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Waiting for Dark Sacred Night

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For as long as I can remember, Michael Connelly has been telling the story of LAPD detective Harry Bosch. Doing things his own way and fending for himself, he tries to uncover the truth behind every case he works. In Connelly's previous novel, The Late Show, he introduces Renee Ballard, an LAPD detective who is given the night beat as punishment for challenging the status que. In his newest thriller, Dark Sacred Night, Connelly puts Bosch and Ballard together to try and solve a brutal cold case that tests this new partnership.

If you like the cold case aspect of Connelly’s, a good book to try while you wait is The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen. Adler-Olsen is one of Denmark’s top crime writers and this book surely delivers on that promise. His twisting narratives and thrilling ending will make you wonder what took so long for Adler-Olsen’s works to get to America.

Two other imports to America which will surely keep you up at night are The Devotion X by Keigo Higashino and The Blackhouse by Peter May. In Devotion X, a next door neighbor tries to help Yasuko murder her husband and create the perfect alibi. However, when police begin to investigate, it becomes clear that the neighbor may have had ulterior motives when helping Yasuko. In The Blackhouse you follow Fin Macleod as he wrestles with his own demons as he looks for the murderer of two people.

Lastly, how can you go wrong with John Sandford? If you like your thrillers blood soaked and hard-boiled then Rules of Prey is just right for you. Minneapolis police Lieutenant Davenport is brought on to catch ‘mad dog.’ A psychopathic woman-slayer tempting the police with each new victim.