One sign of having a major depression is not being able to finish a Michael Connelly mystery in four sittings or less. My apologies then to the fans of this site for being late on the review of the twentieth Harry Bosch novel Two Kinds of Truth which features Lincoln lawyer Mickey Haller. But you already know: It's a Connelly so of course it's great.
Two Kinds of Truth refers to many things in this novel. One is what the evidence says versus what the story is. This applies to two of the plots in this mystery. In one Bosch is accused of falsifying evidence to convict a man some twenty years ago and all the evidence seems to prove he did even if he did not. Revealing the other would be a spoiler.
Another plot line has Bosch going undercover to find out who killed a young pharmacist and his father. The father was caught up in the drug trade, his son objected, and they both paid the price. Oddly enough, although this is not the main plot line of Michael Connelly's novel, it is the one that packs the most action.
It is nice to see Bosch, Haller, and Haller's sidekick Cisco together again but storm clouds may be brewing within this trio.
This reader was pleased to see that Connelly has taken the habit of having Bosch have a good night's sleep once in a while as it prompts the reader to do so too. In earlier novels you dared not go to sleep if Bosh was still awake for fear of missing something.
Other Michael Connelly Reviews
Crime Beat: An interesting read for true crime fans.
The Lincoln Lawyer Audio Book Version: An excellent departure for mystery writer Michael Connelly
Echo Park: The best Michael Connelly mystery to date and that is saying a lot.
The Concrete Blonde: This third Harry Bosch mystery is solid.
The Overlook: Yet another great Harry Bosch mystery
The Overlook - Another Review: The usual solid and captivating mystery by a master.
The Brass Verdict - October 2008: A lawyer s murder brings Harry Bosch and Lincoln lawyer Mickey Haller together.
The Brass Verdict - A Mickey Haller / Harry Bosch Mystery: 20th Connelly mystery brings Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch together with a bang (from a revolver)
The Black Ice - A Harry Bosch Mystery: Second in the series. Brilliant, of course.
The Scarecrow: Jack McEvoy of The Poet is back in yet another excellent Connelly mystery.
Nine Dragons - A Harry Bosch Mystery: The lesser Harry Bosch mystery.
The Reversal - October 2010: Detective Harry Bosh, Mickey Haller, and their exes on the same case.
The Fifth Witness - April 2011: A solid (of course) Mickey Haller mystery
The Fifth Witness - J. Curran Review - April 2011: Third Mickey Haller mystery. This reviewer was not as impressed as the other one was.
The Drop - J. Curran review: Although not one of Connelly’s mind blowers from start to finish, The Drop is definitely a good solid read.
The Drop - A Harry Bosch Mystery: Decent enough Connelly but not up to usual standards
Blood Work Blu-ray: Excellent movie adaptation of Connelly novel
The Black Box - A Harry Bosch mystery: This time Bosch investigates a case dating back to the L.A. riots. Good but not great.
The Gods of Guilt - Mickey Haller Novel: The Lincoln Lawyer takes a case that propels him along a journey to face the demons of his past and present.
The Burning Room: You simply cannot put it down.
The Crossing - A Harry Bosch Novel: The Crossing, the twenty-second Harry Bosch, represents a major change in the life of Connelly s foremost character.
The Wrong Side of Goodbye - A Harry Bosch Novel: Harry Bosch is hired by a billionaire to find out if he has an heir and also works for the San Fernandino PD and discovers there is a serial rapist on the loose. This being a Michael Connelly mystery it is of course excellent.
The Late Show - A Renee Ballard Mystery: There is a new kid in town. Dog lover, and surfer by day, Detective Renee Ballard is a tough, tenacious, no-nonsense loner who works the late shift in Hollywood. Due to unsubstantiated accusations thrown at a superior officer, she is not exactly on the warm and fuzzy list of her fellow officers. With limited trust running both ways, her investigations are often solo.