Dark Sacred Night (Harry Bosch Series #21 and Renée Ballard Series #2)

Dark Sacred Night (Harry Bosch Series #21 and Renée Ballard Series #2)

by Michael Connelly


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316484800
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Series: Harry Bosch Series , #21
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 1,511
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Michael Connelly is the author of thirty-one previous novels, including #1 New York Times bestsellers Two Kinds of Truth, The Late Show, and The Wrong Side of Goodbye. His books, which include the Harry Bosch series and the Lincoln Lawyer series, have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. He spends his time in California and Florida.


Sarasota, Florida

Date of Birth:

July 21, 1956

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


B.A. in Journalism, University of Florida, 1980

What People are Saying About This

Tom Nolan

“Dark Sacred Night [is] one of the best and most affecting Bosch novels since Mr. Connelly began the saga in 1992, underscore[ing] the growing and unsettling ambiguity surrounding its central character.”

Washington Post

“Darkly brilliant…ingenious, frantically suspenseful.”

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Dark Sacred Night 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 94 reviews.
Anonymous 12 months ago
I really enjoy this pairing of detectives. They compliment each other perfectly. Hope he writes many more with these partners. I think Bosch finally found his true partner at last.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Two great characters from previous books, now working together. A flawed but dedicated and fierce team. Looking forward to the next book.
Anonymous 12 months ago
I'm a huge Michael Connelly fan, have read every single book he's written. I especially LOVE the Bosch series. This last one was like getting a Christmas present in October. I'm already looking forward to the next Harry Bosch book, or any book Mr. Connelly writes!
Anonymous 11 months ago
I really like Bosch and Ballard working together. Nobody writes like Michael Connelly. Love the tv series, too!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Great read, a real page turner!
Anonymous 12 months ago
MichaelConnelly does it again. Great Bosch story and Ballard is up and coming. Can’t wait for the next installment. Keep it up Michael
Anonymous 12 months ago
Read them all each one better than the last
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Anonymous 11 months ago
If you are a Harry Bosch fan, this won’t disappoint and Ballard makes a great sidekick for him.
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jimpol 10 months ago
Been a loyal reader but this one is not a page turner; bland story, characters poorly developed and overly descriptive of mundane things,.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I really enjoyed reading about Detective Renee Ballard in The Late Show. Now she's partnering with retired Detective Harry Bosch in Dark Sacred Night. They're working together on a cold case about a murdered young girl, Daisy. Michael Connelly definitely can write crime fiction that is fast paced and keeps you riveted to your chair as you keep reading to see what happens next. Based on the ending, it sounds like there's a pretty good chance that there will be more collaboration with these two.
Anonymous 11 months ago
A great new partnership
Anonymous 11 months ago
Nice book worth for money
Anonymous 11 months ago
Excellent way to extend Harry’s career, with a partner as vivid as him!
Anonymous 11 months ago
I have read every Harry Bosch book since a friend recommended the series a few years ago. I am never disappointed and can’t wait for the next one. Love the Renee Ballard character and looking forward to what she and Bosch will do together.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Harry and Renee’ bend the rules.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Detective Renee Ballard & retired Detective Harry Bosch cross paths during the late show at the Hollywood Division. They start to work on a more-than-a-decade old murder cold case. Against all odds, they solve it!
Anonymous 6 days ago
Nice synergy between Ballard and Bosch
Anonymous 8 days ago
Held my interest vey well.
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Anonymous 21 days ago
Well written and fun to read and a dynamite ending. Not a page turner until about halfway into the book. Loved the final chapters. Now seeking the next chapter of their adventures.
3no7 28 days ago
“Dark Sacred Night” by Michael Connelly is book two in the Renée Ballard series and twenty-one for Harry Bosch. I read the print book, but I also listened to the audio version with Renée narrated by Christine Lakin and Bosch voiced by Titus Welliver. Lakin communicates Ballard believably, her determination, her curiosity, her frustration, and her dedication to her job. Ballard is a detective on LAPD’s late show, and juggles her personal life with her ever-changing caseload. One night she encounters an unknown man going through the files, retired LAPD detective Harry Bosch. Thus begins an unusual but focused association. Titus Welliver narrates the Bosch chapters, but this is not the Bosch that Welliver portrays in the Amazon series. This is the Bosch familiar to readers. Bosch is older, retired from LAPD, working on cold cases as a “reserve” officer. Bosch has bad knees, broken relationships, unresolved issues galore, and a continuing determination to make everyone count. The point of view of the narrative alternates between the two characters. Ballard manages her demanding and ever changing caseload as an LAPD detective. Her personal life is unsettled, and the only constant is her dog that spends Ballard’s working hours in doggie day care. Bosch works cold cases as a reserve officer for the San Fernando Police department, but he carries with him the weight of cases from the past. One of those cases is the brutal death of Daisy Clayton, a runaway. This case brings the two characters together. One characteristic of Connelly’s books is a cast of fully developed, unique characters. Bosch and Ballard arrive on the pages with complex stories and complicated lives. We get to know both well. The two, while awkward and reserved at first, forge an unlikely partnership. Together they strive to solve Daisy’s murder; individually they struggle with complexities in their own lives. Nothing stands still in a Connelly book, and even Bosch has new revelations to drop on readers. Connelly intertwines the complexity of detective work with the vulnerability of people and the determination of his characters. He pays attention to even the smallest detail, and creates a book that is well researched, grounded in real life, and captivating to read. The coalition of Ballard and Bosch seems to have taken root, and there are sure to be more appearances of this unlikely team in future books.
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