The Dark Hours is a mystery, thriller & suspense novel written by Michael Connelly. The story follows Harry Bosch as he investigates the murder of his daughter which has rocked the LAPD and sends them into chaos. In addition to trying to solve her murder, Bosch also has to deal with corruption within the department and outside forces that are trying to undermine him at every turn.
For who is this book for ?
Connelly’s books are typically enjoyed by mystery, thriller & suspense fans. This book is no exception and will surely keep readers on the edge of their seats as they try to solve the complex case along with Bosch.
- Compelling plot
- Well-developed characters
- Tight writing
- The Dark Hours is quite a dense read, with Connelly packing in a lot of backstory and complex plot points.
- The ending feels somewhat rushed and unresolved.
- Connelly’s prose can be dry and unengaging at times.
Learn more about the author
Michael Connelly is a bestselling author of mystery, thriller and suspense novels. He has written many popular series including the Harry Bosch books, The Lincoln Lawyer and Mickey Haller books, and the Renee Ballard series. His work has been translated into more than 30 languages and he has won numerous awards including an Edgar Award, two Anthony Awards, the Macavity Award for Best Novel in 2012, and France’s Grand Prix du Roman Policier.
“Connelly never disappoints and this book is no exception. The plot is tight, the characters richly drawn, and the suspense unrelenting. This one has it all – a complicated investigation, corruption rampant in both law enforcement and politics, dirty dealings galore – making for an irresistible read.”
“Connelly totally knocks it out of the park with The Dark Hours. This is his best novel in years – a gripping, unputdownable thriller that will keep you glued to the pages from beginning to end.”
“A book that is impossible to put down. Connelly brings his characters and the story to life with amazing skill.”
“Connelly deftly mixes family drama with police procedure in this superb thriller. Bosch is a complex and compelling protagonist, rendered even more so by his self-destructive tendencies…Unputdownable.”