Well, if Connelly wrote this, it is storylines only. This is so filled with police "lingo" it's unbelievable. Drove me crazy. Plus filler on top of that. The character Ballard really isn't that likable either. And please, a tent on the beach and a dog that is so obedient, but she never spends time with it?!? I don't get the great reviews. And comparing her to Bosch. What an insult. I've read about 95% of his novels, and this is not Connelly. If it really is, then he needs to quit. I just gave it a two star because all in all I love his books. NOT this one. Note to author: write more Mickey books if you want to retire Bosch.