The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly audiobook

The Dark Hours: A Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel

By Michael Connelly
Read by Christine Lakin  and Titus Welliver

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316485647

The Renée Ballard Series: Book 4


Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549107696

  • ISBN: 9781668602942

  • ISBN: 9781668602959

Runtime: 11.08 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English



Finalist for the Barry Award for Best Mystery/Crime Novel

A New York Times bestseller

A New York Times Bestseller in Audio

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year

A South Florida Sun Sentinel Pick of Best of the Year

A Barnes & Noble bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

Wall Street Journal and South Florida Sun-Sentinel Best Book of the Year

“A masterpiece”—LAPD detective Renée Ballard must join forces with Harry Bosch to find justice in a city scarred by fear and social unrest after a methodical killer strikes on New Year’s Eve (Publishers Weekly).

There’s chaos in Hollywood at the end of the New Year’s Eve countdown. Working her graveyard shift, LAPD detective Renée Ballard waits out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revelers shoot their guns into the air. Only minutes after midnight, Ballard is called to a scene where a hardworking auto shop owner has been fatally hit by a bullet in the middle of a crowded street party.
Ballard quickly determines that the deadly bullet could not have fallen from the sky and that it is linked to another unsolved murder—a case at one time worked by Detective Harry Bosch. At the same time, Ballard hunts a fiendish pair of serial rapists, the Midnight Men, who have been terrorizing women and leaving no trace.
Determined to solve both cases, Ballard feels like she is constantly running uphill in a police department indelibly changed by the pandemic and recent social unrest. It is a department so hampered by inertia and low morale that Ballard must go outside to the one detective she can count on: Harry Bosch. But as the two inexorable detectives work together to find out where old and new cases intersect, they must constantly look over their shoulders. The brutal predators they are tracking are ready to kill to keep their secrets hidden.
Unfolding with unstoppable drive and nail-biting intrigue, The Dark Hours shows that “relentless on their own, Ballard’s and Bosch’s combined skills…could be combustible” (Los Angeles Times).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of this month’s best thrillers.” Washington Post
“Outstanding… Connelly is the most consistently superior living crime fiction author. The Dark Hours just reinforces that.” South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“A masterpiece.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Listeners once again enjoy the talented partnership of author Michael Connelly and narrators Christine Lakin and Titus Welliver…This is a compelling listen with a gritty portrayal of the current social environment. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“The fourth Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch novel is the best yet…Ballard has evolved into one of crime fiction's richest, most complex characters.” Booklist (starred review)
“As usual in this stellar series, the path to the last act is paved with false leads, interdepartmental squabbles, and personal betrayals.” Kirkus Reviews
One of this month’s best thrillers… Ballard and Bosch are a great combination as they work in and around a police force that Ballard believes too often aims to ‘protect and serve the image instead of the citizens.’ Richard Lipez, Washington Post
A thoroughly engrossing procedural… The Dark Hours offers plenty of shocking scenes and clever surprises. Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal
Outstanding… Connelly is the most consistently superior living crime fiction author. The Dark Hours just reinforces that. Oline H. Cogdill, South Florida Sun Sentinel
Extraordinary… [Connelly] is one of the best in the business at writing about investigations and creating intense suspense, but the relationship between Ballard and Bosch—a professional friendship that grows out of two brilliant minds dedicated to the same difficult but important work—is the cherry on top. Collette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times
Connelly is sharp as ever... his stories always manage to explore another piece of the city’s soul. Crimereads
A masterpiece… Meticulous about actual police procedure, Connelly makes the fundamentals of detective work engrossing while providing plenty of suspense and action. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The fourth Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch novel is the best yet… Ballard has evolved into one of crime fiction's richest, most complex characters. Bill Ott, Booklist (starred review)
Stellar… no one who follows Ballard and Bosch to the end will be disappointed. A bracing test of the maxim that “the department always comes first. The department always wins. Kirkus Reviews




Author Bio: Michael Connelly

Author Bio: Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly, author of suspense thriller and detective mysteries, has written several #1 New York Times bestsellers and numerous titles that made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. He has won most every award given in the mystery and thriller genres, including the Anthony Award for Best Novel and the Barry Award for Best Novel. He is a former newspaper reporter who also won numerous awards for his journalism.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English