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The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly
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Aug 31, 2011

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bookshelves: action-thriller, courtroom-drama, family-relationships, mystery, read-in-2011, reviewed, series, thriller
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Mickey Haller has had to resort to finding clients whereever he can and is now working in the mortgage forclosure area. He gets an emergency call that one of his clients is arrested for the murder of the banker in charge of the proceedings to forclose on her home.

As the reader might expect with Michael Connelly, the novel is well written and the court scenes are like a tightly contested tennis match with one side winning points and the other countering.

Mickey is an excellent character who shows the difficulty of earning a living and having difficult clients. He manages his business and family life with constant emotional and financial struffles that are common to many of us. In this way he becomes someone who we can feel sympathy for and relate to.

The ending is wonderful as if Connelly has hit a bases loaded home run in the bottom of the ninth.
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message 1: by Liz (new) - added it

Liz I am looking forward to reading the third one!

Hobart lookin' forward to this one ("this one," he says, as if there are Connelly novels he isn't looking forward to)

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Liz :-)

message 4: by Heather (new)

Heather Pearson loved the first and am looking forward to more

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