I’m a big fan of Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch crime series. Ever since my wife suggested I try his books, I’ve read them all and always wish they were longer; I tend to rip through them in a day or two. We also binge-watch each installment of the “Bosch” series on Amazon Prime.
The books are good reading for many reasons: the characters, the plotlines, and Harry’s never-ending quest to ensure “everybody matters or nobody matters” as he relentlessly pursues the lawbreakers. But in each book, Connelly also seems to have a line that jumps out at me so much that I have to remember it. In his latest, The Night Fire, he offers this one when Harry is told his case has too many loose ends:
Bosch knew there were always unanswered questions in every murder, every investigation. Those who were naïve called them loose ends, but they were never loose. They stuck with him, clinging to him as he moved on, sometimes waking him up in the night. But they were never loose and he could never get free of them.