The Fifth Witness

The Fifth Witness

Book - 2011
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Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too, and he's certain he's on the right trail.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316069359
0316069353
9781455510313
Characteristics: 421, [2], 13 p. ; 25 cm

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cambridgedon
Jan 23, 2019

Although I much prefer the Harry Bosch novels, this is my favourite Mickey Haller novel to date and the first one I've given five stars. Connelly delivers a much finer first-person narrative than usual and provides a meandering menagerie of twists and turns. I also have to say the courtroom drama even matches or beats John Grisham on his best day. Highly recommended can't-put-down read.

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fangger
Nov 25, 2018

Another good Lincoln Lawyer read.

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Ilike2read_1
Feb 21, 2015

I am just becoming acquainted with Mike Connelly's books. This one had an interesting ending, one I would not have figured on-not your typical "justice prevails." I think I like the Harry Bosch character better so far. I have read 5 books so far so I may change my preference. I enjoy Connelly's writings because he gives you a good working knowledge of the legal system and law enforcement. I found that if I write down the abbreviations, it helps me follow the flow of the story better.

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QED
Feb 05, 2014

Great book, well written and enjoyed the ending. Looking forward to my next Connelly adventure. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed unless you do not like court room drama.

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sinclair29
Jan 06, 2014

My first of Connelly's books. A good book, with lots of twists and turns, but was getting impatient to finish.... Found it was dragging on.... So I'm not that impressed so far. He won't be one of my favourite writers based on this first experience. Will try another one to see if I like it better. Gave it 3*

sewnthreads Oct 28, 2013

disappointing - easy to figure out

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pipersage
Sep 10, 2013

Loved this legal thriller. The court sequences were terrific - with all the suspense of the original Grisham novels. The ending was a bit wobbly, but, in total, the novel was highly satisfying!

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JUDYHAZEL64
Mar 06, 2013

Well written, fast-paced book that was an enjoyable read. Couldn't put it down! Also provided some insight into the USA foreclosure crisis. Recommended!

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pugfan
Feb 06, 2013

I really liked the background information on foreclosure but was pretty disappointed with the ending. I also found that Mickey Haller was acting and talking like Matthew McConaughey throughout the entire book. Alittle too Hollywood for me.

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Omani1
Aug 24, 2012

An entertaining clean read. As good as Grisham.

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