The Law Of Innocence Reviews

  • Waterstones – Best Books of 2020
  • Amazon – Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2020
  • The Times – Book Of The Month
  • Audiofile Magazine’s Best Audiobooks Of 2020

“A virtuoso performance even by Connelly’s high standards.”
– Kirkus * Starred Review *

“Connelly’s novels have long been distinguished by his mastery of the complexities of the justice system including an ability to get police and courtroom procedures exactly right. Combine this with a cast of well-drawn characters, writing as precise as a Patek Philippe watch, and a propulsive plot, and the result is one of the finest legal thrillers of the last decade.”
– Bruce DeSilva, Associated Press

“In The Law of Innocence, Michael Connelly brilliantly captures the desperation of a lawyer-turned-defendant facing a long stretch in a prison full of people with scores to settle. Narration in the first person, showing a canny legal mind working furiously to hit on the right legal play, calibrates the suspense to an unbearable, read-in-one-sitting level.”
—Amazon Book Review, An Amazon Best Book of November 2020

“If you’re not already addicted to Mickey, his ex-wives and his brilliant half brother, investigator Harry Bosch, this perfectly constructed legal thriller will get you there.”
– People Magazine, Book of the Week

“another pulsating legal thriller from a master of hard-boiled crime fiction.”
– Waterstones, Best Books of 2020

“Connelly’s latest novel demonstrates why I say he’s the GOAT (“Greatest of All Time”) of police and legal procedural thrillers.

“in another dazzling courtroom performance.”
– Janet Maslin, New York Times

“As always, Connelly does a splendid job with both the courtroom drama and the suspenseful, often dangerous process behind it.”
– Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times

“electrifying legal thriller”
– Crime Monthly Magazine

“Intelligently plotted, “The Law of Innocence” again proves Connelly is a master storyteller.”
– Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun Sentinel

“This is a supremely intelligent, well-paced courtroom thriller by a modern master.”
– Publishers Weekly * Starred Review *

“grabs you on the very first page and doesn’t let go until the final, last-minute, twist. Bravo maestro!”
– The Times UK, Book Of The Month

“In his Haller novels, Connelly has always displayed great ability to write courtroom scenes, combining thrust-and-parry exchanges between defense and prosecution with a look at the personal motives driving all the players (including the judge). He does all that here, too, but the extended focus on the pretrial discovery process, with Bosch and investigator Cisco Wojciechowski doing the legwork while Haller sits in jail, gives the novel a double-barreled appeal. This is a fine legal thriller and a revealing character study, as we watch Haller lose a little bluster at the prospect of life behind bars”
– Bill Ott, * Booklist Starred Review *

“The arguments are brilliantly plotted, and the action is wholly compelling. For those who love courtroom thrillers, The Law of Innocence delivers!”

“Nobody writing today has more range than Michael Connelly, who is in top form here, delivering not only the best legal thriller of the year, but perhaps the best legal thriller to hit bookstores in the last decade. …Connelly treats readers to a deliciously suspenseful, twisting, unputdownable thriller that begs to be read in a single sitting. …Masterfully plotted and impossible to put down, Law of Innocence is everything readers have come to expect from Michael Connelly, a once-in-a-lifetime talent who continues to show why he’s one of the greatest writers the genre has ever known.”
– The Real Book Spy

“a tightly crafted thriller, with some nice crossover flair to boot.”
– CrimeReads, Most Anticipated Books For Fall

“Michael Connelly, the unequivocal master of the police procedural, again proves himself the master of the legal thriller, too. Grisham and Turow might do it more often — but nobody does it better.”
– Simon McDonald, Potts Point Bookshop