The Gods of Guilt

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Little, Brown, Dec 2, 2013 - Fiction - 400 pages
1137 Reviews

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. The Gods of Guilt shows once again why "Michael Connelly excels, easily surpassing John Grisham in the building of courtroom suspense" (Los Angeles Times).

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The premise is intriguing, as is the storytelling. - Goodreads
A bit of an abrupt ending, but still a solid thriller. - Goodreads
Plot & pacing were near perfect and a pleasure to read. - Goodreads
Great court case - a real page turner. - Goodreads
mundane courtroom banter and extremely dull - Goodreads
I just love Michael Connelly and his writing style. - Goodreads

Review: The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller #5)

User Review  - Ruth Turner - Goodreads

Audiobook - Narrated by Peter Giles - Just an ok narration. Peter Giles has a wonderful voice, but I found his narration of The Gods of Guilt to be slightly irritating. The dialogue sounded rehearsed ... Read full review

Review: The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller #5)

User Review  - Kathie - Goodreads

Couldn't get through it. Must have moved on from this genre. Read full review

About the author (2013)

Michael Connelly is the author of twenty-five previous novels including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Black Box, The Drop, The Fifth Witness, The Reversal, The Scarecrow, The Brass Verdict, and The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the bestselling Harry Bosch series of novels. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He spends his time in California and Florida.

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