The Fifth Witness
by Jim Menick, Executive Editor, Reader's Digest Select Editions
The new case for Mickey Haller, also known as the “Lincoln lawyer” for his maverick ways, involves a woman accused of murdering a mortgage banker. Reviews call the book a legal thriller, but honestly it’s more of a legal procedural, just like Connelly’s Detective Harry Bosch books are police procedurals. Connelly gets into Haller’s brain and details every twist and turn of the trial and how the law works, and that’s the joy of it. With his straight-ahead style that seems so effortless, he pulls you in completely from the very beginning. Engaging characters, great storytelling, and a worthy addition to the Connelly bookshelf.