The Poet - Michael Connelly

The Poet

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2003-04-29
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,110 Ratings

Description

FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HARRY BOSCH AND LINCOLN LAWYER SERIES

An electrifying standalone thriller that breaks all the rules! With an introduction by Stephen King.

Death is reporter Jack McEvoy's beat: his calling, his obsession. But this time, death brings McEvoy the story he never wanted to write--and the mystery he desperately needs to solve. A serial killer of unprecedented savagery and cunning is at large. His targets: homicide cops, each haunted by a murder case he couldn't crack. The killer's calling card: a quotation from the works of Edgar Allan Poe. His latest victim is McEvoy's own brother. And his last...may be McEvoy himself.

Reviews

  • Excellent Book

    5
    By Snldon
    I could not put the book down. So much going on !! Very well written!
  • Favorite Connelly So Far

    5
    By Scott_A_Miller
    5 Stars. Surprisingly, this is my favorite Connelly book so far. Don’t get me wrong, they have all been pretty great so far but this one stands out. It also makes me realize how late to the Bosch Universe party that I am. The entire cast of characters were remarkable. The mystery had me completely fooled. King was right, the evil was horrific. It was a thriller that didn’t have the requisite unbelievable escapes, they all made sense. What a read. If you haven’t, read it when you’re finished with whatever you’re reading now. Wow.
  • Read only if you truly love horror

    2
    By JLeavesley29
    Terrible story.
  • The Poet

    3
    By brooksea
    Lousy ending
  • This wasn’t my favorite Michael Connelly

    5
    By jddavis0133
    Book.
  • Very Good Read

    5
    By Bahenry99
    Another great thriller from this Author. Highly recommended.
  • True page turner!

    5
    By kg71
    I’m already a fan of Michael C. and reading The Poet was a true delight! The story keeps you riveted until the very end. Read it and you will see what I mean!
  • Exactly What You Want

    5
    By FlyingDevil11
    A thrilling book that is deserving of every one of the five stars I gave it. Keeps the pages turning with anxiety, excitement, and curiosity! Connelly does a good job keeping the perspectives of the character aligned and keeping your perspective aligned with where he wants it to be. Fantastic novel.
  • Keeping in Connelly style

    4
    By Ballz.b
    Though this story starts out interesting, it lags a little in the middle of the first half. That said, the ending is so twisty and unexpected that it kept me up half the night to finish it. I have enjoyed every single one of the Bosch series, Haller series and now McEvoy is not a disappointment either. This book hit every sweet spot of serial killer vibes and truly brought the element of surprise.
  • Great

    5
    By hhhgvfc
    Great book

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