Sunday, November 29, 2020

The Late Show

Book: The Late Show
Series: Renee Ballard #1
Author: Michael Connelly

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.

But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her own partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the cases entwine they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job no matter what the department throws at her.-Goodreads

Review: After filing a sexual harassment complaint against her supervisor, Renee Ballard is working the night shift in the NYPD Hollywood division. She loves to surf, loves her dog and is dedicated to her job. This is the first book in a new series by Michael Connelly and I really liked it. Renee is a strong, no holds bar, female lead who is smart and hardworking. What I also enjoyed about this book is Renee works two separate cases that aren't related, it was refreshing to have different cases to follow. 

Grade: 4/5 

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