My third book of Michael Connelly and Harry Bosch!
I haven’t had great experiences when reading this author before. Both “The Black Echo” and “The Black Ice” are good mystery Crime Fiction books, but nothing extraordinary.
After reading “The Concrete Blonde” I get the feeling that Michael Connelly writes without taking many risks. The story is well written and as usual he describes things in great detail, even unimportant things that add nothing to the story.
But I was in for a surprise when I found myself liking “The Concrete Blonde”, at least more than I’ve expected. Both the courtroom drama and the search (who-du-nit) for the killer were working for me. Even Harry Bosch came across as less pedant and sometimes even simpatico, but everything good that I was feeling fell to pieces when I reached for the last 50 pages and the identity of the killer was revealed. Once again Michael Connelly showed sings that he is just an average writer.
Perhaps it is that simplicity with which Michael Connelly writes his books that is so appealing for so many other readers. They get everything and have to think very little for themselves.
They get a good mystery. Perhaps I’m just too demanding and want a great mystery!