One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011.
A disturbing, double-edged story of a man fighting his own demons and those he is investigating, all tied round an increasing quantity of dead girls. It’s a gripping read, intense and powerful. I think the author is very special and seriously advise you to read as many of his books as you can, especially his first, Candlemoth.
Frank Parrish had a famous father: a Saint of New York, an NYPD detective who helped rid the city of Mafia control in the 1980s. John Parrish is a tough act to follow - a legend in his own right - and Frank already has an insubordination rap to beat. Summoned for daily Police Department interviews, he's also trying to work out how the death of a young heroin dealer might connect to his innocent teenage sister, who's just been found dead. There are more questions than answers, not just as the homicides escalate, but as Frank battles with his own demons. He must find the truth, and bring the trail of murder to an end.
'The 21st Century's answer to Raymond Chandler, only darker.' DAILY TELEGRAPH (Edinburgh Festival Highlights)
'A dark, haunted whirlwind ride through the recesses of human nature and desire... a wonderfully written piece of fiction' CATHOLIC HERALD
'Another astonishingly well crafted and gripping story from the author of A Quiet Belief in Angels and A Simple Act of Violence.' PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH
'A strong contender for Thriller of the Year' NORTHAMPTON CHRONICLE& ECHO
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||1st September 2011|
|Author:||R. J. Ellory|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
R .J. Ellory is the author of nine previous novels including the bestselling A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS, which was a Richard & Judy Book Club selection and won the NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR CRIME FICTION PRIZE. Ellory's novels have been translated into 23 languages, and he has won the USA EXCELLENT AWARD FOR BEST MYSTERY, the STRAND MAGAZINE BEST THRILLER 2009, the THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR for A SIMPLE ACT OF VIOLENCE and the QUEBEC LAUREAT. He has been shortlisted for a further 13 awards including four Daggers from the UK Crime Writers' Association. Despite the American setting of his ...More About R. J. Ellory