“The Narrows is essentially a sequel to The Poet-I know a lot of people are crazy about that novel and I know it was Michael Connelly's "breakthrough" but I am one of the minority who did not really care for it. So unsurprisingly a sequel left me cold. Connelly ropes in characters from several of his other books in The Narrows so there is a kind of neatness factor at work here but I really cannot say this was one of Connelly's best efforts.”Nighthawk wrote this review Friday, April 22, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of my favorites from Connelly! No one writes a better thriller. This book features Harry Bosch, Terry McCaleb and Rachel Walling.”Melissa P wrote this review Saturday, March 19, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Harry Bosch rules”Jeanette R wrote this review Monday, March 7, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This one has MOVIE written all over it. I chuckled at the self-conscious references to the film adaptation of Blood Work.
I have decided that I really do not like Bosch's ex-wife, Eleanor, and am hoping that the kid will end up moving to LA to live with him.
Favorite line: "Living in LA sometimes felt like riding shotgun with the devil to the apocalypse." Harry, I know just what you mean. (6/29/04)”
“Michael Connelly- The Narrows (Warner Books 2005) 4.25 Stars
The Poet has turned back up after years of silence and Rachel Walling is being dragged back into the task force after years of being shunned by the FBI. Little does she realize that she will soon be working with retired LAPD detective Harry Bosch, who has discovered something that ties in with their case. Now they must work together to hunt down this psychopath before he finishes what he started.
I liked this instalment by Michael Connelly. I am not sure which series this was meant to fit into as it kind of dragged in characters from many of Connelly’s others works. I saddened by Terry McCaleb’s death, but it was nice to see Graciela (his wife) and his daughter/son. It was also nice to see Buddy resurface and how Connelly played off the fact that a movie was made of the first book. Rachel Walling was interesting to see again, although it was annoying to see her sleep with yet another man on the case; this does not say much for her that she cannot work with a man on the case without sleeping with him. It is great how Connelly often ties his series’ together; it adds a depth to his works. The plot was a great one with lots of twists and turns, and just when you think it is over, you see that something else was not as it seemed. I also liked how they set it up for more books containing Bosch and the return of his little girl. Connelly is showing us Bosch’s softer side.
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“This book is actually part 2 of The Poet.”Kathy H wrote this review Tuesday, February 1, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The first encounter between Harry and Rachel. Connelly manages to give us three alternating POVs: Harry's in the first person, Rachel's, and the Poet's. I was captivated by this novel, which bears the traditional Connelly trademark of solving the mystery, then springing. Surprise at the very last moment.”Baroness Monique wrote this review Sunday, January 23, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Malísimo”Marco wrote this review Monday, January 17, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book turned me on to Micheal Connelly!”Barbara A wrote this review Wednesday, January 12, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No