‘Lost Light‘ is the ninth novel in the Harry Bosch thriller by author Michael Connelly. He takes a different approach with this one, telling it in the first person from Bosch’s perspective.
Shortly after his retirement from the Los Angeles Police Department, former Detective Harry Bosch gets his private investigator license and decides to investigate a cold case of a murdered film production assistant. As he chases leads, he discovers that the case was passed on from him to other detectives when the FBI suddenly took the case. Bosch finds himself in a bind, looking for clues while avoiding hostile FBI agents and even traveling to Las Vegas to throw them off. What he overturns shocks him and could shake the whole LAPD.
This was my first Harry Bosch novel. Normally, I like to start a series at the beginning, but a family member gave me a pocket edition and I could not wait to read it. I am a sucker for mysteries and thrillers with this one proving its chops.
I could not put it down. Harry Bosch was an interesting character to track as he uncovers victims, criminals, and a government conspiracy. Even not being familiar with the series, I think the first-person narrative helped to bring me up to speed with previous events so I was not lost. It was well-written, had a solid mystery, and had some good characters to follow along.
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