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The White Road By John Connolly

The White Road
by John Connolly

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A thriller from the bestselling author of "The Killing Kind".
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The White Road Summary


The White Road: A Charlie Parker Thriller: 4 by John Connolly

In South Carolina, a young black man faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Marianne Larousse, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the state. It's a case that nobody wants to touch, a case with its roots in old evil, and old evil is private detective Charlie Parker's speciality. But Parker is about to make a descent into the abyss, a confrontation with dark forces that threaten all that Parker holds dear: his lover, his unborn child, even his soul...For in a prison cell, a fanatical preacher is about to take his revenge on Charlie Parker, its instruments the very men that Parker is hunting, and a strange, hunched creature that keeps its own secrets buried by a riverbank: the undiscovered killer Cyrus Nairn. Soon, all of these figures will face a final reckoning in southern swamps and northern forests, in distant locations linked by a single thread, a place where the paths of the living and the dead converge. A place known only as the White Road.

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The White Road Reviews


Praise for THE WHITE ROAD: 'One of the most distinguished practitioners of US crime-writing. The book synthesises literate, poetic writing with scarifying grue.' -- Independent 'Connolly has honed the private eye's instincts into a sensibility of palpable evil that makes a strong core to this intelligent thriller. An assured, sophisticated tale ... exciting but bittersweet.' -- The Times 'What makes Parker intriguing is precisely that, though a crusader against evil, he has a dark side: he is haunted by the past, his capacity for violence and guilt.' -- Telegraph Magazine ... his imagination is undeniably fertile ... a powerful piece of American gothic with an arresting double ending.' -- The Sunday Times 'One of the fastest-paced and most complex thrillers ... A cracking read from an excellent and highly original writer... pacy, blackly humorous and with a nasty edge.' -- Sunday Independent, Dublin 'Dark, menacing, yet at times almost poetic, The White Road enthrals ... literate, yet fast-paced' -- Cambridgeshire Journal 'A wonderfully written literary work ... A must read for Parker fans, and fans of well written prose. -- Deadly Pleasures 'Consummate crime writing and chilling suspense' -- Crime File 'Another masterpiece' -- Belfast Telegraph

About John Connolly


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.

Additional information

GOR000491296
The White Road: A Charlie Parker Thriller: 4 by John Connolly
John Connolly
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2003-01-06
512
0340821205
9780340821206
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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