Series: Harry Bosch #3
Narrator: Dick Hill
Published by Brilliance Audio on June 17, 2008
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Length: 13 hours, 57 minutes
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The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his female victims. Now with a single faultless shot, Detective Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city's nightmare.
But the dead man's widow is suing Harry and the LAPD for killing the wrong man-- an accusation that rings terrifyingly true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker's macabre signature.
So for the second time, Harry must hunt down a death-dealer who is very much alive, before he strikes again. It's a blood-tracked quest that will take Harry from the hard edges of the L.A. night to the last place he ever wanted to go-- the darkness of his own heart.
With The Concrete Blonde, Edgar Award-winning author Michael Connelly has hit a whole new level in his career, creating a breathtaking thriller that thrusts you into a blistering courtroom battle-- and a desperate search for a sadistic killer.
Four years ago, Harry Bosch shot and killed Norman Church who was believed to be the infamous serial killer, The Dollmaker. Now, his widow is suing Harry for wrongful death and his career is on the line. It gets even more complicated when another body is discovered during the trial, supposedly killed by The Dollmaker after Church’s death.
A significant part of the story covers the trial, which really serves as the anchor for all else going on as Harry and the original task force try to investigate the new murder. My list of primary suspects changed so much I lost count as there were quite a few surprises, twists and red herrings (even Harry gets sidetracked).
Dick Hill’s narration continues to be spot on for Harry and I’m grateful there’re so many books ahead of me. I’m still crazy about Harry and this is another fine installment in the series.
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