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Echo Park (Harry Bosch, Bk 12)
Echo Park - Harry Bosch, Bk 12
Author: Michael Connelly
In 1993 Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn't crack it, and the twenty-two-year-old was never found. Now, more than a decade later, with the Gesto file still on his desk, Bosch gets a call from the District Attorney. A man accused of two heinous murders is willing to come clean a...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316734950
ISBN-10: 0316734950
Publication Date: 10/9/2006
Pages: 405
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 258 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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TheBookaholic avatar reviewed Echo Park (Harry Bosch, Bk 12) on + 45 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I had never read anything by Michael Connelly until now, but after reading this book of his hero detective, Harry Bosch, I am ready to go back and look for others of this character. A fast pace murder mystery that has you guessing not only of who the murderer might be, but also who in the professionla ranks might be involved. A great story, and one I couldn't put down. One of the fastest reads I ever did.
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Harry Bosch is a believable LA detective. A man confesses to a murder that has haunted Harry for over a decade. The confessor is not Harry's prime suspect, leading him to worry about his instincts.
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Helpful Score: 2
LAPD Detective Harry Bosch keeps you at the edge of suspense thanks to the talents of his creator Michael Connelly. Be sure you have lots of time to sit and read once you start this novel - you won't want to put it down!
scrapbooklady avatar reviewed Echo Park (Harry Bosch, Bk 12) on + 472 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
"Echo Park" is an exciting, unpredictable story full of themes such as guilt, all-consuming passion for justice, betrayal and friendship. One of the better police novels I've read in a long time.
starfkr avatar reviewed Echo Park (Harry Bosch, Bk 12) on + 53 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I happened to come along to Michael Connelly after picking this book up at the airport in preperation for a long flight. I made a great choice. This is a great mystery that keeps you in suspense from beginning to end. I live in the Los Angeles area and I enjoyed being able to follow the characters all around Los Angeles, having a perfect picture in my mind's eye exactly where each event was taking place. If you are a fan of Patricia Cornwell's earlier novels, chances are you will enjoy Michael Connelley.
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mrrob avatar reviewed Echo Park (Harry Bosch, Bk 12) on + 83 more book reviews
This story keeps the reader guessing! There are so many twists and suspense, when you think you know "who done it" something else comes up to trip up that theory!
Michael Connelly keeps you glued to the book - you find yourself looking for excuses to continue reading!

Highly recommended!
jjares avatar reviewed Echo Park (Harry Bosch, Bk 12) on + 3191 more book reviews
Harry Bosch should be the poster boy for American police detectives. He works in LA and is the consummate professional. Every story (this is the 12th) reinforces the notion that Bosch was born to be a detective.

Thus, it is a shock to Bosch to find that he and his partner missed a clue in 1993 that allowed a serial killer to continue his awful murders. The serial killer murdered at least 9 more after 1993.

Midway through the book, the accused killer comments about feeding the dog. One of the things the perp learned while a ward of Los Angeles foster care system was that each of us has desires and limitations. Our character is determined by which of those competing limitations and desires we choose to feed. In other words, we all have choices; and the choices we make create our reality.

Connellys tightly constructed plot is amazing. It takes Harry Bosch time to get to the heart of the problem and he solves the case even though it costs him dearly.

My first story by Connelly was THE BLACK ICE; Ive been an avid fan ever since.

Harry Bosch Series
1. The Black Echo (1992)
2. The Black Ice (1993)
3. The Concrete Blonde (1994)
4. The Last Coyote (1995)
5. Trunk Music (1997)
6. Angels Flight (1998)
7. A Darkness More than Night (2000)
8. City Of Bones (2002)
9. Lost Light (2003)
10. The Narrows (2004)
11. The Closers (2005)
12. Echo Park (2006)
pigwoman avatar reviewed Echo Park (Harry Bosch, Bk 12) on + 82 more book reviews
All Harry Bosch books are great. I now have my Hubby hooked after only one. Great Read!
buzzby avatar reviewed Echo Park (Harry Bosch, Bk 12) on + 6062 more book reviews
Harry Bosch learns his lesson, and becomes a kind, considerate, cooperate bureaucratic animal who doesn't rock the boat.......NOT!
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This is an continuing story of Dective Harry Bosch. Connelly keeps you guessing till the end. A very good read.
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My first Harry Bosch novel -- think I'll read more!
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I really like Michael Connelly's books. He's one of my favorites.
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Follows the Connelly script: A rogue Bosch who spends as much time battling the establishment as he does the bad guys and a homicide investigation that is not what it seems. It works.

3.5 stars out of 5
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I agree that this is not Connelly's best work. Characters could use some more development and draw more empathy from the reader. Plot development is exemplary as always and keeps the reader engaged.
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Fast paced Harry Bosch!
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It's Harry Bosch. Guaranteed to be a great read.
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great book Bosh and Rachel work togeather quite a few twists and turns great writing. new just published this year.

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