Tuesday, October 9, 2012

"The Reversal" My Thoughts

Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer) is recruited to come to the other side of the court room and prosecute a high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case with LAPD Detective Harry Bosch as his investigator, and his second chair deputy DA Maggie McPherson, who just happens to be Mickey's ex-wife.

I read three other books by Michael Connelly, the first book was "The Lincoln Lawyer" where I first met Mickey Haller as The Lincoln Lawyer. The other two were, "The Brass Verdict" and "The Fifth Witness." I liked all three of these books. However, I was very disappointed with "The Reversal" it had very little suspense or mystery, and I found it somewhat predictable. Where the other three books had an ending with a twist, this book had no twists or turns at the end. Oh! let me correct that, there was a curving road ahead at the end.

When I read a thriller/suspense book (which I don't read often) I expect mystery and an unexpected plot twist at the end, this book didn't have much of a mystery and no plot twist at the end. Maybe there is a sequel I don't know, if there is, will I read it? I doubt it, I think I will move on while I am ahead, 3 wins to 1 loser is OK for me.

I only awarded this book 2** because of the lame ending, otherwise the book was OK and deserved 3***.

I own this book it is part of my personal library.


  1. This doesn't sound nearly as good as the other two in this series. Very nice review!

  2. Thanks for the honest review.