Dark Sacred Night - Michael Connelly

Dark Sacred Night

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2018-10-30
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4.5
From 4,250 Ratings


Harry Bosch teams up with LAPD Detective Renée Ballard to face the unsolved murder of a runaway, and the fight to bring a killer to justice.
Detective Renée Ballard is working the night beat -- known in LAPD slang as "the late show" -- and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin.
Ballard can't let him go through department records, but when he leaves, she looks into the case herself and feels a deep tug of empathy and anger. She has never been the kind of cop who leaves the job behind at the end of her shift -- and she wants in.
The murder, unsolved, was of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally killed, her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy, and to finally bring her killer to justice. Along the way, the two detectives forge a fragile trust, but this new partnership is put to the test when the case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn.
Dark Sacred Night for the first time brings together these two powerhouse detectives in a riveting story that unfolds with furious momentum. And it shows once more why "there's no doubt Connelly is a master of crime fiction" (Associated Press).


  • Great read

    By cjlindboe
    The story takes many twists and turns. Has a surprise ending
  • Not a good book.

    By jddavis0133
    This book really doesn’t merit a review.
  • Outstanding

    By JloopJ
    Connelly never disappoints, what a thrill ride. Outstanding
  • Good but too much ID politics

    By Cat mandu 2015
    As a woman, who worked in male dominated field, I don’t feel like a victim, I don’t feel that I have to constantly focus on our differences. I wish this new character would do the same. There are tons of woman haters out there, but there are just as many man haters too. One is not wrong, and the other justified. Murder is murder, it is not worse for one sex or another. Great book, but the ID politics in the news is more than enough- best to leave this one dimensional view of the world to social media & fake news.
  • Never Stop Looking - Great New Crime Team

    By Lakewaco
    The first book of more to follow. Great story of murders solved after years of trying to find the trust. Renee and Bosch are the new team and they are persistent.
  • Renee &Harry

    By Whim1954
    Perfect together. Another Connelly hit. I never get tired of Harry.
  • Dark sacred night

    By queenlomi
    I enjoyed it thoroughly and thought the mix of Bosch and Ballard very good
  • VERY Disappointed

    By RajaDafozy
    This should have been advertised as a Ballard novel......Bosch was just passing thru....definitely not up to snuff...if you are a Harry Bosch fan I wouldn’t recommend.
  • Phoned it In

    By DenverTwin
    I own almost every book Michael Connelly has ever written. I was so very disappointed with this one. Neither character drew me in. Bosch doesn’t feel like the same character anymore. Ballard’s blatant disregard for her own safety just doesn’t cut it. It was like Connelly had forgotten all police procedures he has written over the past two decades. Overall, the book was choppy. Maybe he’s too busy on the set of Bosch. Either way, it feels like he just phoned this one in without filling out the characters. I hope the next one is better.
  • Detective Ballard Returns!

    By KimRN30
    Welcome back, Renee! Another great one!