A Time of Torment: A Charlie Parker Thriller: 14. The Number One bestseller

· Hachette UK
78 reviews

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The Number One bestseller, now out in paperback.

Jerome Burnel was once a hero. He intervened to prevent multiple killings and in doing so damned himself. His life was torn apart. He was imprisoned, brutalized.

But in his final days, with the hunters circling, he tells his story to private detective Charlie Parker. He speaks of the girl who was marked for death but was saved, of the ones who tormented him, and an entity that hides in a ruined stockade.

Parker is not like other men. He died, and was reborn. He is ready to wage war.

Now he will descend upon a strange, isolated community called the Cut, and face down a force of men who rule by terror, intimidation, and murder.

All in the name of the being they serve.

All in the name of the Dead King.

'One of the writer's finest achievements . . . new readers - start here' Independent
'A consistently excellent series . . .a dizzying ride to hell and back' Sunday Herald
'Magical, horrific, poetic, gothic. Unique and rewarding' Maxim Jakubowski

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78 reviews
glenville hughes
July 27, 2017
Wonderful,started it the could not stop until the end,time to start again
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Jo-anna Egart
November 22, 2016
I love these characters. Charlie Parker is an old friend who has been to hell & back. You're happy to have him over to dinner now & then, just to check in; knowing invitations over and above now & then would be refused. If the menu was delicate enough, then maybe we could invite Angel and Lewis. For Lewis' refined palette and, hopefully, Angel might, having realised the menu, dressed for dinner in a certain suit. Dinner conversations would surely take you to places you'd never think to go. More please.
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Mary Mckenna
June 6, 2016
Not as chilling or thrilling as his earlier books, got the impression that JC was just churning this out. Always looked forwad to his next book when I had just finished his latest but this has left me indifferent towards his next book, will probably wait until its reduced on google play or in the second hand book shops. Sorry about the mediocre reviw but I'm disappointed as usually I can't put down a JC novel but it took me about two weeks to read this!
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About the author

John Connolly is author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, The Book of Lost Things, the Samuel Johnson novels for young adults and, with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard, co-author of the Chronicles of the Invaders. John Connolly's debut - EVERY DEAD THING - introduced the character of Private Investigator Charlie Parker, and swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers. All his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He was the winner of the 2016 CWA Short Story Dagger for On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier from NIGHT MUSIC: Nocturnes Vol 2.

In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature. He was the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. BOOKS TO DIE FOR, which he edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Anthony, Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Non-Fiction work.

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