The Poet by Michael Connelly

The cover of The Poet by Michael Connelly

The Poet, originally written as a stand alone novel in 2003, follows newspaper reporter, Jack McEvoy, as he investigates the murder of his twin brother. Jack’s brother’s death was originally ruled a suicide, but Jack’s investigation uncovers that it was not only a homicide, but part of of pattern of deaths, leading the FBI to start an investigation into a serial killer.

I am a big fan of Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer books, as well as the Prime series Bosch. It doesn’t hurt that Harry Bosch is played by the dreamy Titus Welliver. *swoon *

Buy I digress…..

I will admit The Poet bogged down just a bit in the middle. It was not nearly enough to make me lose interest in the book. And I’m glad I didn’t put it down. The last 100 pages or so had enough twists and turns to make me dizzy. If you figure out the ending in advance, you are much smarter than I.

I’m looking forward to reading The Scarecrow, book two featuring Jack McEvoy.

I’ll be back Wednesday with a review of Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno- Garcia

Happy Reading,


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