Did Grace Peltier commit cuicide? When a mass grave in Northern Maine reveals the final resting place of a religious communicty that disappeared almost 40 eyars earlier, detective Charlie Park realiszes that their deaths and the violent passing of Grace are part of the same mystery.
Connolly does the chill factor brilliantly, creating horror out of the sort of misguided religious fervour not seen since Waco. Mass graves, Parker's sixth sense and deadly spiders set the mind and pulse racing. - Daily Mirror
'As John Connolly plunges ever deeper into the underworld of the damned, the reader, with eyes of slits, must cling on for this brilliantly terrifying ride.' Irish Times
'Ireland's finest export since U2 and Guinness. THE KILLING KIND is a crime thriller with real bite. Dark, menacing and moody, but with moments of wicked humour. Connolly drags you screaming to the edge of the abyss, then calmly pushes you in. If you can find a better thriller than this, let me know.' Simon Ritchie, Yorkshire Evening Press
Connolly, an Irishman, is starting to carve himself a niche in the annals of US crime writing, and his voice rings pretty true alongside true American purveyors of the twisted tale - Publishing News
'A truly exciting thriller writer . . . the most exciting talent of the decade . . . An elegant, gripping illustration of his talents as a writer. A compelling danse macabre. Connolly proved he could write characters with more depth, style and malice than most thriller writers. A remarkable read.' Sunday Business Post, Dublin
What makes Parker intriguing is precisely that, though a crusader against evil, he has a dark side: he is h
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. He is the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award.