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The Law of Innocence

(Mickey Haller #6)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  7,055 ratings  ·  767 reviews
Defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is charged with murder and can't make the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge.

Mickey elects to defend himself and must strategize and build his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Lo
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published November 10th 2020 by Little, Brown and Company
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Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Michael Connolly brings back defence lawyer, Mickey Haller, the half brother of Harry Bosch, a Los Angeles set nail biting legal thriller, a compulsive courtroom drama that sees Haller becoming uncomfortably closely acquainted with his clients experience as he finds himself framed for murder. Haller is stopped by a police officer due to his missing rear licence plates. When the officer opens the boot of the car, there is a dead body which turns out to be a former client of Haller's, the multiple ...more
David Putnam
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a great read. This one is going to be my favorite of the year in the mystery/Legal Thriller category. Five and a half stars out of five. Full disclosure Connelly is one of my go-to favorites and it’s hard not to be a little biased. I like this book better than the last four or five of his Bosh novels. In this book he sets a dynamic conflict in the first few pages and initiates a great plot that never slows to give the reader a pause to take a breath. This is a mystery and not crime nov ...more
Susanne  Strong
Mickey Haller never thought in a million years that he’d have to defend himself. That day, however, has arrived.

When Mickey Haller is stopped during what appears to be a routine traffic stop, he initially thinks nothing of it, until a search of his trunk reveals the dead body of one of Haller’s former clients inside.

The next thing Haller knows, he’s in prison garb and awaiting a speedy trial. Fortunately for Haller, he has an entire team on his side including two ex-wives and his half-brother a
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Michael Connelly is one of my favorite authors - I’m a fan of each of his main characters. This is the first time we’ve heard from Micky Haller in a while (although he’s made appearances in others of MC’s series). This time, he’s in quite a fix. He’s pulled over for a traffic stop and a body is found in the trunk of his car. He’s obviously being framed, but by whom?
The book moves at a super swift pace. With Connelly, you never know where he’s going to take you. It’s never a straight line to the
Mandy White
2 new Michael Connelly books in 2020... yes please! Especially when they both bring back characters that we haven't seen for a while. Fair Warning earlier this year saw the return of Jack McEvoy and now we have a new Mickey Haller book - who said 2020 was all bad?

The Lincoln Lawyer is back. After a night celebrating another not guilty verdict, Mickey Haller is heading home. He is soon pulled over by police for an apparent missing license plate. But the cop sees something dripping from the boot o
Mickey Haller is back! And this time he is defending himself...

 Michael Connelly is one of my all-time favorite authors! I love all his characters, the courtroom drama, the investigation. Mickey Holler is pulled over one night on the way home. The cop explains he is pulling him over because he does not have a back license plate, but what is that dripping out of his trunk? When i the trunk is popped open and a body is found, Mickey knows he’s been framed. But by who? And why? Finding himself in ...more
Nov 17, 2020 rated it liked it
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Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Law of Innocence is the sixth instalment in The Lincoln Lawyer series, set in Los Angeles, and featuring defence lawyer Mickey Haller, half brother to recently retired Detective Harry Bosch. This time Haller finds himself in a sticky situation; driving home after a win in court, and a subsequent celebration at the Redwood, he is pulled over in a traffic stop by a LAPD cruiser due to a missing rear license plate. Officer Milton decides to have a look in the boot of the car and discovers the b ...more
Nov 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’m a huge fan of Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series. I have not read any of his Lincoln Lawyer stories until now, “The Law of Innocence”. Defense attorney Mickey Haller is known as the Lincoln Lawyer because he does most of his work in the back seat of one of his two Lincoln Continentals. I was intrigued, because I’ve regarded Connelly as being more of a police procedural novelist, and this seemed like he went to “the dark side” in that Connelly’s protagonist is a defense attorney, who has r ...more
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mickey Haller is back, with his most important capital murder client yet .... Mickey Haller.

I tell you, I have loved Michael Connelly for years and when he has a SECOND new book out this year, AND I get to preview it early, it is like Christmas coming early. And though I usually prefer the Bosch books, I dare to say that this is Connelly’s best Mickey Haller book yet. I mean, is there a better setup than the police pulling over the Lincoln Lawyer only to find a body in his famous trunk? And that
When Mickey Haller left the bar after he’d been celebrating with the defense team, he walked down toward his Lincoln in preparation for heading home. The day had been a good one; he was content as he commenced the drive. When he spotted a black and white in his rearview mirror, he pulled to the left to allow it to pass – it came with him. That was when he realized he was being pulled over by the patrolman behind him. What followed was a dreadful shock to Mickey – a body in the trunk of his car m ...more
Andrew Smith
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
On his way home from celebrating another case win, Mickey Haller - the Lincoln Lawyer - is stopped by an L.A. police officer. At first it seems that this is a routine pull over, his rear licence plate seems to be missing. But then the truculent cop spots something else – is that blood dripping from the boot of his car onto the asphalt? When the boot is opened the body of a man can clearly be seen, Haller’s day has turned bad.

Mickey finds himself in lock-up and more bad news quicky follows: his b
Nov 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Michael Connelly book is the perfect escape. My favorite is his Harry Bosch series (and the Amazon Prime TV series is pretty great too). I have also enjoyed the Mickey Haller series as well as the new Renée Ballard series. If you too have immersed yourself in this reading universe, you’ll be very happy with The Law of Innocence.

Mickey Haller is out celebrating another successful not guilt verdict and while returning home, he is stopped by the police and the dead body of a former client is foun
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
Not worth the wait (7 years!)

Interesting case, if you read the blurb, Haller (the good guy) was definitely setup and charged with murder. So how will he get himself out of it? This was suppose to be exciting, unfortunately "The Law of Innocence" has a very disappointing court scene with a laughable verdict. Bosch made a small cameo.

Not quite 3 stars because of the ending. Would be 3 stars if some major character got covid - that would make it more interesting.
Donna Skinner
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
I have been a huge fan of the Lincoln Lawyer series. I have waited seven years for this book only to be appalled to find that In chapter 38 then again in chapter 42 Connelly chose to include his personal political views. I don’t care which side of the aisle you support. I don’t want to read your views in your books!!!! MC are you attempting to limit your readership to only those who share your personal opinions? If so, you’ve done a good job. Don’t you think your audience has had enough of polit ...more
Adrian Dooley
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Law Of Innocence is not only my first read in the Mickey Haller series, it’s actually my first Michael Connelly read full stop. I don’t know how that’s happened. A genre that I love. A critically acclaimed author in that genre with a huge back catalogue. It is what it is. Better late than never they say, and it certainly applies here.

In this 7th instalment of the the Mickey Haller series, we find Mickey being framed for murder and having to defend himself from a life behind bars.

While leav
Craig Sisterson
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: los-angeles, legal, crime
Recent novels from Connelly, the modern maestro of LA crime writing, have focused on the investigations of long-running hero Harry Bosch and/or Detective Renee Ballard, a fierce new protagonist seeking justice in Bosch’s old stomping grounds in LAPD Hollywood Division. Bosch’s half-brother, sly defense attorney Mickey Haller, has made guest appearances, but in The Law of Innocence ‘the Lincoln Lawyer’ has top billing.

And the stakes couldn’t be any higher: Haller finds himself charged with first-
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: legal-thriller, arc

It feels like a treat having 2 Michael Connelly books released in the same year. And what a surprise, he doesn't disappoint on either occasion. This one felt like more of a treat though as it was the return of Mickey Haller who hasn't had his own book for quite some time now and Michael Connelly sure can write some fine courtroom interactions.

Mickey Haller is finding that having a dead body in the boot of your car can really put a crimp on your life, even more annoying for him is that he di
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
With the end of a mostly shut-in year looming, I've managed to read about 120 books - far exceeding the goal I set at the beginning of the year. All but a few earned high marks - with several coming from authors I'd not even heard of - and that's satisfying and a real treat. Still, I have to say that opening one from a long-established author - one of my favorites - brings a special level of excitement. And when it's really, really good, as this one is, I'm over the top (and, I hasten to add, mo ...more
Nov 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller is forced to defend himself when the dead body of a serial con artist is found in the boot of his car when pulled over by the police. The LA defence lawyer faces a first-degree murder charge and decides to defend himself with the help of half brother Harry Bosch to help investigate. This difficult case is linked to a biofuel company run by a criminal with ties to the mob who Haller helped convict several years ago. The company is running a scam that is falsely re ...more
Elaine Tomasso
Oct 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for an advance copy of The Law of Innocence, the sixth novel to feature the Lincoln Lawyer, Mickey Haller.

Returning home after an acquittal celebration Mickey is stopped by the traffic police who the find a dead body in the trunk of his car. Charged with murder and held in jail Mickey must try to defend himself against a seemingly watertight case, but he’s determined not only to defend himself in court but to be found innocent under the
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I’m gonna explain why I gave this book two stars. It can be summed up in these words, Trump derangement syndrome. It’s a shame that Connelly decided to bring that out on this latest book about Mickey with Harry thrown in. Shame. I guess I’ll be honest and note that I have seen hints of idiotic liberal tendencies in a few books, like that one with renee ballard where he described the homeless crisis in LA and it was glossed over as no big whoop even tho they shit in the streets and a blight on th ...more
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Michael Connelly. Thank you Netgalley. This was, without a doubt, one of the best books I’ve read this year. During these stressful months, concentration and focus, are sometimes difficult. This book came along at exactly the right time, which proves I am still capable of being totally engaged.

Michael Haller, the Lincoln lawyer, is arrested for murder and we are lucky enough to join him and watch the trial. This book is perfect. The plot drew me in from start to finish. Yes, there wer
Nov 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have to say that I have read every book by him and he is my favorite author, I do not think there is a better fiction writer in the world. I was very happy that he came out with two books this year. That being said I have a very high bar for him to reach . I thought fair warning was the better book out of the two. I thought this was a very good book and would be likely be an excellent book for any other writer. I had a few problems with this book. The first one was a new female character in th ...more
Donna Hines
First and foremost special thanks goes to Little Brown and Company for the wonderful selection of books they publish and bring to the table for review via auto approval.
I couldn't click the read now button fast enough and when I read this it was a no-brainer.
Michael Connelly is a huge fan favorite among many including myself and this one seals that deal in more ways than one.
It's timely, it's suspenseful, it's downright masterful!
Remember this melody- Hey Mickey you're so fine-You're so fine you

Author Michael Connelly gifts us with a second book in this pandemic year and I, for one, am deeply appreciative. THE LAW OF INNOCENCE, features Mickey Haller, of Lincoln Lawyer fame, boxed into such a tight frame-up that it’s difficult to imagine how he will get himself out. He starts the book celebrating a courtroom win and in no time finds himself tangled up in a case defending himself on trumped up charges that escalate over time. At first blush, he can’t even figure out who’s out to get him
Robert Van buhler iii
Michael Connelly just HAD TO introduce political opinion and directly insult half of the people who buy his books. He introduces Juror 68, an Afghanistan war hero's widow, who, he informs you in detail, is [ or must be!] opinionated, uninformed, ignorant stubborn and unfit to serve on a jury because Haller's unscrupulous legal technique of spying on potential jurors reveals she has a Trump bumper sticker. He lost my respect with this absolutely jarring chapter, and made me hate his protagonist a ...more
Sheila Parise
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
So I have read every Michael Connelly book. I am a huge fan. That is why this review makes me so sad to write. The story is good and engaging as usual and incorporates familiar characters that add to the plot. What I take exception to is the injection of political nonsense that added nothing to the storyline. It was gratuitous, obvious, and indicates that he believes his readers are ignorant to this type of message. Mr.Connelly must know he has readers of all types. I am relieved I borrowed this ...more
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
For me, the major difference in good and mediocre legal thrillers are the characters and the pace. This book has both in it's original premise of an attorney fitted for an incredibly tight frame for murder. In a dubious traffic stop, Police find the body of a former client of Mickey Haller in the trunk of his Lincoln. Arrested and charged with First Degree Murder, Haller opts to save the big money he would need for bail for his daughter's Law School tuition and organize his own defense while inc ...more
Ian J Lamont
Nov 14, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Guilty of Writing a Bad Book

I was so disappointed with this book. Connelly's determination to contemporize the story by inserting his own views on the election and the pandemic only undermined what was a weak and contrived plot with a weak and contrived ending. He churned this book out for all the wrong reasons and it shows. The Lincoln lawyer deserved better and so did his readers.
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