Thursday, July 12, 2012

Review: The Reversal by Michael Connelly

Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger. Opposing them is Jessup, now out on bail, a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media, and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years.

With the odds and the evidence against them, Bosch and Haller must nail a sadistic killer once and for all. If Bosch is sure of anything, it is that Jason Jessup plans to kill again.

Received for review.

First, the reader, Peter Giles, was an excellent choice for the material. His almost gravelly voice perfectly matches the story and adds an extra layer to keep the listener intrigued throughout the rather lengthly book. I'm am actually looking forward to finding other books read by this reader.

This must read for legal suspense fans had a good story that was fast paced and engrossing and, of course, very well written. The characters weren't exactly people you would want to be friends with in real life, but were perfect in their environment. This was one of my first books by the author and I look forward to his future releases.

★★☆☆ = Liked It


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