I began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of my old favorites as well as sharing books that I want to read that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on my TBR list while I continue to pile more titles on top of them:)! I like that these older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, you’re welcome to use my pic as well. If you’d just link back to me I’d so appreciate it

My Pick this week is:



From Goodreads

Published Oct 2005 by Little Brown

My Rating: 5/5 Stars 

Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers — they’re all on Mickey Haller’s client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it’s about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it’s even about justice.

A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. It is a defense attorney’s dream, what they call a franchise case. And as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of his career. Then someone close to him is murdered and Haller discovers that his search for innocence has brought him face-to-face with evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, he must deploy every tactic, feint, and instinct in his arsenal — this time to save his own life. 


I can’t believe it’s been 11 years since this book was released! This is the first book in the Mickey Haller series and, in my opinion, it’s the best of the series… maybe even one of his best overall. There’s an authenticity to his writing and Mickey is a character you’ll love getting to know. Oh…and there’s some good twists and turns in this little mystery as well. Side note: this was made into one of the very best book to movie adaptations I’ve ever seen…granted it’s Matthew McConaughey but still…it was so good!!

Happy Reading!

Have you read this one or think you’d like to? I’d love to hear your thoughts

For more Throwback Thursday Recommendations visit Rebecca at,  Nicki at The Secret Library, and Susan at Susan Loves Books

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  1. As soon as I saw this weeks choice, I remembered how much I loved the film! Never did read the book 😔 it was a rare occasion when I skipped the book, mainly because I didn’t know at the time, the film was based on a book 🙈

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  2. I loved the movie. When I saw the book title that is the first thing that came to mind. I remembered the movie and I didn’t know there is a book. I will read it someday if I ever get the chance.

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  3. I’ve seen the movie! So I don’t think I’ll be reading this one, because I remember everything hahaha It was a good mystery, I love lawyer stories 😀

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    1. I love good lawyer stories and it’s been forever since I’ve come across a good one!! Any come to mind for you? So many people have seen this movie but not read the book😱 The sequel to this, the Brass Verdict was actually pretty good just not AS good:)


  4. I can’t believe I still haven’t read anything by this author although I do have at least one on the TBR! Love this series that you do – it is good to look at the good old books that have delighted as well as the new and shiny ones!

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    1. Thanks Cleo! I always like when I get an older book recommendation from someone and I can easily get it at the library or is less expensive on Amazon so I wanted to do the same on my blog. And you’re right there’s so many books that I’ve just loved over the years and it’s fun to resurrect them. This would be a fun Michael Connelly to start with:)


  5. When I was reading the description, I thought it sounded familiar! My husband watched this movie not too long ago. I don’t really watch TV, but I blog and what not while my husband watches movies and what not. Technically I can’t say I’ve seen the movie adaptation as I didn’t really pay attention, but maybe I should give the book a go, then rent the movie again 🙂

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