The Wrong Side of Goodbye
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The Wrong Side of Goodbye



Notable Book of 2016 --Washington Post

Detective Harry Bosch must track down someone who may never have existed in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.

Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from thirty years with the LAPD speak for themselves.

Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it?

Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the dying magnate hires Bosch, the only person he can trust. With such a vast fortune at stake, Harry realizes that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he's seeking. But as he begins to uncover the haunting story--and finds uncanny links to his own past--he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.

At the same time, unable to leave cop work behind completely, he volunteers as an investigator for a tiny cash-strapped police department and finds himself tracking a serial rapist who is one of the most baffling and dangerous foes he has ever faced.

Swift, unpredictable, and thrilling, The Wrong Side of Goodbye shows that Michael Connelly "continues to amaze with his consistent skill and sizzle" (Cleveland Plain Dealer).

Title:The Wrong Side of Goodbye
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:388 pages

    The Wrong Side of Goodbye Reviews

  • Andrew Smith
    Nov 09, 2016

    I don’t think Connelly is the most literary crime fiction scribbler out there – in my view that honour goes to either James Lee Burke or Ian Rankin – but I do think he may just be the best story...

  • Mary Beth
    Jan 05, 2017

    This is the 21st book in the Harry Bosch Series. I just really love this series and now I have to wait patiently for the next book.Bosch is now retired from the Los Angles police department where he ...

  • Judy Collins
    Dec 05, 2016

    Detective Harry Bosch is back at his "best" in Michael Connelly’s latest, THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE, delving into two story strands, both public and private with #21. Some new life directions for...

  • Carol -  Reading Writing and Riesling
    Oct 31, 2016

    Brilliant- always!My View:Michael Connelly never disappoints! Harry Bosch is one of my favourite characters- I have loved learning his history, following his career, his relationships and seeing his d...

  • Karyn Niedert
    Oct 02, 2016

    “The Wrong Side of Goodbye”, coming out November 1, is Michael Connelly’s latest offering in the Harry Bosch series. I was fortunate to receive an ARC through Edelweiss and Little, Brown and Com...

  • Jeanette
    Dec 01, 2016

    This wasn't a book I could fly through. And for me the driving and street directional L.A. copy went over the top- but that's in nearly every Bosch unless he gets a plane out for a day or two.But othe...

  • Brenda
    Nov 10, 2016

    Harry Bosch is one of my favorite characters, and it was great to read this newest adventure.Harry is managing two investigations. As a part time officer with the San Fernando Police Department, he's ...

  • Craig Sisterson
    Sep 17, 2016

    Terrific to be riding with Harry Bosch again. Another absorbing adventure where the detective and author showcase their experience, knowledge, and love for Los Angeles - even in the midst of some terr...

  • Carol
    Dec 06, 2016

    The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael ConnellyHarry Bosch series Book #214,5'sFrom The Book:Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and...

  • Sandy
    Nov 10, 2016

    4.5 stars When you read a series that has been running as long as this one, it’s inevitable you’ll enjoy some more than others. This one is a keeper.Harry Bosch is “retired”. After being shove...

About Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads' database with this name. See this thread for more information. Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing — a curriculum in which one of his teache