Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The Reversal

Book: The Reversal
Series: Mickey Haller #3
Author: Michael Connelly

Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, new DNA evidence means convicted killer Jason Jessup has been granted another trial. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger. Opposing them is Jessup, now out on bail, a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media, and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years.

With the odds and the evidence against them, Bosch and Haller must nail a sadistic killer once and for all. If Bosch is sure of anything, it is that Jason Jessup plans to kill again.-Goodreads

Review: When a child murderer's conviction is overturned due to DNA, Mickey agrees to re-prosecute the case. If he secures a guilty verdict, his ex-wife Maggie will be promoted to a new division. It was interesting seeing Mickey on the other side of the aisle. I will say I never fully understood why he was so convinced Jason Jessup (the man he was prosecuting) was guilty based on the evidence he was privy to when he took the case. I loved Mickey and Maggie's interactions as well as Mickey and Bosch. Overall, solid book in the series. 

Grade: 3.5/5 

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