The Dark HoursMichael Connelly

The Dark Hours

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The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly Book Summary

“A masterpiece”—LAPD detective Renée Ballard must join forces with Harry Bosch to find justice in a city scarred by fear and social unrest after a methodical killer strikes on New Year’s Eve (Publishers Weekly).

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.
 
Unfolding with unstoppable drive and nail-biting intrigue, The Dark Hours shows that “relentless on their own, Ballard’s and Bosch’s combined skills…could be combustible” (Los Angeles Times).

The Dark Hours (Michael Connelly) Book Reviews

Just keeps getting betterAlways loved Bosch and Ballard is a perfect complement to him. Please keep these wonderful stories coming forever!.Score: 5/5

A good read right to the last pageConnelly is always good but this was one of his better ones. A good read right to the last page..Score: 4/5

Good bookNot the best book of Connelly’s I have read, but better than most other authors I have read. Sometimes Ballard’s antics seem a little unbelievable in terms of almost sophomoric and rogue behavior. However the disillusionment of Ballard and her colleagues in the LAPD in this current anti police environment seems very believable. Bosch is one of my favorite characters but his role in this book seems manufactured and detracts from Ballard. I think Ballard is a strong enough character where she should be allowed to stand and be developed on her own. Bosch doesn’t need to be in her books any more. Now Bosch as a stand alone PI with a Ballard cameo would be a fun read..Score: 4/5

Dark HoursMichael Connelly at his best..Score: 5/5

Vintage ConnlleyThis was as good as ever, classic Ballard and Bosch. Keep them coming..Score: 5/5

The Dark HoursNot up to his usual standard-disjointed, disappointing and a waste of my time and money.Score: 2/5

DisappointingDisappointed.Score: 2/5

6 starsOne of his best!!! And that’s saying something.Score: 5/5

Like a fine wine with age. Kudos to Michael for another hit. We love you Harry !I have read all of the Harry books, love that he has a mentee that is willing to carry on Harry’s legacy. Michael, after 25+ years, is still one of my favorite authors. Great book and even better if you are a Harry fan. I hope Renee goes back and can bring Harry back as well and even loop in his daughter. Wow, Harry, Renee, and his daughter are on team that will change LAPD..Score: 5/5

The Dark HoursJust a great read! Mr Connelly knocked it out of the park with this work. Great characters, great plot..Score: 5/5

RenewalGreat read. Renews vigor of all main characters..Score: 5/5

From yawner to thrillerOnce the action started this book was great… it just took a bit too long in my opinion..Score: 3/5

The dark hoursThe book was very good as usual however the authors liberal left-wing democratic virus could’ve been left out Dr. James Roy Appleton Junior.Score: 5/5

Dark hoursAnother great Connelly book.Score: 5/5

The Dark HoursAnother outstanding book by this author. Greatly admire Renee and Harry as the truly unsung heroes and wish they were cloned in every police station across the globe. The blockheads Renee has to deal with are just so pathetic. Hope she will take over for her boss when he goes to pasture, along with all the dead wood, corrupt, incompetent, misogynists, racists, etc. Or, hope she heads up the homicide group! That would be poetic justice!.Score: 5/5

Sorry, but glad it’s over!Excellent work by Connelly. Quick read, we’ll written and a page turner. Ballard and Bosch are the killer B’s - champion crime fighters, if a bit unconventional. Can’t wait for the next..Score: 5/5

Connelly has lost touchFirst, I have bought and read every book of Connelly’s and have often pre ordered and waited excitedly. I have never regretted buying one of his books until now. Most importantly this is not a Bosch book even though it is advertised as such, he is a footnote at best. Secondly Connelly has created the pinnacle of all Karen’s in his character Ballard. Not only does she feel personally responsible to be voice of Covid control she also comes out with an overinflated ego and holier than thou attitude. In the first half of the book she is writing a report alone in the squad room when another officer comes in and she makes him go to the other side because he doesn’t have a mask. This is completely a political piece and this shows it due to the fact that most officers these days would not act like that whatsoever and want nothing to do with enforcing Covid protocols. The political messages continue throughout the book with Ballard noting that she is wearing her mask while others aren’t every other sentence. This is followed up by Ballard believing she is a victim of a lazy department and officers and that she is the only one that cares and can do the job right and she is being victimized for it. This continues right up until she steps over the line and commits policy violations and a criminal act in stealing evidence, but wait it’s ok because she is doing it and she knows better than anyone else on the job. This book is a simple political piece and disappointing to say the least. Connelly has lost touch with how real departments feel and act and has written this to simply fit in with the current political agendas.I don’t know about you but I read books to escape every day life and enjoy the story not to get hit over the head with political leanings every other sentence. Save you money and don’t bother with this book, trust me you won’t miss anything..Score: 1/5

The Dark HoursI have been a Michael Connelly fan and loyal reader and supporter of his books and the Bosch series for years. This book and story was a huge disappointment and I regret having spent the money to have purchased it..Score: 1/5

Dark HoursA great read as usual. Can’t wait for his next book!.Score: 5/5

Good readLoved it!.Score: 5/5

Bosch and Ballard do it again!Michael Connelly never disappoints! His newest book is excellent - a real page turner..Score: 5/5

OutstandingBest Connelly book in a while and I like all his stuff. Finished it a few days, hard to put down..Score: 5/5

Great readAlways great reading.Score: 5/5

Bosch + BallardOk, so Harry in aging Here comes Renee. It looks like a very good collaboration for a long time.Score: 5/5

KD from VaGreat read….can’t wait until the next book comes out!.Score: 5/5

One of the bestThis is one of Michael Connelly’s best books. Excellent character development and the plot was exceptional..Score: 5/5

Pretty goodGood story, kept my interest, good ending..Score: 4/5

Dark HoursSoooo woke!.Score: 1/5

Dark HoursLoved this book! Even though the book focuses on Renee Ballard, teaming up ( and including) Harry Bosch was brilliant. 👍.Score: 5/5

Renee Ballard is always a welcome addition to the story.I like Bosch and Ballard together..Score: 5/5

Another winnerGreat story- very well written. The new character keeps getting more interesting. Highly recommend this book..Score: 5/5

Ballard & BoschConnelly doesn’t miss a beat in Bosch’s transition to PI and Ballard’s evolution..Score: 5/5

Dark HoursI have read all of the Bosch and Bosch/Ballard books. I have loved each and every one of them. This one does not disappoint. Michael Connelly still has his mojo. How does he do it? I’ll probably have to wait a year for his next book. HURRY Michael Connelly!!!.Score: 5/5

Good book clumsy writingEnjoyed the story but the characters were hard to sort out and the narrative sounded like it was written by the third assistant trainee..Score: 4/5

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Book Name:
The Dark Hours
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