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Dark Sacred Night

Written by: Michael Connelly
Length: 7 hrs
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Harry Bosch teams up with LAPD Detective Renée Ballard in the new novel from number-one New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly.

Detective Renée Ballard is working the night beat - known in LAPD slang as "the late show" - and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours 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 can't let him go through department records, but when he leaves, she looks into the case herself and feels a deep tug of empathy and anger. She has never been the kind of cop who leaves the job behind at the end of her shift - and she wants in. 

The murder, unsolved, was of 15-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally killed, her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy, and to finally bring her killer to justice. Along the way, the two detectives forge a fragile trust, but this new partnership is put to the test when the case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn. 

Dark Sacred Night for the first time brings together these two powerhouse detectives in a riveting story that unfolds with furious momentum. And it shows once more why "there's no doubt Connelly is a master of crime fiction" (Associated Press).

Please note: This is the abridged version. An unabridged edition is also available.

©2018 Michael Connelly (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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Another Connelly Winner

Great storyline with the right amount of suspense. Always a fan of Connelly's character development and this cross over does not disappoint. Looking forward to another in this series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-11-22

Sadly disappointed.

Having read all the Bosh series I was stunned by this offering. The format left me scratching my head. Ms Larkin was woefully lacking in her performance. I found it to be dull, boring and read in such a monotone that it literally put me to sleep! Her reading of Harry's dialogue was laughable. And I waited a year for this?

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  • C. Harrig
  • 2019-02-27

Irritating and thin

The story itself toggles back and forth between perspectives, which weakens both stories. It feels like a listing of tasks, not an in depth characterization of the events of the story. The female narrator’s attempt at male voices is comical and distracting. My mind kept wandering off and losing track of the story. I have previously read all of the Bosch books, some several times, so I am not coming at this as a casual reader.

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  • Dan
  • 2018-11-02

Terrible reading, borring, dull, totally disappoin

Very dull reader, and very poor performances, her voice will put you to sleep, most disappointed

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  • Joseph Gross
  • 2020-05-30

Ballard and Bosch

McConnelly has scored a bullseye... bringing together two great characters who look to continue "the mission".

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  • GDR
  • 2020-02-27

Well done.

Connolly does it again. Good story and excellent writing. Bosch & Ballard make a good team.

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  • Kelly Johnson
  • 2019-10-28

Great duo!

What a surprise! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to seeing the relationships started in this book develop.

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  • L. E. LoPiccolo
  • 2019-09-26

christine larkin was poor choice & did not like ballard character

VERY disappointed in story and ending . Ballard character is not exciting and larkin made her come off as if she was sleep walking

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  • Zepeda
  • 2018-12-28

Loved this new team <br />

Loved this new team, back and forth with narrators was perfect. Cant wait for the next