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The Dark Hours

Michael Connelly

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Completed on 20 March 2023
ISBN : 9781409186175
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A brazen and methodical killer strikes on New Year’s Eve and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch must join forces to find justice for the victim in a city scarred by fear and social unrest, in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. 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. 


The Dark Hours is an amazing thriller book, it has such an interesting crime case including Hollywood. In the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly, a brazen and meticulous killer strikes on New Year's Eve, and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch must work together to achieve justice for the victim in a city scarred by terror and social upheaval. As New Year's Eve draws to a close, mayhem reigns in Hollywood. This book was a great ride to enjoy.

The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly is a gripping thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The novel follows detective Renée Ballard as she investigates a brutal murder that leads her down a dark and dangerous path. Connelly's writing is masterful, with vivid descriptions and realistic dialogue that bring the story to life. The characters are well-developed and complex, with their own motivations and secrets that keep the reader guessing until the very end. The plot is fast-paced and full of twists and turns, with plenty of action and suspense to keep readers hooked. The story also touches on important themes such as police corruption and the toll that the job can take on those who serve. Overall, The Dark Hours is a must-read for fans of crime fiction and thriller novels. Connelly's skillful storytelling and attention to detail make for a thrilling and satisfying read that will leave you wanting more.