With a 10 day break over Easter, I was looking for something relaxing and easy to read and my travelling companion provided just the thing: the latest Harry Bosch novel, The Burning Room, released last year.
I’ve become a fan of author Michael Connelly‘s tough, ageing LAPD detective over the past year or so and have already devoured a couple of his books.
In this one, Bosch is working with a new female partner – Lucia Soto – and soon finds the case they’re investigating is entwined with an incident from Detective Soto’s childhood, the deaths of several children in an apartment building fire 20 years earlier.
Both cases are a fit for their work in the Open-Unsolved Unit, and in usual Connelly fashion the story races along. It was just what I needed.
If you haven’t met Harry Bosch yet, look out for the series. He’s a great character, and the plot twists are always hard to pick. That’s what I like in a book, especially a crime novel. And I hear that the next Bosch novel will be out in October. It’s called The Crossing.