Publication: 10th November 2020 – Orion
Heading home after winning his latest case, defense attorney Mickey Haller – The Lincoln Lawyer – is pulled over by the police. They open the trunk of his car to find the body of a former client.
Haller knows the law inside out. He will be charged with murder. He will have to build his case from behind bars. And the trial will be the trial of his life.
Because Mickey Haller will defend himself in court.
With watertight evidence stacked against him, Haller will need every trick in the book to prove he was framed. But a not-guilty verdict isn’t enough. In order to truly walk free, Haller knows he must find the real killer – that is the law of innocence…
Delighted to welcome you on my stop for the blog tour of The Law of Innocence, the thrilling new novel by Michael Connelly.
I’ve read and enjoyed many Michael Connelly’s novels over the years. mostly from the Harry Bosch and Jack McEvoy series, but The Law of Innocence is my first novel in the Mickey Haller series and it’s a fantastic introduction to this series as the protagonist, a defense lawyer, is accused of murder.
Mickey Haller is known as the Lincoln Lawyer because he often works from his Lincoln car. One night, he is pulled over by the police while returning home and, for once, he finds himself on the other side of the law, arrested after a body is found in the trunk of his car. The victim is a former client. The prosecution is convinced that Haller is guilty. Haller, incarcerated in the Twin Towers Correctional Centre, knows that a lawyer should never represent himself, but he also knows that he and his team are the best chance he has to prove that he’s been framed.
I love Michael Connelly novels, his twisty plots, his attention to details, and his incredible protagonists. Mickey Haller is the kind of lawyer every criminal would want on his side. He knows every trick, every subterfuge in court. He is smart, brash, assertive. He knows when to push, he knows when to stop. He knows where to look for the truth. I loved him!!!
Harry Bosch makes an appearance as Mickey’s half-brother and there are other characters that I enjoyed, from Mickey’s law partner Jennifer to his ex-wife Maggie, Mickey is surrounded by a cast of brilliant characters.
The Law of Innocence is a terrific legal thriller. The court room scenes were my favourite part because we see Mickey Haller at his best, but I also enjoyed the behind the scene, the investigation to prove Mickey’s innocence, and the few glimpse we got into his personal life.
The Law of Innocence is a gripping, brilliantly-plotted novel that kept me glued to the pages and I will definitely keep following this series, catching up on the books already published and looking forward to the next installment.
A huge thank you to Orion and Tracy for inviting me to join the blog tour and providing me with a copy of the novel.