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Review: City of Bones

November 28, 2014

City of Bones

When a dog discovers a human bone, Harry Bosch is called in to investigate.  The bone has been buried for over twenty years so it’s a tough case but Harry is determined, especially when forensics reveals that it belonged to a young boy who had been abused.

Harry has to dig through lots of buried secrets to get to the truth.  Things start to heat up in the investigation and in his life when he meets a beautiful young police officer.

City of Bones, by Michael Connelly, was first published in 2002 and is the 8th book in the Harry Bosch series.  I’ve read quite a few books in this series, all completely out of order, and this is the earliest one for me.  I liked it quite a bit but have to admit that it’s not my favorite Harry Bosch book.  Maybe it’s because I’ve read the series out of order or maybe it’s because Connelly’s writing has improved.  Either way, the book is still very good and fans of Connelly and Harry Bosch won’t want to miss it!

The audio version of City of Bones is narrated by Peter Jay Fernandez and he does a terrific job.  There are some odd sound effects at strange times in the book that were a little distracting but they didn’t keep me from enjoying the book.  It’s on 9 CDs and lasts approximately 11 hours.

Review copy provided by Hachette Books. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
14 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2014 5:24 am

    This sounds really good.

  2. November 28, 2014 10:54 am

    This does sound good! 🙂

  3. November 28, 2014 1:20 pm

    That would make me crazy to read series books all out of order! (or as Jim would clarify, crazIER)

  4. November 28, 2014 1:56 pm

    I’m always looking for narrator recommendations, so I’ll be on the lookout for Peter Jay Fernandez!

    I love Connelly, but I’m not into series at this time. Glad you enjoyed it though!

  5. November 28, 2014 5:23 pm

    Improvement is always good 😉

  6. November 28, 2014 5:33 pm

    When I saw the title of your post, I thought this was the Cassandra Clare book and I was thinking that it is so not your kind of book. I didn’t like that one either, so I’m glad to see it’s a different City of Bones. I need to pick a Harry Bosch book – I have been hearing lots about this series.

  7. Patty permalink
    November 28, 2014 10:31 pm

    These are usually always fun to read!

  8. November 29, 2014 5:43 pm

    This sounds good. When I seen the title I thought you had reviewed another book of the same title 🙂

  9. November 30, 2014 9:22 pm

    I’m with Athira and Sheila – I thought you were reviewing Clare’s City of Bones, and I really think that is not your thing! This sounds like a good series, though I’m not a fan of odd sound effects in audiobooks either.

  10. Beth F permalink
    December 1, 2014 7:29 am

    I jumped into this series a little late and haven’t gone back to read the earlier ones. Interesting that you say a difference.

  11. December 1, 2014 9:32 pm

    I haven’t read in this series for quite some time but I do think this was one of several earlier books I read. I’d have to check my pre-blog book list! I do recall liking Harry Bosch.

  12. December 3, 2014 11:52 am

    I love everything Michael Connelly writes. I’ve read all the Lincoln Lawyer series but not all of the Harry Boschs. However, I did read this one. It was a really good mystery with good detective work. I read somewhere not too long ago that Harry Bosch has a new “sound” on audio with his latest book – a new narrator. I have it on request at the library, so I’ll let you know if the new guy is better.

  13. bookingmama permalink
    December 4, 2014 10:31 pm

    I’m embarrassed to say I’m not sure if I read this one. I probably did because I rarely miss Bosch.

  14. December 4, 2014 10:35 pm

    I have a few from this series but need to figure out if I have the first one 🙂

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