The Law of Innocence - Michael Connelly

The Law of Innocence

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2020-11-10
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,587 Ratings


“One of the finest legal thrillers of the last decade” (Associated Press)

Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller must defend himself against murder charges in the heart-stopping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly

A CBS The Doctors Book Club Pick

People Book of the Week Selection

On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is immediately charged with murder but can’t post the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge.
Mickey elects to represent himself and is forced to mount his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles. All the while he needs to look over his shoulder—as an officer of the court he is an instant target, and he makes few friends when he reveals a corruption plot within the jail.
But the bigger plot is the one against him. Haller knows he’s been framed, whether by a new enemy or an old one. As his trusted team, including his half-brother, Harry Bosch, investigates, Haller must use all his skills in the courtroom to counter the damning evidence against him.
Even if he can obtain a not-guilty verdict, Mickey understands that it won’t be enough. In order to be truly exonerated, he must find out who really committed the murder and why. That is the law of innocence.
In his highest stakes case yet, the Lincoln Lawyer fights for his life and proves again why he is “a worthy colleague of Atticus Finch... in the front of the pack in the legal thriller game” (Los Angeles Times).


  • Weak ending

    By teachsce1234
    Some have complained about the leftist leaning parts. They were opinionated and negative remarks, but I can read through those. What earned my low rating was the weak ending. It wasn’t a brilliant display of courtroom reveals, or because of any strategy employed by the main character. It was a cheap out. An easy fix. And inserting Harry Bosch was more of a gimmick, not anything substantive. Disappointed to say the least. And I never write reviews.
  • Time to retire from writing

    By Dbs17
    I regret saying this, as I have enjoyed reading and rereading perhaps 20 of his novels, but I think it is time he retire from writing. I question his judgement, and find it flawed. Not only are the plot lines and endings in his last two Mickey Haller books somewhat incredulous, but now he has chosen to insult and alienate perhaps half his reading audience, by choosing to put in negative comments about Trump and anyone who supports him. This book should only be read by people on the left. To quote from chapter 37: “If (juror) 68 was a supporter of the president, it was likely this person was a law-and-order hardliner... That this person had chosen to support the president after the media had documented his many, many untruths was a factor as well. It was blind loyalty to a cause, and an indicator that truthfulness was not a part of her framework.” Mr. Connelly, my personal take is that you don’t know what honesty looks like, and that you are foolish for including comments like this. I will gladly stop reading your books. If you want to understand the real world better, my advice is that you find a way to get out of California more, but my guess is that you will not, and that’s fine with me.
  • Think before you buy

    By ScubaDyer
    If it weren’t for the coronavirus I wouldn’t have paid for this book. I found it pedantic, perhaps worthy of a People Magazine award...for something.
  • Unfortunate

    By crthbeen
    I was planning on purchasing it until I read the reviews. I’ve read most of his books, but I don’t understand why Connelly has to politicize his story. Way too many other great authors that just write a story! You’ve lost me
  • It was a great read

    By Anonymous 🌹🌹🌹
    Screw the trump supporters.... who cares?
  • Finishes well

    By Tanktitan
    First half is a bit plodding, going deep in the legal details. It picks up and ends well.
  • The law of innocence

    By Say-Say Jane
    The writing style is boring, and the subject matter is cartoonish in its attempts to make the travails of a criminal defense lawyer interesting. A disappointment for fans of Harry Bosch, a much more interesting protagonist.
  • The Law of Innocence

    By portland lawyer
    Fantastic book. A master class in story telling.
  • I For one applaud you . I cannot BELIEVE how

    By Tonto778
    Gullible The Trump fan base is when he has been ripping people off and not paying them for decades ! The man has not paid plenty of people who were contracted out by him that I know .And it boggles my mind you brainwashed souls would actually be offended from your favorite author just cuz he may have hurt your little cupcake feelings . GROW UP AND WAKE UP
  • Outstanding

    By bfd
    What more can be added...