Saturday, September 15, 2012

Book Review "The Lincoln Lawyer" By Michael Connelly

Book Description:

Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn't recognize innocence if it stood right in front of him. But what he should have been on the watch for was evil.Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend the clients at the bottom of the legal food chain.

It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. From bikers to con artists to drunk drivers and drug dealers, they're all on Mickey Haller's client list. But when a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Haller has his first high-paying client in years.

It's a franchise case and he's sure it will be a slam dunk in the courtroom. For once, he may be defending a client who is actually innocent. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face-to-face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, Haller must use all of his skills to manipulate a system in which he no longer believes.

My thoughts:

I read a review for this book on Ann's Reading Corner. It looked intriguing.  It wasn't my 'typical' genre.  I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot.

My first thought was it did start out slow.  But it picked up.  Then I couldn't put the book down.  I know there is a movie out from the book.  I have not seen it yet.  I hope to.  I kept picturing Matthew  McConaughey in this role.  I am not so sure that is a good role.  But I am probably wrong.  We will see.  I might post about it after I watch the movie.

Back to the review. =)  I liked the character Mickey Haller.  His relationship with his ex-wife's had me smiling and chuckling.  I could picture so many things in my head.  I was transported to the book which I love.  I felt like I was a part of the story.

The best part - it is part of a series!!!! I am so excited!!!! But not until I watch the movie.  

Have you read the book?  Have you seen the movie?  What are your thoughts?

Happy Reading! 


  1. Hi Patti, Thanks for the shout out. I put the label for the review on my sidebar of the Reading Corner. I did see the movie a few months ago, and I thought it followed the book pretty closely. I too, got a chuckle about his relationship with the ex-wives.

    I have read two of the books in the series, the reviews for them are on my Book Lust Journal blog I started on January 12, 2012. I post all my thoughts on that blog of every book I read. You can find it here....

    I'm glad you enjoyed the book, I know we all read different genres, and what I may enjoy someone else will dislike. So glad you liked it.

  2. You are welcome! I just checked out the other review - will definitely move it up on my TBR.