Last week I picked up the most recent novel by Michael Connelly. Though I had never read one of his books, his name did ring a bell. (I suspect I had read a teaser from one of his novels on a blog post linked to Teaser Tuesdays.) The thriller, The Black Box, appealed to me as I was in the mood for some fast-paced writing. The story did not disappoint as it was action-packed from end to finish.
The teaser I have chosen makes reference to the murder victim in the case Bosch, the protagonist, is working on in the story.
“Maybe it was the accompaniment of Art Pepper’s soulful saxophone, but as he painstakingly translated and read the stories and looked at the pictures, Bosch felt that he somehow grew closer to Anneke Jesperson. Across twenty years she reached forward with her work and tugged at him, and this made his resolve stronger. Twenty years earlier he had apologized to her. This time he promised her. He would find out who took everything away from her.” (p. 206, Hachette Book Group, 2012)
If you enjoy reading well written detective stories, then this tale is for you.
What are you reading this week?
(This post was inspired by Miz. B’s Teaser Tuesdays)
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013