The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly was a book I would never have read but for 2 things. The recommendation of Dorothy from The Nature of Things and the fact that I enjoyed another crime novel not too long ago – The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (which I'll be posting about soon).
This is the first book by Michael Connelly that I have ever read. It is said to be his best yet – but I can't judge that of course.
I thought the book was a tour de force. Just gripping. The main protagonist (a lawyer) is not particularly sympathetic as a character but despite that the book got a hold over me – I just had to know what happened.
I agree with Dorothy that the best part was the courtroom drama. Apparently this book was made into a movie in 2011 and I can see how it would lend itself to this. It starred Matthew McConaughey as the lawyer.Why is the book called The Lincoln Lawyer – well the main character Mickey Haller mostly works from his Lincoln Car rather than having an office. In fact he bought 4 Lincolns at the same time to get them cheaper and then is using them one by one.