The Fifth Witness - Michael Connelly

The Fifth Witness

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2011-04-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 2,734 Ratings


In this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller, after taking on a foreclosure case, defense attorney Mickey Haller fights to prove his client’s innocence—but first he must follow a trail of black market evidence to its sinister end.   Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.

Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too -- and he's certain he's on the right trail.

Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in. Connelly proves again why he "may very well be the best novelist working in the United States today" (San Francisco Chronicle).


  • Great twist

    By TigersJC86
    Another great mystery and another great twist. Michael Connelly is just a step above and keeps you on your toes. Mickey’s newest client is probably his most annoying one but this ends in the most satisfying way.
  • The Fifth Witness

    By pgarzaimages
    Excellent Work. Excellent Story. Excellent Execution and Excellent Ending.
  • Least Favorite so far

    By lynnt271
    This book was good no doubt. However the trial part of the book was a good majority. I can see how other people say it’s drawn out. I think the author spent too long in the courtroom on this novel.
  • Fifth witness

    By SCB234
    Enjoyed the book but thought it was very drawn out.
  • Great read

    By sipsey wilderness
    Everything I ever read by Michael Connelly I’ve enjoyed same here!
  • This is the only book by this Author that i did not enjoy

    By Cathyrn56
    I disliked the client and the entire foreclosure process. I only kept reading it to see if she was going down .
  • Just good

    By The Big Five
    It’s just a good legal thriller with a neat twist at the end. Held my attention all the way through to the end.
  • Too many holes

    By Amigo73
    Lots of holes in the plot to make it a good read. At best it was okay. At the base of the book is a woman on trial for murder, but she would have never been arrested and charged with murder within 12 hours of the crime in real life. There was one evidence she was at the crime scene. The evidence was laughable, and in no way realistic. I was constantly reminded that this was a work of fiction, and that is disappointing.
  • Great read

    By H1716
  • ADiamond

    By ADiamond59
    Excellent with so many twists and turns! Loved it