The Law of Innocence - Michael Connelly

The Law of Innocence

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2020-11-10
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 5,356 Ratings



Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller is back on the job in this heart-stopping thriller from a renowned #1 New York Times bestselling author.

“One of the finest legal thrillers of the last decade” —Associated Press

On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is immediately charged with murder but can’t post the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge.
Mickey elects to represent himself and is forced to mount his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles. All the while he needs to look over his shoulder—as an officer of the court he is an instant target, and he makes few friends when he reveals a corruption plot within the jail.
But the bigger plot is the one against him. Haller knows he’s been framed, whether by a new enemy or an old one. As his trusted team, including his half-brother, Harry Bosch, investigates, Haller must use all his skills in the courtroom to counter the damning evidence against him.
Even if he can obtain a not-guilty verdict, Mickey understands that it won’t be enough. In order to be truly exonerated, he must find out who really committed the murder and why. That is the law of innocence.
In his highest stakes case yet, the Lincoln Lawyer fights for his life and proves again why he is “a worthy colleague of Atticus Finch . . . in the front of the pack in the legal thriller game” (Los Angeles Times).

A CBS The Doctors Book Club Pick
People Book of the Week Selection


  • Gripping from beginning to end

    By Mack ee
    …And a satisfying end to boot! Great job of bringing together characters from earlier books in a natural and very believable fashion. It’s a great stand-alone book, but readers of the earlier books in the series will have their memories tapped. The only knock on this excellent entry in the series is the suspension of disbelief required by the fact that gun shot residue is never even mentioned. Maybe he should have been at a range a couple days before the murder, but as it stands no GSR would’ve gone a long way to exonerating him, and that’s why it was never brought up. Still gets the rare five star from me for the great writing - plot, characters, development, suspense, great book!!!
  • The Law of Innocence

    By SCB234
    Enjoyed reading. Held my attention.
  • Excellent!

    By Armando Rabago
    A must read. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down.
  • Boring and politically motivated

    By Knoxhop
    A boring and rambling novel. Couldn’t finish it. Politically slanted toward the liberal bias.
  • Great

    By sipsey wilderness
    Love the Lincoln lawyers books fantastic!
  • Great read

    By Dixie Ricks
    This one kept me on my toes. Enjoyed the book.
  • Another Haller Classic

    By Dahneeirl
    Loved every minute of this book, took me through all the emotions all the way to the very end. Connelly has done it again. Thank you!
  • Not much

    By Sisaacks
    OK pretty good mildly entertaining it might’ve been better if he could’ve just resisted that political rant in the middle of everything- I get enough of that on TV
  • Fan gone

    By LLfangone
    I was excited to hear that there was a new book in 2020. I couldn’t believe I missed it, but then again, it was 2020. However, after reading reviews, I have decided not to purchase. Many of the reviews say that Connelly intertwines his political views into the storyline. I don’t care what side of the fence you’re on, keep it out of the entertainment. We want to read a story, not hear opinions or read insults to others. You lost a fan MC.
  • Gratuitous

    By O'Seay
    The story was pretty good and I am a LL fan. However, the gratuitous references to Trump and Trump supporters were unnecessary and took away from the story. Also, does no one go to church or have any morals?