[By Nic Lindh on Sunday, 29 February 2004]
Lost Light sees Michael Connelly at the top of his form. Harry Bosch is in retirement when he gets the opportunity to follow up on one of his old unsolved cases, taking him into an extremely well-plotted and dense mystery.
Apart from the strong plotting, much of the power of Lost Light comes from Connelly’s sympathetic and vivid characterizations, as well as from the force of Bosch’s personality. For good crime fiction, you almost have to have the obsessive lone-wolf detective who refuses to ever take the easy way out.
As good as the Harry Bosch novels have been over time, this is arguably one of the best.