Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly

The Gods of GuiltThe Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly ; Narrated by Peter Giles

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Published: December 2, 2013 by Hachette Audio

Series: Mickey Haller, Book 5

Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins

Format: Audiobook; Unabridged

I’m a fan of Michael Connelly. And I’ve loved the Mickey Haller series since I read the Lincoln Lawyer. This is one of those books that I prefer the audiobook version. I enjoy Peter Giles’ narration.

Defense attorney Mickey Haller returns with a haunting case in the gripping new thriller from number-one New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly.

Mickey Haller gets the text, “Call me ASAP – 187,” and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.

When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.

With all of the negative news surrounding the Washington DC police and fire departments, this book hits close to home for me. Police corruption is in full effect here and so believeable (unfortunately). I could absolutely see how individual members of the police department along with individual federal officials could conspire to have some one (people) killed. It happens all the time…says my inner conspiracy theorist. And Michael Connelly feeds my inner conspiracy theorist.

For you Michael Connelly fans, this is one you’re sure to enjoy.

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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It's MondayIt’s Monday! What are you reading is hosted by Book Journey.

Last week I was finishing the homework for a required college course, Introduction to Research. Although I didn’t have to complete a research paper, I spent enough researching “what effects does fast food have on obesity in childhood?” that I could have written a paper.¬† Then with the final for the class, I didn’t spend much time reading or in front of a computer. But I’m pleased to say that I’m certain that I earned¬† an A in the class. (Yay!) So I’m still reading most of my books from last week.

The Gods of GuiltThis week I’m reading The Gods of Guilt book by Michael Connelly that I always enjoy as an audio book.

Summary: Defense attorney Mickey Haller returns with a haunting case in the gripping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Mickey Haller gets the text, “Call me ASAP – 187,” and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt.

While Beauty SleptI’m also reading a book, While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell, that I saw reviewed on another blog. It piqued my curiosity so I borrowed the book from my local library. I hope I enjoy it as much as she did.

Summary: A beautiful princess lies in a sleep so deep it is close to death. Was Sleeping Beauty revived by a prince’s kiss? What really happened in that tower so long ago?

While Beauty Slept re-imagines the legend through the lens of historical fiction, telling the story as if it really happened. A Gothic tale of suspense and ambition, love and loss, it interweaves the story of a royal family and the servants who see behind the glamorous facade, following the journey of a young woman as she lives out a destiny that leads her to the brink of death.

I’m almost finished reading both books and should be posting their reviews later in the week.

What are you reading this week? Thanks for reading with me.