le 4 décembre 2002
Et oui, en tant que fan de la série, c'est toujours la même chose : après avoir dévoré les 400 pages d'une intrigue toujours plus détaillée et réaliste, on n'a plus qu'à patienter pour la suite. Le héros Harry Bosch est toujours aussi humain, tourmenté et faillible, face aux multiples chausse-trappes qui parsèment sa route... Ce bouquin est sans conteste un des tous meilleurs de Connelly!
le 30 septembre 2004
A thriller, one more some would say. For sure, but what is the interest of this one ? It reveals LA and Hollywood under an X-raying light. All those small details we see everyday and that have no meaningful depth on the instant, become significant in this particular homicide case. The bones of the victim and their suffering. A backpack with nearly nothing in it. A skateboard that is yet another skateboard and yet it is encrypted with meaningful details that start shining like morning stars with the investigation. A father who is thought to be abusing his son and it is all wrong, a preconceived idea. A sister who is supposed to be crystal clean since she tipped the police about the case and turns out to be another victim. A reformed childmolester who is forced into suicide by the media unprofessionally tipped by a police leak. And a gruesome end that smells like frontier justice and vengeance against a criminal who really had no chance and luck in life, even if the book does not ponder enough on the fatality that befalls some individuals in our society. There cannot be any such thing as a born criminal. But there sure are some circumstances that can become particularly oppressive and lead to the worst situations imaginable.
Dr Jacques COULARDEAU