Brenda Cooper

Reading Recommendation: Lost Light by Michael Connelly

I read this for a book group – I would never have picked it up on my own.  I do like crime/detective novels, but I don’t read them much since I like some other genres more.  I was really glad to have read this one.  Mr. Connelly is a very polished writer, and he did a nice job getting me to keep turning pages.  I often find this genre to be pretty cerebral, and pretty easy to put down when you’re tired or swamped with workish stuff and non-fiction, like I often get.  While solidly in the genre, I found Lost Light to be touching and entertaining.  It’s an older book that came out in 2004, but it’s still in print and easy to find on store shelves.  I feel like I found a new, excellent writer.