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AS NIGHT FALLS, A KILLER COMES TO LIGHT…


An authentic, topical and terrifying thriller: one of Michael Connelly’s very best.’ THE TIMES

The Dark Hours is yet another superb thriller from a writer at the top of his game’
SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘Consistently excellent … The plotting is as skilful as ever, and the pacing as relentless’
MAIL ON SUNDAY

On New Year’s Eve at the end of one of the hardest years in history, hundreds of revellers shoot their guns into the air in time-honoured LA tradition. But as the rain of lead comes down, a man is shot dead in the middle of a crowded street party.

Detective Renée Ballard soon connects the bullet to an unsolved cold case last worked by legendary ex-LAPD detective Harry Bosch. As they investigate where the old and new cases connect, a new crime shatters the night shift.

The Midnight Men are a pair of violent predators who stalk the city during the dark hours, and will kill to keep their identities secret.

In a police department shaken to the core by pandemic and protests, both cases have the power to save Ballard’s belief in the job – or take everything from her…

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CRIME DOESN’T COME BETTER THAN CONNELLY.

‘One of the very best writers working today’ Sunday Telegraph

‘The pre-eminent detective novelist of his generation’ Ian Rankin

‘A superb natural storyteller’ Lee Child

‘A master’ Stephen King

‘Crime thriller writing of the highest order’ Guardian

‘America’s greatest living crime writer’ Daily Express

‘A crime writing genius’ Independent on Sunday

Reviews

Consistently excellent ... The plotting is as skilful as ever, and the pacing as relentless
Mail On Sunday
The Dark Hours is yet another superb thriller from a writer at the top of his game
Sunday Express
An authentic, topical and terrifying thriller: one of Michael Connelly's very best.
THE TIMES