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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,671 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Connelly Narrator: Len Cariou Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Harry Bosch Series Release Date:
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In 1993, Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket in Hollywood. Fearing the worst, the case was elevated by LAPD commanders from the missing persons squad to the Homicide Division, where Harry Bosch was assigned the case. But Bosch couldn’t crack the case and the twenty-two-year-old woman never turned up, dead or alive.

Thirteen years later Bosch is in the Open-Unsolved Unit when he gets a call from the DA’s office. A man accused of two heinous killings is willing to come clean in regard to several other murders in a deal to avoid the death penalty. One of those murders, he says, is the killing of Marie Gesto. Bosch is now assigned to take Raynard Waits’ confession and to make sure the killer is not scamming authorities to avoid a date with death.

In confirming the confession Bosch must get close to the man he has sought for thirteen years. Bosch’s whole being as a cop begins to crack when he comes to realize that he and his partner missed a clue back in 1993 that could have led them to Waits and would have stopped the nine murders that followed the killing of Marie Gesto.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Echo Park is another prime demonstration of Mr. Connelly’s handiwork: he has woven entirely unsurprising elements into a surprisingly suspense-filled story. Just read his rivals in the crime genre to realize how difficult this is and how easy he makes it look.”

    New York Times

  • “What puts Connelly in the top rank of modern procedural writers—and, perhaps, into the ranks of the better modern LA writers of any genre—is his willingness to accept that there aren’t always easy answers in Bosch’s life or, sometimes, any answers at all. That sense of uncertainty and dread, combined with Bosch’s going from middle age to the precipice of old age, informs every page of this novel.”

    Washington Post
  • Echo Park is a richly imagined and finely crafted piece that grabs the reader on page one and locks him but a half-step behind Bosch on every page that follows.’”

    Denver Post

  • “A mystery masterpiece that will be read with pleasure and appreciation for decades to come.”

    Forbes

  • “A very well done hard-boiled police procedural.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Michael Connelly crafts a deeply disturbing look into the dark souls of serial killers…Connelly’s writing offers no-nonsense plots, tightly compressed descriptions, and crisp dialogue, and Cariou keeps it all low-key, understated, and effective.”

    AudioFile

  • “Connelly remains a master at constructing plots that, like contrapuntal themes in music, echo one another…Superior crime fiction, as suspenseful as it is psychologically acute.”

    Booklist

  • “Connelly offers strong action writing and exciting plot twists, coupled with more development of Bosch’s character and his internal conflicts. Another excellent and riveting entry in the longstanding series by one of mystery fiction’s best writers.”

    Library Journal

  • Winner of a 2007 Audie Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2006 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda | 2/8/2014

    " I think of Chris Noth, Law and Order when I read Harry Bosch stories. Interesting. Pace is fast. Detailed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Susan Miner | 1/30/2014

    " More Harry Bosch series. I like quick and easy murder mysteries. If you like to watch Law and Order on TV, you know what I mean. I liked this one...but I have and affinity for these types of stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mmonroe | 1/13/2014

    " Michael Connelly is one of my favorite mystery writers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenny | 1/9/2014

    " It's another suspence novel I would recomend :) You thought you had the killer figured out... Think again "

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