The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly

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13 Critic Reviews

...Connelly has built an inter-connected world encompassing a multitude of stories, of which he now and then decides to tell us one, or maybe two.
-National Post arts

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
#1 USA TODAY BESTSELLER

Notable Book of 2016 --Washington Post
10 Favorite Books of 2016 -- Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times
10 Best Mysteries of 2016 -- Adam Woog, Seattle Times

Detective Harry Bosch must track down someone who may never have existed in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.

Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from thirty years with the LAPD speak for themselves.

Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it?

Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the dying magnate hires Bosch, the only person he can trust. With such a vast fortune at stake, Harry realizes that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he's seeking. But as he begins to uncover the haunting story--and finds uncanny links to his own past--he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.

At the same time, unable to leave cop work behind completely, he volunteers as an investigator for a tiny cash-strapped police department and finds himself tracking a serial rapist who is one of the most baffling and dangerous foes he has ever faced.

Swift, unpredictable, and thrilling, The Wrong Side of Goodbye shows that Michael Connelly "continues to amaze with his consistent skill and sizzle" (Cleveland Plain Dealer).
 

About Michael Connelly

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Michael Connelly is the author of the recent #1 New York Times bestsellers The Drop, The Fifth Witness, The Reversal, The Scarecrow, The Brass Verdict, and The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the bestselling Harry Bosch series of novels. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He spends his time in California and Florida.
 
Published November 1, 2016 by Little, Brown and Company. 401 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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All: 13 | Positive: 11 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Above average
on Oct 05 2016

Grade-A Connelly. The dark forces arrayed against the hero turn out to be disappointingly toothless, but everything else clicks in this latest chapter of a compulsively good cop’s odyssey through the City of Angels and its outlying neighborhoods and less angelic spirits.

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NY Times

Above average
Reviewed by Janet Maslin on Nov 09 2016

Each of these books is as memorable for its locations as it is for narrative or even denouement, and “The Wrong Side of Goodbye” really takes Harry traveling.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by Grace Lichtenstein on Nov 20 2016

Readers should be happy about Harry’s new role, too. It means they can expect more Michael Connelly Bosch novels. To judge by this one, Connelly himself only gets better with age.

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LA Times

Above average
Reviewed by Paula L. Woods on Oct 28 2016

While “The Wrong Side of Goodbye” may not stand shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the stronger entries in the Bosch oeuvre — or boast the high-octane, blood-spattered crimes — it is immensely satisfying to see Bosch’s sustained and deepened passion for his mission...

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Booklist Online

Excellent
Reviewed by Bill Ott on Nov 23 2016

...Connelly continues to discover new depths to his character and new stories to tell that reveal those depths in always compelling ways. Hats off one more time to a landmark crime series.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Good
Reviewed by Margie Romero on Nov 02 2016

Of course Harry still gets in people’s faces and then is embarrassed by his temper, and like Mr. Connelly, he is obsessive about details. He and the author also seem to share a love of work to be done. That’s good news for all Harry Bosch fans.

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Tampa Bay Times

Good
Reviewed by Colette Bancroft on Oct 27 2016

Connelly is an old hand at weaving together several major plots. The two he creates in The Wrong Side of Goodbye are just the kind of plots that make the Bosch books so irresistible...

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Above average
Reviewed by Kevin Tipple on Feb 19 2017

Overall, the latest Bosch novel is a good one. Though it lacks the complexity of some of the earlier novels and a couple of the twists are a bit obvious, The Wrong Side Of Goodbye is a good read.

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Irish Times

Good
Reviewed by Declan Burke on Nov 19 2016

Those parallel plots are absorbing in themselves, but Connelly’s best-selling success is built on an understanding of the symbiotic relationship between plot and character.

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The Missoulian

Above average
Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill on Nov 09 2016

Although the plot succumbs to some predictability, Connelly provides enough surprising twists to keep the suspense high and the story believable as well as intense character studies.

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National Post arts

Above average
Reviewed by Robert Fulford on Nov 30 2016

...Connelly has built an inter-connected world encompassing a multitude of stories, of which he now and then decides to tell us one, or maybe two.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Good
Reviewed by Anne Corey on Dec 18 2016

In THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE, Michael Connelly has again written a novel that moves seamlessly from one situation to the next, making it a tough book to put down.

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Reviewed by Donna M. Brown on Nov 20 2016

Adding Haller to the mix is genius, as their methods of operation are different yet complement each other. Per usual, Connelly gives Bosch room to grow.

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