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The Burning Room (Harry Bosch, #17; Harry Bosch Universe, #26)
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Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7625 comments Mod
Bosch defines a case where the detective has a personal stake in it as a burning room. Did you get how it applied in the story and why it would have this name?


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7625 comments Mod
I thought it was akin to that fire having the potential of consuming you to your detriment. I think without Harry’s help, Lucy may have toiled endlessly for a long time.

In some ways, these cold cases are like burning rooms for Harry. He’s relentless with them, even though he has no personal attachment.


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments For me the title related both to the idea of a detective being consumed by a case (something Bosch is familiar with) and to Bonnie Brae fire, which was such a defining moment of Lucy's life.


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7625 comments Mod
I hadn’t thought of that angle.


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