Bosch – The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly Review


Harry Bosch is back for another crime solving thriller in The Wrong Side of Goodbye, book #19 in the Harry Bosch series.

Harry Bosch, once of the LAPD, has retired and working as a reserve police officer (part time and unpaid) for the tiny San Fernando Police Department helping to try and solve their cold cases. He also has a Private Investigator’s license to enable him to take on his own private cases.

There are 2 cases for Harry to solve; one for the SFPD – the hunt for a serial rapist known as the Screen Cutter and a private case to find an heir to a vast fortune. Both are going to be dangerous!

While working on the Screen Cutter case, a very clever rapist that the police have no suspects for, Bosch is invited by 85 year billionaire, Whitney Vance, to see if he can find an heir to his vast fortune. When he was 18 he had an affair but soon after becoming pregnant she disappeared. Realising he won’t be around too much longer he hires Bosch to see if the child was born and if indeed alive, so that he can inherit his fortune. Bosch is the only person he can trust to discreetly investigate as there will be people determined to stop an heir from taking control of his money and business.

With $6 billion on the line, Bosch knows this case will be dangerous for him and any surviving relative but needs to find the truth as the case takes him back to his own time in Vietnam.

Overall, this is another great book in the Bosch series. Harry has been forced out of the LAPD but doesn’t want to give up life as an investigator so takes on unpaid police work and private investigations. Although the book has two plot lines they intermingle well and are easy to keep track of and both exciting enough to keep you turning the page for more. Although Harry is getting older his thirst for justice is still the same and with each investigation, gives it his all.

The first part of the book goes at a slower pace until Bosch gets further into his investigations, and the closer he gets to the truth the more exciting it gets. I didn’t find it as thrilling and as previous novels in the series but was still a great, well-written read with some good plot twists.

Rating: 4/5

RRP: £19.99 (Hardback) / £8.99 (Paperback) / £4.49 (Kindle Edition)

Available to buy from Amazon here.

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