The next pulse-pounding thriller in John Connolly's internationally bestselling 'Charlie Parker' series.
The community of Prosperous, Maine, has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children's future is secure. It guards its own.
At the heart of Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town. But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous.
Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, by rage, and by the desire for vengeance. In him, the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history, and in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of the small town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet.
Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive... Prosperous, and the secret beneath its ruins...
About the Author
John Connolly was born in Dublin in 1968. His debut - Every Dead Thing - swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers, and all his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. Books To Die For, which he co-edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Agatha and Anthony Awards for Best Non-fiction, as well as the Macavity Award. He is the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award.
The finest crime series currently in existence Independent on Sunday Superb ... this thriller underlines just how fine a writer Connolly has become Daily Mail Connolly's writing is a cut above the rest, and the presence of the supernatural on the margins of the story gives it a tense, oppressive edge. Herald [What] is so impressive [is] the fact that he's able to work poetic language into the thriller format ... You may think at times you are reading a literary novel but then Connolly will remind you he's just as adept at the violent strategies of the thriller. Either way you will be left shaken by the experience. Daily Express Connolly's writing is poetic, mystical - and almost impossible to put down Woman & Home Contains Connolly's usual brilliance with plot, dialogue, setting, humour and writing that is at times poetic Independent on Sunday Skilful at humour and building suspense, Connolly's writing is also poignant and at times downright beautiful Sunday Business Post Few thriller writers can create a sense of menace and evil as deftly as Connolly does. Compelling. Irish Independent The finest crime series currently in existence Independent on Sunday
Series: A Charlie Parker Thriller
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 29th April 2014
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.6 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1