The Black Echo (Michael Connelly)

Some lovely people gave me a Waterstone’s token, so I thought I’d spend it on a couple more Michael Connelly books, as I’d enjoyed The Poet so much.

Taken on its own this is a fine crime novel, with an excellently irascible and intriguing lead character in Harry Bosch. However, the great drawback was that structurally it is extremely similar to The Poet. I’ve bought another one – Black Ice, next in the sequence – and if Connelly uses the same structure for that then he will drop down several levels in my estimation.