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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Book Review: The Reversal by Michael Connelly

One thing I really like about the Lincoln Lawyer novels is how they really show the day-to-day details of the life of a lawyer, and it isn't all glamorous or always interesting (although I personally do find those details interesting, I understand not everyone will.) The devil is in the details after all.

I also like how Mr. Connelly mixes things up and he does that in a big way here, switching Mickey from the defense to the prosecution. A convicted murder's conviction has been set aside by the state supreme court and Mickey is called upon to retry him as an independent prosecutor. Obviously there was a big problem with the original case and Mickey needs to find new evidence on an old case, with Harry Bosch helping out. Meanwhile, their teenage daughters meet and become friends, which is a cute side-note and not the norm for legal thrillers.

These books are just fun. Nothing overly complicated (although complicated enough to keep me guessing) and nice and relaxing for a Saturday afternoon. I immediately got the next book in the series.

I borrowed this book from a friend.

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