Book Bingo -Book 1 – Dark Sacred Place – Michael Connelly

Book Bingo is a reading challenge run in collaboration with Mrs B’s Book Reviewsand The Book Muse   and Theresa Smith Writes Every second Saturday, book bingo participants reveal which bingo category they have read to and what book they chose. You can join in by heading over to the book club where members are regularly posting their books and thoughts for discussion.

I am a little behind in my reviewing- and so will be trying to catch up in the next week or so. I have read the books I just need to find time to write and post the reviews.


My first square – CRIME – my favorite genre.


dark sacred night

Dark Sacred Night

A Ballard and Bosch Thriller

Michael Connelly

Allen & Unwin Australia

ISBN: 9781760528553



At the end of a long, dark night detectives Renee Ballard and Harry Bosch cross paths for the first time.


Detective Renee Ballard works the graveyard shift and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old files.


The intruder is none other than retired legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, hunting for leads in an unsolved case that has got under his skin.


Ballard escorts him out but — curious to know what he was searching for — soon becomes obsessed by the murder of Daisy Clayton. Was she the first victim of a serial killer who still stalks the streets?


For Bosch, the case is more than personal: it may be all he has left.


But in a city where crime never sleeps, even detectives have a dark side…



My View:

I am a big fan of Michael Connelly and this new book did not disappoint. The combination of characters – Bosch from the original series   teed up with new character, Renee Ballard, brings perspectives new and old, insight and experience, risk taking and daring in an exciting, dramatic dark narrative.


I am really looking forward to the next time these two characters work a case together.




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