Michael Connelly, the author of the bestselling novels, The Lincoln Lawyer and The Fifth Witness, hit the Kindle Million club recently. Connelly joins Suzanne Collins, Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, and Lee Child.
Connelly is known for exciting legal thrillers, and two of his books have been made into movies. The Lincoln Lawyer is out in theaters this summer. Mickey Haller is a criminal defense attorney who takes all sorts of cases. The term “Lincoln Lawyer” refers to the fact that Haller basically operates out of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling to clients all over.
Haller’s cases are not too high risk, until he takes the case of a playboy accused of attacking a woman in a bar. On the outset, this case doesn’t sound too complicated, until someone close to Haller is murdered. Connelly takes the reader on many twists and turns as Haller fights for his life while representing his client.
“What I loved about The Lincoln Lawyer is Connelly’s ability to keep you guessing and leading into some nice cliffhangers at the end of chapters, where we learn something critical to the plot. This really makes his book a page turner. I admit that it was fairly easy reading, very simplistic prose that won’t wow you or give you literary goose bumps. Still, as a thriller and mystery The Lincoln Lawyer succeeds in keeping you on your seat wanting to see how events will be resolved, as Haller attempts to seek justice while not raising suspicion.”
Connelly’s latest book, The Fifth Witness, doesn’t seem to contain the usual edge that other Connelly books have, but it still has some great reviews. This book is another Mickey Haller novel that focuses on a foreclosure case, and a client accused of murdering the banker who was responsible for taking away her house. Haller has reasons to believe that his client was set up and that there is suspicious activity surrounding the dealing.
The interesting part about The Fifth Witness to me, is that foreclosures are a large part of our lives now with the flailing economy, so in a way, readers can relate. Although, I would hope that people would not be taking such extreme measures and killing their bankers like in this book!