The Fifth Witness has a great build up. It is the piecing together of a puzzle. The fun part is, and one of the reasons I felt I was part of the legal team, because it felt like I was helping piece the puzzle together the same time Haller and his team were. We get to follow the investigation, discovery, inside and outside of the courtroom, all to try to find out how we are going to get a “not guilty” verdict for the defendant represented. The last few chapters of The Fifth Witness were great and I love them! Sorry, no spoilers!
I would recommend the Mickey Haller series as amusing, with creative strategies and exciting legal stories with high courtroom drama. Michael Connelly is definitely on a role with this series and I can’t wait for the next one. I loved that I started this book and ended up devouring it within days. In the mean time, I will have to give Haller’s brother a shot with Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series.