Review: The Black Echo

The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, #1)The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

About half way through this book Harry Bosch explains that a police investigations takes time to gather pace. In the beginning it takes a long while to find clues and get started but at a certain point it gathers momentum and sets off properly. It’s the same with this novel: it takes a while to gather pace and at a certain point it finally gets going.

I liked this book but I wasn’t ecstatic about it. It’s okay and average. Harry is likeable enough and the story resolves itself in a satisfying way. It wasn’t a real mystery to me, I knew almost right away who were involved with the murder and bank robbery. My main problem was that it took so long to get going.

Because it’s only the first book in the series I might pick up the next in the near future to see if it improves.

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