The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

About the book

They’re called Lincoln Lawyers: the bottom of the legal food chain, the criminal defence attorneys who operate out of the back of a Lincoln Town Car, taking whatever cases the system throws in their path. Mickey Haller has been in the business a long time, and he knows just how to work it. When a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Haller has his first high-paying client in years. The evidence mounts on the defence’s side, and Haller might even be in the rare position of defending a client who is actually innocent. But when his case starts to fall apart and neither the suspect nor the victim are quite who they seem, Haller quickly discovers that when you swim with the sharks, it’s easy to wind up as prey.

Reviewed by Wallington Village Reading Group:

Big book, does Connelly have a formula? Not as fascinating as Chandler. Don’t feel for Connelly’s characters, no empathy. Book very American, almost need a glossary of American legal terms e.g. bail bondsman. Plot – lots of twists, couldn’t put it down. Had to keep on reading. Wanted to read to the end. Kept me guessing. Well constructed good read, enjoyable.

Star rating:***

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2 thoughts on “The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly”

  1. Generally well received; well written, cleverly organised plot which created tension and kept the reader guessing to the end. An easy read and enjoyed by six out of seven in the group.
    4 stars ****

  2. Review by Lymington WI Book Club
    Our book group thoroughlt enjoyed it and found it very gripping with an unexpected ending.
    Star rating: ****

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