The Wrong Side of Goodbye - Michael Connelly

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4.5
From 1,623 Ratings


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.

At the same time, unable to leave cop work behind completely, he volunteers as an investigator for a tiny cash-strapped police department and finds himself tracking a serial rapist who is one of the most baffling and dangerous foes he has ever faced.

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).


  • The Wrong Side of Goodbye

    By Beachy Runner
    This is Connolly at his purest. A great story line, mixed with intriguing characters and a plot that keeps the reader engaged so one wants to read one more page and one more page ...... and one more page!
  • Wrong side of goodbye

    By O6 COL
  • Harry Bosch

    By thebethjane
    I love Harry and I’ll read every book in this series forever
  • Top Notch Connolley

    By Candrews5
    I have read almost all of Michael Connolley’s novels. This could be one of his best.
  • The Wrong Side of Goodbye

    By Ugotbupkis
    Fun reading that moved well along. Really a relaxing time out.
  • A good read

    By Crzyhrt
    Vintage Michael Connelly. Softer than in his earlier works, but good nonetheless. Lots of action in a tangled plot line.
  • Good book... but not best of series

    By fog-rider
    Good story line and worth the read. Just not as good as some others in series. But there is tons of character development.
  • Not MC's best

    By catiefromknecht
    I'll be honest, this book wasn't up to his usual standards. The writing felt very impersonal, the two plot lines didn't really mesh, it was like hopping from one book to another, and way too much time was spent talking about roads in LA...totally a waste of words if you don't live there.
  • The wrong side of Goodbye

    By Twokom2
    Enjoyed it. Was totally engrossed by the twists, turns & nice ending. Liked it enough to purchase his 1992 Harry Bosch novel. Keep writing
  • Great to have Harry back

    By rmb901
    It's always fun to read a new Harry Bosch book but this one is particularly good. Harry is in a good situation in his life and has found a niche that allows to to carry on his mission without always fighting against his superiors. It's a refreshing and hopeful story and it's nice to find Harry happy.