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  • Dark Sacred Night

  • A Ballard and Bosch Novel
  • Written by: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin, Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Renée Ballard is working the night beat again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out but then checks into the case herself, and it brings a deep tug of empathy and anger. Bosch is investigating the death of 15-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally murdered and her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Second Effort

  • By Ricky on 2019-04-25

Loved all the Bosch books until now

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-26

The story might be good but it's so hard to follow because of the narration it's hard to tell. Titus Welliver was THE Harry Bosch; he was so good - until this book. It seems like he just didn't have his heart in this one. Christine Lakin may be good for other roles but definitely does not complement Titus in a Harry Bosch book. And the two of them sharing the narration just does not work. I very much hope Michael Connelly and Titus Welliver are able to get back on the stride they had up until now, this was such a good series.