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Review & Giveaway: 43. The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly...

April 1, 2011
If you've read Michael Connelly's The Lincoln Lawyer, then you've been introduced to Mickey Haller. And if you've seen the movie, then you will not be able to picture anyone other than Matthew McConaughey as Mickey. Or if you're like me, you haven't seen it yet, but still pictured Matthew as Mickey throughout the entirety of The Fifth Witness, drawl and all...

the fifth witnessTitle: The Fifth Witness (Mickey Haller #4)
Author: Michael Connelly
ISBN-13: 9780316069359
ARC: 421 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company, 2011
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Hachette Book Group

drey's thoughts:
I didn't know that The Fifth Witness was the fourth Mickey Haller novel--where've I been? And just in case you didn't know either, The Brass Verdict (2008) and The Reversal (2010) featured both Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch. I'm going to add them to my to-read list...

Anyway, back to Mickey. He's branched out into foreclosures, and has more clients than he knows what to do with, so there's a new face in the firm--fresh out of law school. When one of his foreclosure clients is arrested on charges of murdering a bank executive, Mickey agrees to defend her. Then, because you just know that things can't quite be that easy, he uncovers a trail that to mob ties that could have set her on the path to being framed.

I still like Mickey. He's trying to juggle the demands of the trial with mending fences with his ex-wife & daughter, and he's not doing too badly at it either. And no, picturing Matthew as Mickey didn't hurt that in the least. *wink* But back to the book. The storyline flows quickly, as does the plot. There are a few twists, but nothing crazy or far out in left field, just the usual legal-thriller innocent-or-guilty stuff... And I finally figured out what the title refers to. *grin*

drey's rating: 4/5 Excellent: Loved this legal thriller (and no, it wasn't all 'cuz of Matthew!)--pick it up if that's your thing. It's fit equally well as a beach read as a curl-up-in-blankets read...

Have you read The Fifth Witness? What did you think? And if you haven't, here's your chance...

Giveaway!
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have one copy of The Fifth Witness for you, if you live in the US or Canada (no PO Boxes, please)! To enter, comment with your email address and tell us if you've read any of Michael Connelly's Mickey Haller books (or any of Michael Connelly's books). That's it. Do it before 6pm CST April 14th. Good luck!

17 comments:

DarcyO said...

I've read The Lincoln Lawyer. Thanks for the great giveaway!

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

holdenj said...

I have the Lincoln Lawyer right on the end table! I have read several Bosch books and have really liked them. Thanks!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

PoCoKat said...

Would love to win this book! I read The Reversal and it was so good!

pocokat AT gmail DOT com

carolsnotebook said...

I haven't read any of the Mickey Haller series, but I did read Connelly's The Black Echo earlier this month and really enjoyed it.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Carol N Wong said...

I have read 'Echo Park', 'Black Ice', 'The Concrete Blonde', and 'The Last Coyote'. My favorite of them is "Black Ice". I am a big fan of Michael Connelly.

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

chey said...

I haven't read any of Michael Connelly's books. This one sounds great!
chey127 at hotmail dot com

traveler said...

I have a a few of the Harry Bosch books which were great. thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Tore said...

I have never read of Michael Connelly's books but I would like to. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

bermudaonion said...

I can't wait to continue with Mickey's story and have to admit that I pictured him looking like Matthew the whole time I read The Lincoln Lawyer. No need to enter me.

Priya said...

I haven't read any, but I just recently won the Lincoln Lawyer so that should be coming soon! =] Please enter me!

swaid124(at)gmail(dot)com

rubynreba said...

The only one of his books that I have read is Brass Verdict. I enjoyed this very much.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Margie said...

I read The Lincoln Lawyer and loved it. My husband is a real Connelly fan and has read all of his books.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Carol M said...

I haven't read any of his books yet. I've heard that they are really good and I'd love to read this one! Thank you!
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Anita Yancey said...

I have read some of Michael Connelly's books, but none of the Mickey Haller ones. This one sounds good though. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Janice said...

Too bad I can't join this giveaway. Well, I am just wishing luck to all who have joined.

mrsshukra said...

Have not read Michael Connelly but heard excellent reviews for The Fifth Witness!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

mamabunny13 said...

I have not read any of Michael Connelly's Mickey Haller books but I would love to!
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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