Fair Warning - Michael Connelly

Fair Warning

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2020-05-26
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 3,083 Ratings


The hero of The Poet and The Scarecrow is back in this thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Jack McEvoy, the journalist who never backs down, tracks a serial killer who has been operating completely under the radar—until now. 

Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he's ever encountered.

Jack investigates—against the warnings of the police and his own editor—and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. Undetected by law enforcement, a vicious killer has been hunting women, using genetic data to select and stalk his targets.

Uncovering the murkiest corners of the dark web, Jack races to find and protect the last source who can lead him to his quarry. But the killer has already chosen his next target, and he's ready to strike.

Terrifying and unputdownable, Fair Warning shows once again why "Michael Connelly has earned his place in the pantheon of great crime fiction writers" (Chicago Sun-Times).

Kirkus Best Book of 2020


  • Good read

    By Lybber8
    Good read. It was slow starting for me but later I didn’t want it to end.
  • Really good…surprised me.

    By southwindshm
    I read many books and this one stepped beyond the typical. Good story, proven characters and topics relevant to our real world. I rarely give a 5. Peace
  • Good page turner

    By rossamcl
    I enjoyed this book. Quite different from MC’s other work in the Bosch series and it’s spin off’s.
  • Fair Warning

    By Joannwork1
    I love the twists and turns. This author writes books that I can’t put down.
  • Good story line

    By Aoed
    Good plot with credible actors. Killer could have been more devious and more prominent in the story.
  • Fair Warning

    By olddue1
    This was a good murder mystery and a page turner. It seemed less convincing than some other Connelly books. It’d be 3&1/2 really and improbable.
  • Great book

    By Mirage Flyer
    Excellent murder mystery.
  • typical Connelly!

    By nutsp2190
    excellent premise, true to life investigation, believable resolution…..worth reading
  • Disappointing!

    By Shahram Osk
    I read all of Connelly’s books and enjoyed them. He is unsuccessfully trying to introduce new characters. This one is by far his weakest. It looks like he is out of ideas. Time to retire?
  • Good but not great

    By Susan, Berkeley, CA
    I only recommend this to hard-core Connelly fans who enjoy the rush and can forgive him an occasional over-the-top story with too many characters and dizzying plot twists.