Two Kinds of Truth

Written by Michael Connelly

Review written by Rob Scragg

Rob lives in North East England. He works in Recruitment by day, and is usually to be found knee deep in a pile of books as a reader and reviewer by night. He has recently signed with The Blair Partnership, and his debut crime novel will be out in Spring 2018.


Two Kinds of Truth
Orion Publishing
RRP: £19.99
Released: October 31 2017
HBK

Harry Bosch just can’t walk away from law enforcement. He’s a volunteer at the San Fernando Police Department, working unsolved cases. He gets called out on a case that’s anything but cold; a double homicide, father and son at a local pharmacy and linked to an international drug operation.

Bosch is torn though between this case and one from his own past. New evidence means a killer he put on death row thirty years ago - Preston Borders could walk free. But Bosch is as convinced of his guilt now as he was three decades ago. Borders and his lawyer claim Bosch planted key evidence. Harry battles to prove his innocence with the help of his half-brother Mickey Haller, or risks watching a murderer walk free. When the two cases intertwine, putting Bosch’s reputation and his life firmly in harm’s way, he has a big fight to overcome if he’s to walk away with his life and reputation intact.  

Readers of the Harry Bosch novels have an idea what to expect and this latest instalment doesn’t disappoint. The real beauty of this series for me lies in its continued freshness, despite how long we’ve been along for the ride with Harry.

Bosch has evolved over the series. He’s principled yet fallible, stubbornly loyal to those close to him. With a veteran character like this, it has to feel plausible that he’s still out there fighting the good fight after all these years, and that’s exactly what Connelly achieves.

The two cases that form the backbone of the story play out with measured pace, and supporting characters in the form of familiar faces like Haller, Cisco and Lucia Soto play their part to a tee.

Michael Connelly brings it all together beautifully, with a few curve balls thrown in for good measure reaching an interesting denouement.

 



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