The thrilling new dark supernatural Charlie Parker novel, 11th in the series, from bestselling author John Connolly. For fans of the series the dark shadowy 'Collector' introduced in Nocturnes (book 5 in the series) also makes a reappearance as good and evil battle over a list of names of people who have struck a deal with the devil!
In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of an aeroplane is discovered. There are no bodies, and no such plane has ever been reported missing, but men both good and evil have been seeking it for a long, long time. What the wreckage conceals is more important than money: it is power.
Hidden in the plane is a list of names, a record of those who have struck a deal with the Devil. Now a battle is about to commence between those who want the list to remain secret and those who believe that it represents a crucial weapon in the struggle against the forces of darkness. The race to secure the prize draws in private detective Charlie Parker, a man who knows more than most about the nature of the terrible evil that seeks to impose itself on the world, and who fears that his own name may be on the list. It lures others too: a beautiful, scarred woman with a taste for killing; a silent child who remembers his own death; and the serial killer known as the Collector, who sees in the list new lambs for his slaughter. But as the rival forces descend upon this northern state, the woods prepare to meet them, for the forest depths hide other secrets. Someone has survived the crash. Something has survived the crash. And it is waiting ...
Praise for THE BURNING SOUL:
'He's compared with Stephen King because his tales have a touch of the supernatural - but crime writer John Connolly is a star in his own right. The Irishman has more than proved himself and the new Charlie Parker novel The Burning Soul is another cracking read.'
'Connolly ties the plot strands together with consummate skill ... a gripping whodunnit ... genuinely chilling ... Connolly delivers what his readers have come to expect: a few belly laughs, some shivers down the spine and a compelling mystery ... few writers can compete with him.'
The Sunday Times
'In THE BURNING SOUL, John Connolly has delivered a cracking good tale that seamlessly blends suspense, mystery and just the lightest touch of his signature supernatural ambience. As always, Connolly writes beautifully. He brings the backwoods of Maine alive, and the main and secondary characters are all acutely observed'
'A highly accomplished writer'
'An intelligent, plausible thriller, both harrowing and memorable.'
Publication date: 30/08/2012
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||30th August 2012|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
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 Stoughton Vol 2. In 2007 he ...More About John Connolly