THE FIFTH WITNESS
Mickey Haller gets more interesting with every outing and Connelly fleshes out the Lincoln Lawyer some more in The Fifth Witness. His legal strategizing is clever and amusing, as are the internal struggles he experiences while defending his tarnished clients. The book’s ending is a little too neat and heavyhanded, but it’s redeemed by Connelly’s adept encapsulation of the mortgage crisis and brilliant characterization. You’ll enjoy spending time with Mickey and his motley crew.
Mickey Haller, defender of the downtrodden, has gone into foreclosure defense, and business is booming in Southern California. When his client Lisa Trammel, who has positioned herself as the face of the foreclosed, is accused of murdering the banker she blames for her troubles, Haller and his team scramble to defend her. (LITTLE, BROWN, Apr., 416 pp., $27.99)