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Echo Park

by Michael Connelly

Little, Brown & Company | October 9, 2006 | Hardcover

is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
In 1993 Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn''t crack it, and the twenty-two-year-old was never found. Now, more than a decade later, with the Gesto file still on his desk, Bosch gets a call from the District Attorney. A man accused of two heinous murders is willing to come clean about several others, including the killing of Marie Gesto. Taking the confession of the man he has sought-and hated-for thirteen years is bad enough. Discovering that he missed a clue back in 1993 that could have stopped nine other murders may just be the straw that breaks Harry Bosch.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 pages, 9.5 × 6.4 × 1.4 in

Published: October 9, 2006

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316734950

ISBN - 13: 9780316734950

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not his best, but still very good I was actually able to figure out the ending before the very end, despite several twists and turns - which is unusual for me. Entertaining and good character growth for Bosch.
Date published: 2013-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4.5 out of 5 Stars Michael Connelly is a great writer and his Harry Bosch series is well written and suspenseful. Although, I have to admit that this book was probably closer to a 4.5 out of 5 stars because I predicted the twist in the end because of some of the clues Connelly through out there along the way. Without ruining the story for anyone, we find Harry Bosch in a position to wrap up a cold case by listening to the confession of an already incarcerated serial killer. The catch of course is that Harry doesn't believe the slimeball murderer, and points to reasons why he shouldn't be trusted. Harry doggedly scrapes away for the truth, and finds that he is being used more than he thinks by the real evil doers. Great action, good twists and the Harry Bosch wit we have come to love make this a great addition to the series.
Date published: 2011-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bosch, a great all too human detetctive Harry Bosch, an L.A. police detective, in the Open/Unsolved Unit has a case on his desk from 1993. It involves the killing of Marie Gesto, who disappeared from a supermarket. Bosch gets a call from the D.A. requesting Bosch to interview the killer, Raynard Waits who has just confessed. According to Waits, he is responsible for the death of Marie Gesto. Bosch had investigated this case, and it is still unsolved. No body was ever found. Waits has made a deal with the DA: he’ll confess in exchange for life in prison rather than death. Waites is willing to lead the police to the body. Waites leads them to the body but escapes. Bosch follows the leads even after he is sent home. Rachel Walling is back with help for Bosch and as a love interest. A great story with Bosch questioning his own investigation and what he could have missed back in 1993. Bosch is so vulnerable when it comes to his women. He never seems to have them last for long as either a colleague or a romantic interest. I think I like Bosch so much because of his foibles, just like us ordinary folk.
Date published: 2011-05-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good title Very slow for about the first 1/5th of the book but then becomes engrossing.
Date published: 2010-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Suspenseful, thrilling plot, keeps you on your toes! An amazing read. Michael Connelly does not disappoint!
Date published: 2010-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Bosch does it again! Harry Bosch is one of my favorite fictional characters and any book Michael Connelly writes with Bosch in it holds my attention perfectly. I have ADHD and getting me to sit down to read a book is hard, it has to have a good flow and this book definitely does. Connelly keeps you on your toes until the end and holds my attention (in my opinion it's very hard to do!) Story line is great, characters are perfect and the end will make you gasp. Once you think the mystery of Merrie Gesto is solved it's not. I think that is why this book held my attention and I actually had a hard time putting it down, because when you think the book is over and the rest is just filler a whole new side of the mystery holds up. My hat's off to you Mr. Connelly.
Date published: 2008-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from never ending action In my opinion this author is one of the best thriller writers of today. The novel illustrates the complexity of his writing. The characters are well drawn and have personality. Harry Bosch reckless behaviour is well presented you tend to develop sympathy for his bosses…The plot has never ending action leaving you wondering what will come up next. This book is a fast pace read that will keep you turning page after page.
Date published: 2007-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bosch Keeps Getting Better Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch novels are all good -- plotting, characterization, and suspense -- but they're better than good with their current focus on the "cold case" files of Los Angeles P.D. Echo Park kept me up until I finished it at 3:00 a.m. -- and then I had to start a less gripping novel anyway just to get to sleep!
Date published: 2006-11-09

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Echo Park

by Michael Connelly

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 pages, 9.5 × 6.4 × 1.4 in

Published: October 9, 2006

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316734950

ISBN - 13: 9780316734950

From the Publisher

In 1993 Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn''t crack it, and the twenty-two-year-old was never found. Now, more than a decade later, with the Gesto file still on his desk, Bosch gets a call from the District Attorney. A man accused of two heinous murders is willing to come clean about several others, including the killing of Marie Gesto. Taking the confession of the man he has sought-and hated-for thirteen years is bad enough. Discovering that he missed a clue back in 1993 that could have stopped nine other murders may just be the straw that breaks Harry Bosch.

About the Author

Michael Connelly (born July 21, 1956, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American author of detective novels, notably those featuring Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. Bosch, named after the Dutch painter of the same name, is the protagonist of a series of Connelly''s novels. The character is an LAPD detective. The Black Echo, the first book featuring Bosch, won the Mystery Writers of America''s Edgar Award for Best First Novel of 1992. Connelly has written other books outside the Bosch series, including Blood Work, which was made into a 2002 movie directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. In 2006, The Lincoln Lawyer was selected as one of ten books to feature in Richard and Judy''s televised book club. Connelly is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a bachelors degree in journalism. In addition to his books, Connelly has written for television.