The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly

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The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly

#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).

From Publishers Weekly

Oct 03, 2016 – Bestseller Connolly's canny detective, Harry Bosch, remains a compelling lead, but even longtime fans may feel that his creator gives him a few too many fortuitous breaks in his 21st outing (after 2015's The Crossing). Bosch's long career with the LAPD is a thing of the past, and he now divides his time between PI work and pro bono service as a reserve police officer for the city of San Fernando. He gets involved in an apparently impossible case for an extremely wealthy client, Whitney Vance, who pays Bosch $10,000 just to agree to a meeting. The 85-year-old Vance asks Bosch to find out, in complete secrecy, what became of the woman Vance impregnated 65 years earlier and who disappeared from his life almost immediately afterward. The billionaire, who believes he is nearing his end, hopes the investigator can ascertain whether he has a living heir. Though the trail is beyond cold, Bosch lucks into a solid lead. The multiple contrivances significantly diminish the plot.

Customer Reviews

The Wrong Side of Good Buy

I've enjoyed every one of the previous books in the series, but this one was nothing special and certainly not worth the $14.99 price. Too contrived, no character development, just a so so read. I will likely pass on the next one.

Not so hot

I read this book to the end because I love Harry.
But it wasn't really a Harry Bosch story.
If you love the series you will read it too I know but prepare to be disappointed.
Maybe this was a segue book.
Or maybe Harry's stories are all told.

Two Mysteries combined in one book

Well, I felt like it was two plots mixed into one. Kind of like a Love Boat episode. Neither one was special. Too much technical detail about geography and was boring at times.

The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Android, Win, *Nix, and more.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Nov 01, 2016
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 400 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Harry Bosch

Customer Ratings

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