The Wrong Side of Goodbye (Harry Bosch Series #19)

The Wrong Side of Goodbye (Harry Bosch Series #19)

by Michael Connelly


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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, California's newest private investigator, Detective Harry Bosch, must track down a missing heir while helping a police department connect the dots on a dangerous cold case.

Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from thirty years with the LAPD speak for themselves.

Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it?

Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the dying magnate hires Bosch, the only person he can trust. With such a vast fortune at stake, Harry realizes that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he's seeking. But as he begins to uncover the haunting story—and finds uncanny links to his own past—he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.

Swift, unpredictable, and thrilling, The Wrong Side of Goodbye shows that Michael Connelly "continues to amaze with his consistent skill and sizzle" (Cleveland Plain Dealer).


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455524211
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Series: Harry Bosch Series , #19
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 65,798
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Michael Connelly is the author of twenty-eight previous novels, including #1 New York Times bestsellers The Crossing and The Burning Room. His books, which include the Harry Bosch series and Lincoln Lawyer series, have sold more than sixty million copies worldwide. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. He spends his time in California and Florida.


Sarasota, Florida

Date of Birth:

July 21, 1956

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


B.A. in Journalism, University of Florida, 1980

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The Wrong Side of Goodbye 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 78 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dang, I'm bummed that I finished the book, it was that good. Love the 2 stories aspect. Kept it moving and fresh. Fun having Haller in there too. I also liked that Maddie wasn't a central character, just a realistic small role. Dang, now I have to wait for Mr. Connelly's next book... this one was great fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ignore any negative reviews you read about this book; it's great as usual
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vintage Bosch. Very enjoyable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a difficult time putting this book down! Keep up the great writing, Michael!! You are truly gifted. I hope to continue reading more Bosch novels!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me interested throughout. Typical Harry Bosch, fast paced and full of twists and turns. Five stars for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is one of my top 5 favorite Harry Bosch Stories yet. ......RADARONE.....11-03-2016.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hate for the book to end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites in the Bosch series. Both story lines were fully engrossing but still managed to come together in a way that made sense. Good twists and turns in the story that kept me guessing and hopeful that the good guys would come out on top!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. LA is accurately described. Felt like I was on a ride a long with Harry. You will enjoy this book very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So happy with this book. Much better than last couple years.This is the Bosch i fell in love with. Such a great extention of his character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of this series, and it's still nice to hear about what Harry's up to.. But it's pretty boilerplate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the vietnam experience
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His best story of Harry Bosch to date. The multiple story lines worked incredibly well together. The personal story he finally tells his daughter ties the book together. Wish there was another to read right now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this a few weeks ago and forgot to do a review. Correcting that error. Couldnt wait to read it. Could hardly put it down Enjoy! Excellent again! Kat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had my attention from first page to last
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More Harry Bosch Please. Great Read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Damn good reading. Look forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two intriguing sub-plots, each filled with suspense and emotion.
Twink More than 1 year ago
The Wrong Side of Goodbye is the twenty first novel in Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series. I wondered where Connelly was going to take Harry once he left the LAPD. But once a cop, always a cop. Harry has joined the small San Fernando PD as a reserve officer. He's been working the case of The Screencutter, a serial rapist working in the area. Harry is also a private investigator now and is called to the home of a reclusive billionaire. At death's doorway, the man wants to know if he has any blood heirs. But there are those just as determined to see that none are found. Connelly has come up with two great cases, both intriguing and well plotted. We meet a whole new set of characters in the new police department. I would definitely like to see more of this group and this setting. Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer) makes an appearance as well. I quite enjoy the two characters appearing in each other's cases. This is the 21st entry, but this series has never lost it's momentum or freshness. Skillful storytelling, great characters, inventive plotting, excellent detective work and so entertaining. The Wrong Side of Goodbye was a fantastic listen. Narrator Titus Welliver has become the voice of Bosch for me - gruff, growly, tough. His interpretation of the character absolutely matches my mental image. And he also stars in the television series Bosch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is what a real writer sounds like! I have enjoyed his books for years and never been disappointed! There is no unneeded sex details anywhere, other writers ahould take note
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it. You'll be glad you did.
ThoughtsFromaPage More than 1 year ago
Michael Connelly manages a feat few authors can pull off successfully. The Wrong Side of Goodbye is the 21st book in the Harry Bosch series, and each installment further develops the Bosch character while involving him in yet another fascinating and unique crime that he has to solve. I just absolutely love this series, and The Wrong Side of Goodbye is fantastic. Bosch is now working part-time (and uncompensated) as an investigator for the tiny San Fernando Police Department. He is working his way through the department’s cold case files and is currently focused on solving the Screen Cutter rapes. As he gets close to solving the case, one of his coworkers disappears. Meanwhile, Harry has also been hired by a wealthy tycoon to determine if the old man has any heirs. Due to his wealth, there are a number of people who don’t want any potential heirs located. Between the two cases, Bosch has his hands full. Michael Connelly writes a fabulous mystery time and time again. One of my favorite parts of his stories is that he includes a number of interesting stories about the L.A. area and the other locales Harry visits. This time around a portion of the story takes place in Vietnam, and Connelly includes the show performed there in December 1969 by Bob Hope, Connie Stevens, Neil Armstrong, and a jazz saxophonist named Quentin McKinzie. I was not familiar with the details regarding this event and truly enjoyed learning about it. I also loved the way he incorporated Harry into a subsequent portion of that story. I was fascinated too to learn that tip lines create more work for police officers frequently because so many people call in trying to settle scores or payback an enemy. Who would do that?! I highly, highly recommend this book and the entire series. Anyone who reads this book is in for a wonderful treat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all of the Harry Bosch series and I have to say, this one was one of my favorites. I look forward to this being included in the televised series. I live in Santa Clarita, so it was fun having a good part of the story line focused in an area familiar to me. Keep them coming! Looking forward to the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very well written and thoughtful book. Would make an excellent movie. Very heartfelt.
micharch More than 1 year ago
Harry Bosch finds himself working part-time with the San Fernando PD and also as a PI part of the time. He is intrigued when he gets a call from an old co-worker and is asked to meet a Billionaire about some secret investigation he wants done. Bosch meets with Whitney Vance and comes away with a new project on his docket. Whitney wants Bosch to see if he can find an heir for his empire and knows that there will be people who will try to interfere and get in the way. Bosch sinks right into the case and doesn't let setbacks deter him for long. He knows he has to be extremely careful and not tip his hand. His confidentiality agreement states that he can discuss the case with no one but Vance. At the SFPD, Bosch is working on a screen cutter rapist case that seems to be ready to explode. Bosch makes a connection with 4 case and determines that it is one perpetrator at work. Bosch is afraid that he is going to strike again. His fears are confirmed and Bosch is then working 2 cases that are both exploding at the same time. There were some twists and turns and, as usual, Michael Connelly does a great job of keeping you interested in the story. He is able to weave Vietnam flashbacks, struggling artists and an old man trying to right his wrongs into a compelling story. Was very well done and seeing Bosch and Haller working together at times never gets old.