Hello, I’m R E Fort and welcome to my podcast and this episode of Book Reviews. In this review, I’m covering the second book in the Renee Ballard series named Dark Sacred Night, by Michael Connelly. The track behind my voice in this post is Just Stay from my CD Told Ya. You can find this CD and others on all music streaming services and all my music can be found on my website refort.co. Let’s get to the review.
The story opens with Detective Renee Ballard working one night on paperwork for a case she just closed when she sees a stranger in the station opening the filing cabinets that detective use to store information on their cases. She soon finds out its a retired detective named Harry Bosch.
Bosch is a retired detective, but is still a volunteer officer for the San Fernando PD. In San Fernando he’s working on breaking up a large and dangerous gang while he spends his free time working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. When Renee hears the details about the case she decides she has to help close it.
The case that has captured them both is the murder of a fifteen-year-old named Daisy Clayton. She was a runaway that was found in a dumpster like so much trash. Bosch, has been keeping in touch and helping the girl’s mother who at one point was a drug addict.
Bosch and Ballard are now trying to go through the notes from years ago, interviewing retired detectives for any leads or details that may lead them to who killed Daisy. As they dig deeper unearthing new leads on what happened to her, they find themselves in a lot of danger from a killer that has been getting away with killing runaways for years.
Now, as you know from my other posts, I’m a huge fan of Michael Connelly and this story shows why. The story has subplots and side stories that are always just as complying as the main case. Each one a story on its own. This story is one heck of a page turner.
Now, on my scale of 1 to 5, 1 being don’t bother and 5 a real page turner, I must give Dark Sacred Night, a solid, 5. This is a great read.
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