Echo Park - Michael Connelly

Echo Park

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2006-10-09
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 892 Ratings

Description

Just as he's on the verge of cracking an unsolved case, Detective Harry Bosch discovers an old clue that could have saved lives -- and the guilt begins to haunt him.
In 1995, Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket in Hollywood. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn't crack it, and the 22-year-old woman never turned up, dead or alive. Now Bosch is in the Open-Unsolved Unit, where he still keeps the Gesto file on his desk, when he gets a call from the DA. A man accused of two heinous killings is willing to come clean about several other murders, including the killing of Marie Gesto. Bosch must now take Raynard Waits's confession and get close to the man he has sought -- and hated -- for eleven years. But when Bosch learns that he and his partner missed a clue back in 1995 that could have led them to Gesto's killer -- and that would have stopped nine murders that followed -- he begins to crack.
Michael Connelly's suspenseful new novel pits the detective People magazine calls "one of the most complex crime fighters around" against one of the most sadistic killers he has ever confronted. It confirms that Michael Connelly "is the best writer of suspense fiction working today" (Richmond Times-Dispatch).

Reviews

  • Great Read

    5
    By TDaleT
    Many twists and turns, showcases the evil in many places, in people you would not normally expect. Dirty cops and barely clean administrators.
  • Not a satisfying ending

    4
    By TigersJC86
    I’m kind of at odds with this one. We always see Bosch seemingly make the right choices whether it fits the dept regs or not but the end of this one was surprising and I wonder if it will feed into the future but I wasn’t on Bosch’s side in how he dealt with the ending.
  • Sorry it had to end

    5
    By Dan Daily
    I read a lot when I am in bed. Get to a point and then turn out the light and go to sleep. THIS story, when I turned out the light, didn’t let me sleep. First time a Connelly book did that to me. Great read!
  • Great as usual

    5
    By Billy Albert
    Suspense right up to the end.....lots of surprises
  • Twists and turns

    3
    By Wind Resident
    As with my previous reads, the actual perp is well hidden until the very end. And because this is one book of many, Harry will survive to solve another crime. Petoskey, Michigan
  • Echo park

    5
    By O6 COL
    Excellent
  • Echo Park

    4
    By Halsterx
    Interesting read. Clever plot.
  • Amazing!

    5
    By tatongt
    Michael Connelly & Harry Bosch are back! It was disappointed with the previous book but this one definitely gets me back again. The stories and how they are connected are amazing and very addicting. I highly recommend it.
  • Echo Park

    5
    By Mld2416
    Great book! I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I loved it!
  • Echo Park

    5
    By Kickin_Back32
    Very intriguing . A real page turner.