The Gods of Guilt - Michael Connelly

The Gods of Guilt

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2013-12-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,769 Ratings)


Defense attorney Mickey Haller is forced to bend the law until it breaks when he is hired to defend a man accused of killing a prostitute in this novel of courtroom suspense, the "best one yet" (The Washington Post).

Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.

When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.

Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt. The Gods of Guilt shows once again why "Michael Connelly excels, easily surpassing John Grisham in the building of courtroom suspense" (Los Angeles Times).


  • Gods of guilt

    By Natsnut
    Just the best. So real!
  • The Gods of Guilt

    By kcblank
    Couldn’t stop reading!
  • Riveting book

    By Tanktitan
    Just read it. You will not want to put it down.
  • Suspenseful

    By Gator Mom Kathy
    Great read, kept me reading all night! Liked the other ending and the thought process, but the books first ending was perfect. Much more believable. Even if it’s a movie, I would go with the first ending. Loved it.
  • Couldn’t Do It.

    By Greenrodeo
    Read a third of it and stopped. Confusing at the start and just couldn’t get into it. Liked his first four a lot.
  • Twists and Turns

    By Irish1943
    Gripping to the very end and believable. Thank you for a great read.
  • Best of All Connolly’s Novels

    By BarbaraGenie
    I’ve ready each of the authors books and loved them all. However, this book was his most brilliant work in my opinion. It was a riveting page-turner. The characters were awesome. And the title, Gods of Guilt, has many shades of meaning.
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  • Great read

    Real page-turner especially at the end
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