The Lincoln Lawyer
By Michael Connelly (Little, Brown & Co., 2005)
Adult Fiction [Fic Conne]
Reviewed by: Angy
I used to think that I didn’t like pop fiction, but I’m slowly changing my mind. This book was almost impossible to put down. I was pulled in by the premise of a lawyer who uses his car as his office (and the movie starring Matthew McConaughey), but this book is far more than a quirky, kitschy tale. It’s a hard-hitting thriller that begins when lawyer Mickey Haller accepts a case to defend Louis Roulet against the charge of murder.
At first, Haller thinks he’s hit it big – Roulet is far richer than his normal clientele, but as he digs deeper into the case, Haller notices a few similarities to another case he worked, and he’s beginning to think that he wasn’t chosen to represent Roulet solely based on his reputation or resume.
Since the book is 6 years old, I’m guessing most fans of Connelly have already read this book, but I highly recommend it to mystery and thriller fans, as well as anyone who enjoyed the movie (although I haven’t seen it yet).
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