The Dark Hours - Michael Connelly

The Dark Hours

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2021-11-09
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,172 Ratings)

Description

“A masterpiece”—LAPD detective Renée Ballard must join forces with Harry Bosch to find justice in a city scarred by fear and social unrest after a methodical killer strikes on New Year’s Eve (Publishers Weekly).

There’s chaos in Hollywood at the end of the New Year’s Eve countdown. Working her graveyard shift, LAPD detective Renée Ballard waits out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revelers shoot their guns into the air. Only minutes after midnight, Ballard is called to a scene where a hardworking auto shop owner has been fatally hit by a bullet in the middle of a crowded street party.
 
Ballard quickly concludes that the deadly bullet could not have fallen from the sky and that it is linked to another unsolved murder—a case at one time worked by Detective Harry Bosch. At the same time, Ballard hunts a fiendish pair of serial rapists, the Midnight Men, who have been terrorizing women and leaving no trace.
 
Determined to solve both cases, Ballard feels like she is constantly running uphill in a police department indelibly changed by the pandemic and recent social unrest. It is a department so hampered by inertia and low morale that Ballard must go outside to the one detective she can count on: Harry Bosch. But as the two inexorable detectives work together to find out where old and new cases intersect, they must constantly look over their shoulders. The brutal predators they are tracking are ready to kill to keep their secrets hidden.
 
Unfolding with unstoppable drive and nail-biting intrigue, The Dark Hours shows that “relentless on their own, Ballard’s and Bosch’s combined skills…could be combustible” (Los Angeles Times).

Reviews

  • Sorry, but glad it’s over!

    5
    By goldydaone
    Excellent work by Connelly. Quick read, we’ll written and a page turner. Ballard and Bosch are the killer B’s - champion crime fighters, if a bit unconventional. Can’t wait for the next.
  • The dark hours

    5
    By Bee britches
    The book was very good as usual however the authors liberal left-wing democratic virus could’ve been left out Dr. James Roy Appleton Junior
  • Pretty good

    4
    By Tsachs1950
    Good story, kept my interest, good ending.
  • Disappointing

    2
    By stgoldb99
    Disappointed
  • From yawner to thriller

    3
    By Dallas Teacher
    Once the action started this book was great… it just took a bit too long in my opinion.
  • Dark Hours

    1
    By Tommy Boy in the Burgh
    soooo woke!
  • The Dark Hours

    5
    By ErnieMelvin
    Just a great read! Mr Connelly knocked it out of the park with this work. Great characters, great plot.
  • The Dark Hours

    2
    By Seawich
    Not up to his usual standard-disjointed, disappointing and a waste of my time and money
  • Vintage Connlley

    5
    By twpk$$
    This was as good as ever, classic Ballard and Bosch. Keep them coming.
  • Dark Hours

    5
    By d triple
    A great read as usual. Can’t wait for his next book!

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