The Reversal - Michael Connelly

The Reversal

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2010-10-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 2,360 Ratings



The stakes have never been higher: when DNA evidence frees a sadistic killer, defense attorney Mickey Haller and LAPD Detective Harry Bosch must put him behind bars before he strikes again.   Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After twenty-four 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.


  • Ending

    By O'Seay
    Interesting characters, good plot, moves along nicely, keeps your interest. However, it ends a bit abruptly and leaves a lot of unanswered questions. What happened to Sarah? What was Jesse’s motive? Was he a serial killer? Were there other bodies? Etc.
  • Ballet and Bosch

    By Trishinthewoods
    Face paced courtroom drama with Bosch in charge of the investigation.
  • The Reversal

    By aib14
    Very enjoyable
  • The Reversal

    By Yellerhead
    Great book, could not put it down. Would highly recommend this book for anyone's reading pleasure.
  • Ending Sucked

    By fjcan2
    I really enjoyed this story. I have nothing but superlatives about the story, the characters and the writing style. Then I came to the end. Either Michael Conley doesn't know how to wrap up a story or he's trying to sell another book, but I hated the way he closed the book. I will not read another of his books if this is his style. It's very frustrating to invest time to this read then being dropped! It's like having good sex without a climax!
  • Great

    By Phxryan
    Was a strong showing for Connelly. Love Haller and Bosch characters. Worth it!
  • Nice read

    By Rilop
    Quick grab from the beginning, nice and entertaining.
  • Justice...?

    By 911pop
    A good look at what our court system is all about. Not always a pretty sight.
  • O M G

    By Gregmouton
    This book kept me on the edge of my seat I have ready every one of the Lincoln lawyer books this is a must read and a change of venue that has you begging for more !!!!!!
  • The Reversal

    By songsterman
    Michael Connelly is excellent as always. He is by far the most entertaining detective crime novelist of our time. I love that Harry Bosch is back here, I miss his presence having read all of his books in sequential order.