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Monday, May 15, 2017

Book Review: Every Dead Thing by John Connolly

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Atria Books, via Netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

This week I'll be sharing some great mysteries to add to your Summer reading list!

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Tortured and brilliant private detective Charlie Parker stars in this thriller by New York Times bestselling author John Connolly. Former NYPD detective Charlie "Bird" Parker is on the verge of madness. Tortured by the unsolved slayings of his wife and young daughter, he is a man consumed by guilt, regret, and the desire for revenge. When his former partner asks him to track down a missing girl, Parker finds himself drawn into a world beyond his imagining: a world where thirty-year-old killings remain shrouded in fear and lies, a world where the ghosts of the dead torment the living, a world haunted by the murderer responsible for the deaths in his family—a serial killer who uses the human body to create works of art and takes faces as his prize. But the search awakens buried instincts in Parker: instincts for survival, for compassion, for love, and, ultimately, for killing.

Aided by a beautiful young psychologist and a pair of bickering career criminals, Parker becomes the bait in a trap set in the humid bayous of Louisiana, a trap that threatens the lives of everyone in its reach. Driven by visions of the dead and the voice of an old black psychic who met a terrible end, Parker must seek a final, brutal confrontation with a murderer who has moved beyond all notions of humanity, who has set out to create a hell on earth: the serial killer known only as the Traveling Man.


I have always loved Connolly's books from the first one I read (this is actually the first Charlie Parker book in reprint) , and this book is another home run! This book is set up into three sections, each one building on the previous one, and the tension building up as well. This is an intricate novel, where one spider web bleeds into another, and everything is connected, but it is up to the reader to determine it. Connolly has crafted a new type of thriller- one with a heart and a search for forgiveness. This is the pageturner you want on vacation, when you have hours to stay up all night reading.

About the Author;

John Connolly was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1968 and has, at various points in his life, worked as a journalist, a barman, a local government official, a waiter and a dogsbody at Harrods department store in London. He studied English in Trinity College, Dublin and journalism at Dublin City University, subsequently spending five years working as a freelance journalist for The Irish Times newspaper, to which he continues to contribute. 

He is based in Dublin but divides his time between his native city and the United States. Check out his website for more info!

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