup has just been released from prison after DNA evidence has overturned his sentence in the murder of a young girl. Now the DA’s office want...more
Haller is persuaded by the California DA to take on the case - as prosecutor - of a new trial for a possible murderer who has been imprisoned for twenty-four years after being...more
I initially thought the concept of role reversal was a stretch, but...more
Although I haven't read much of Connelly, I've loved almost everything I have read and so I consider myself a fan. This was my first interaction with Mickey Haller, and I wasn't enthusiastic about it, but I had it with me at the airport and decided it was going to be better than nothing.
Straight away, Red Heaven found the alternating between 1st and 3rd person incredibly annoying. The book never settled into a consistent tone as a result.
I also noticed that for a 400 page novel, the ch...more
Jessup was in jail for 24 years for killing a child. He was released due to a recent DNA discovery, therefore the state needs to retry him. Mickey Haller is a defense attorney, but he is hired to be special prosecutor (just for this case). MH arranges for Harry Bosch (homicide detective) to be his investigator. Most of the story is MH and courtroom time. HB has a secondary role,...more
As the book opens, Haller gets an unusual offer from the L.A. County District Attorney who wants Haller to join the team as an independent prosecutor for the purpose of retrying a convicted child killer who has been granted a new trial after a successful appeal. Haller agrees to the proposition w...more
This one feels a little stretched. Combining both of the central characters from the previous books, it seems to struggle (a lot) to find the right narrative tone. Some of the chapters are in the first person, from Mickey Hall...more
While the family connections were a little much and there is far too much...more
As always, Michael Connelly amazes and entertains me to the utmost level. That is why he remains one of my go-to authors when I want fun and entertainment and suspense. This book was stunning! The courtroom stuff was very compelling; the Harry Bosch parts were very suspenseful and engaging; and the abrupt switches to first-person for the Mickey Haller chapters were very well done and added great commentary to make it...more
Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing — a curriculum in which one of his teache...more