The Late Show

The Late Show

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2017-07-18
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 371 Ratings
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Introducing Renee Ballard, a fierce young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD's toughest beat, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.

Renee Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood--also known as the Late Show--beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns everything over to the day shift. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.

But one night she catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the investigations entwine, they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job, no matter what the department throws at her.


  • So Boring

    By Ch1cG33k
    So much boring minuet detail... got 1/2 way thru & just couldn't bother finishing it. Wish I could get a refund & my time back
  • The Late Show

    By donmaz
    I am a fan of Connelly, and especially Harry Bosch. Now I have another favorite character to follow-Renee Ballard! What a great read. About a 1/4 into the book, I literally couldn't put it down!!! Can't wait for more!
  • As good as Bosch

    By GreatgatorUF
    Loved it. Classic Connolly.
  • Thin

    By Rock1369
    Read the first two chapters and said to myself this this and this will happen. Sure enough, it did. To easy to predict.
  • Boring read, nothing to the story

    By Redsoxnumba1
    God awful hard read, took me 2 weeks to read this, no drama, just boring and slow. Very disappointed
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  • The Late Show

    By Linda92131
    Love the new character and the book! Can't wait until the next one!
  • The late show

    By caj301
    Not the Michael Connelly I know. I don't know where this book came from but it's not him.
  • The Late Show

    By Dmurphytx
    Super good! Could not put it down!
  • A new hero in LA.

    By Widowernewbe
    "The Late Show" is a fast paced mystery that keeps you turning. It seemed to end quickly but satisfying. Rene Ballard is a interesting character who lives a interesting unconventional life. I'm sure we will see more of and hopefully in a series on Amazon like Harry Bosch.