Post Script: The Wrong Side of Goodbye – Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly never disappoints!


The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Harry Bosch #21

Michael Connelly

Allen and Unwin

ISBN: 9781760293833




Harry Bosch is California’s newest private investigator. He doesn’t advertise, he doesn’t have an office, and he’s picky about who he works for, but it doesn’t matter. His chops from thirty years with the LAPD speak for themselves.


Soon one of Southern California’s biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it?


Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the dying magnate hires Bosch, the only person he can trust. With such a vast fortune at stake, Harry realizes that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he’s seeking. But as he begins to uncover the haunting story–and finds uncanny links to his own past–he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.


At the same time, unable to leave cop work behind completely, he volunteers as an investigator for a tiny cash-strapped police department and finds himself tracking a serial rapist who is one of the most baffling and dangerous foes he has ever faced.



My View:

Michael Connelly never disappoints!


Harry Bosch is one of my favourite characters- I have loved learning his history, following his career, his relationships and seeing his dedication to his craft – solving mysteries and crimes, writing wrongs.  I do not want this series to ever end. I am invested in the life this character. Keep on keeping on Michael Connelly.


Fan moment over 🙂


In this narrative we are taken back to Harry’s time in the “tunnels” as we compare Harry’s service history/time in the army with that of one of the people Harry is trying to identify. I loved hearing more of this time – a history I know little about.  A tiny red herring is fed to the reader – did you swallow this bait? I did and kept hoping for a twist till there was no room for hope. Well done – I loved the subtleness.


This is a duel narrative that explores Harrys’ working relationships and responsibilities – his role as a private investigator – tracking down a lost heir and that of part time cop – solving cold cases – a job he does best – this time a serial rapist. In both strands of the narrative there are plenty of plot twists and turns, tension and some great secondary characters.


As a bonus Connelly weaves the Lincoln Lawyer into the script. Brilliant! As always.


A question for you Michael Connelly – will there be an album of Harry’s Favourite Songs? Readers do you check out the musicians/the tracks Harry listens to?