Thursday, December 31, 2020

Gods of Guilt

Book: Gods of Guilt
Series: Mickey Haller #5
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.-Goodreads

Review: Book 5 in the Mickey Haller series! This book definitely took a turn I wasn't expecting. At the conclusion of the previous book, Mickey was in a great place with his ex-Maggie and their daughter. He also announced he was running for District Attorney. I wasn't sure where Connelly would go with this as obviously, Mickey is a defense attorney through and through. So when this picks up, Mickey has lost his bid for DA and on the outs with Maggie and Hailey. He's also off the wagon. I was frustrated about the situation with Maggie and Hailey but could understand where Hailey was coming from. Mickey's personal issues aside, the case in this book was very interesting to me. Mickey is defending a digital pimp who was surprisingly a sympathetic (and dare I say, likable) character. People bored by courtroom scenes may be a tad bored with this but I found it really interesting. 

Grade: 4/5

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