Desert Star Book Reviews

Michael Connelly

Desert Star by Michael Connelly Book Summary

LAPD detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch team up to hunt the brutal killer who is Bosch’s “white whale”—a man responsible for the murder of an entire family.

A year has passed since LAPD detective Renée Ballard quit the force in the face of misogyny, demoralization, and endless red tape. But after the chief of police himself tells her she can write her own ticket within the department, Ballard takes back her badge, leaving “the Late Show” to rebuild and lead the cold case unit at the elite Robbery-Homicide Division.

For years, Harry Bosch has been working a case that haunts him—the murder of an entire family by a psychopath who still walks free. Ballard makes Bosch an offer: come volunteer as an investigator in her new Open-Unsolved Unit, and he can pursue his “white whale” with the resources of the LAPD behind him.

First priority for Ballard is to clear the unsolved rape and murder of a sixteen-year-old girl. The decades-old case is essential to the councilman who supported re-forming the unit, and who could shutter it again—the victim was his sister. When Ballard gets a “cold hit” connecting the killing to a similar crime, proving that a serial predator has been at work in the city for years, the political pressure has never been higher. To keep momentum going, she has to pull Bosch off his own investigation, the case that is the consummation of his lifelong mission.

The two must put aside old resentments and new tensions to run to ground not one but two dangerous killers who have operated with brash impunity. In what may be his most gripping and profoundly moving book yet, Michael Connelly shows once again why he has been dubbed “one of the greatest crime writers of all time” (Ryan Steck, Crimereads).

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Book Name Desert Star
Genre Mysteries & Thrillers
Language English
E-Book Size 984.87 KB

Desert Star (Michael Connelly) Book Reviews 2023

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Good read but…. I enjoyed starting the new year with this quick and easy read. However towards the end, I became frustrated with the lack of development of certain storylines that I thought would play a larger role in the read. After considering that, it was not half bad.

Great read. Really great read.

Moving. If you love Bosch read this book

Desert Star. Michael Connelly’s novels never disappoint. There were a few holes in this story, but overall a good read. I hope this is not the last Bosch book.

Another excellent read on Bosch and Ballard. Yet one more book I stayed wit for long reading sessions. Enjoyed it - the story, the writing, the considerations weighed in authoring it. Thank you!

Terrible. This book was so hard to finish. Skimmed a lot in the end. Boring.

I’m hooked!. I’m 8 chapters in and can’t stop. I have to confess that I’m not an avid reader, but this book have me hooked on the story and I love it. What a way to star my reading habit to work again.

Desert Rose. Well done.

The Sad One. A great book, an awesome book! I don’t want to think about not reading a Harry Bosch book again! I have read him since his first book (Connelly I mean), so please find a way to get one or with luck two more books out of him!

Awesome ending. Great but sad ending…

Classic Bosch and Connelly. One of his best books.

True Harry Bosch. He stays true to the character and the story is as good as any others. Sad he writes an exit plan for Harry but nothing last forever.

Desert Star. Loved it!

The first time in a. And you know I will go ahead with me I will be at

End of an Era. Good story as usual from Connelly but frankly not his best work. Most interesting is the winding down of the Harry Bosch saga. Have been following Bosch for 30 yrs and enjoyed it immensely. Seeing him aging and sick is sad yet satisfying. Everybody counts or nobody counts. That about says it. Hope to see Harry one more time for a proper goodbye.

The story of a righteous man.. Well done.

A great read. A gripping story.. A great read. I wanted to slow down and savor the story, but it pulled me to the end. I wanted it to keep going.

Another Great Story. I couldn't put it down! Love the stories, the characters, the "feel" of being there with Harry. He never disappoints.

Masterful. One of Connelly’s best. As good as it gets.

One of his best books. Great from beginning to the end

Another great Michael Connely read. It’s a really nice book but the author has let Bosch age and he is seventy years old now and weak. Some might say that makes him a more desirable character because of his weakness. But I miss the indestructible, Harry Bosch from the concrete blonde novel.

Bosch is slowing down. Characters are great as usual. The cold cases are interesting but a little slow. Liked Idaho panhandle references as I am a transplant from California. Indeed many retired police officers live here. Always a fan. Hope to read future Bosch books. Like to see more Lincoln lawyer also.

I just wanted to let you. I just wanted to let you know that I have a job for you to

Good, not great.. Interesting. Not his best, but worthwhile reading.

Bosch/Ballard team 👍. Another page turner from Mr. Connelly,

2/3 Great!. The first 1/3 of book had a tremendous amount of filler. The last 2/3 was classic Bosch and excellent. Not sure the Ballard character can survive a series without Harry Bosch on the scene!

Worst Connelly book EVER. Don't waste you money on this mess of a book. Very poorly written, tedious reading of repetitive plots, implausible characters...I had to struggle to finish it. And spoiler alert, the end is depressing and grim. Harry Bosch is dying. I wish I'd never read this book. Michael Connelly needs to retire. Enough!

Did not disappoint. Semi sweet ending.

Took Awile. But once it got rolling… hold on tight!

Connelly!. Not his best but certainly a great read. Almost impossible to put down once you start.

Another great read. I read this book after a series of similarly themed books in this genre by other authors. It reminded me again how a brilliant author can engage the reader with sufficient detail to create tension, excitement, anticipation and entertainment without bogging down the pace of the story or losing the complexity of the characters. Connelly is the best there is at it.

Meh. Think this was my last Connelly book. It’s just not him anymore.

Desert Star. Page turner and awesome book. Love the Renee Ballard series. I don’t like Bosch getting old. This may be best book yet! Highly recommend.

Desert Star. Didn’t care for this one. Rene was annoying. Bosch was great.

Desert star. Particularly like the storyline and the plot, although two running concurrently, they were easy to follow. The narrators were especially good. You have to wonder what can the author do next to top the last one

Desert Star. Not his best, but I always read them all.

Connelly never disappoints. While adding to Renee Ballard’s profile, Michael weaves the best of everything that is Bosch. By far his best ever, I am saddened to think Harry is coming to an end. All of his works grab you from the start and leave you breathless by the end. Thank you for the pleasure of reading another one of your masterpieces.

Desert Star. Michael Connelly, simply said, is a great author as this book shows.

Good. We’ll done story like earlier writings

Desert Star. Another great Harry Bosh story! Loved it!

Not the best in show. Love the Bosch books - and the prior Bosch Ballard pairings. This installment was disappointing with a plodding pace and no suspense.

Bosch and Ballard, great team. A must read for Michael Connelly fans. One of my favorite of the Bosch series. Love the way Connelly has now fully developed Rene Ballard’s character into someone I want to read more about in the future. Maybe working with Mickey Haller? That would be interesting.

Desert Star. Sorry for this duo to end! Great series.

Harry at his best. Great ride with Harry &Renee,kept me riveted till the end. No spoilers from me.

Somewhat disappointing.. Maybe Bosch is just getting older, but the stories have been getting more and more boring over the years. And yes, I started with Angel’s Flight.

Outstanding. You won’t guess what’s going to happen. You won’t guess how it’s going to end. And you won’t stop reading until you see it through.

Thank you. RIP Harry. Thank you, Michael.

Yet another winner. Could not put this book down! Exciting, riveting and straight to the heart! Never leave us Harry Bosch.

Fiction or nonfiction?. I really liked the Bosch series on television. So when I saw this book, I thought well this should be good. But I was confused. The author was writing about current events in this book. So he was mixing fiction with non-fiction. But of course, his non-fiction musings were from a political perspective. I don’t like reading fictional books that are virtue signaling which I felt this book did. It was a pretty good storyline other than that.

A great book. Once again, he’s written a great book.

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Thin plot points.. Two cops acting far outside of common police procedures. Not very satisfying.

Dessert Star. One of his best, I couldn’t put it done so unfortunately I was through it in no time. Excellent read.

Sad. Another great one from Michael Connelly, sad because Harry is getting old…

Well, written, great story. I really enjoyed the book. It had a nice arcing story with Harry and Renée. You can tell when a book is well written as the words just flow across the page and you don’t even know you are reading.

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