For fans of John Connolly’s Charlie Parker series of paranormal mysteries, his most recent book, The Woman in the Woods, will probably meet their expectations.
“a breathless, oxygen-deprived framework intensifying the terror of the written word”
It is said that imitation is the purest form of flattery. Be that true, the question becomes what hold does a feeble imitation of a literary classic have on flattery.
Do we really know what happened on April 4, 1968, when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee?
“A fantastic start to a new series that will have the reader wondering how author Rice can top this first entry.”
“A dark and chilling thriller about a danger that could one day become real.”
“a delightful little tale, appropriate for telling when the lights are low and a flickering fire casts shadows over the Christmas tree.”
Halloween might seem like the spookiest time of the year but Charles Dickens, M. R. James, Edith Wharton, and other literary greats felt otherwise.
“rises above the usual primary series entry in its depiction not only of the authenticity of its characters but also in the scientific basis of its plot . . .”
“a literary tour-de-force of the supernatural genre, at the same time disturbing, frightening, and fascinating.”
“a danger-fraught and compelling thriller with a world-threatening premise . . .”
“The Dark Net is a fun romp through the blackest recesses of contemporary tech.”
“a police procedural with a supernatural story of a love overcoming the bonds of death.”
“The most fascinating facet of Connolly’s series is his skill in combining the supernatural and noir to create a story that has a feel of realism . . .”
“an imaginative story with some creative viewpoints about guilt, punishment, and redemption . . .”
Detective Kat Murphy’s life is hell . . . literally.
“. . . he could not erase the certainty that the demon was somehow awake and aware, that it knew they were there. That it wanted them there.”
“the evil men do truly does live after them . . .”
What can cure can kill, but can it also impart immortality?
“one of the most engrossing, readable, page-turners of 2016.”
“one comes away with a sense of futility and a loss of sleep from reading on to the bitter end.”
“an obsessive page-turner, filled with gasp-inducing twists and thrills.”
Is there poetry after Auschwitz? Is there horror after the massacre in Orlando?
On April 10, 2009, at a fair promising 1000 jobs held in a dying metropolis, hundreds of people desperately in need of work line up in the cold outside the city center when a crazed man, later term
“The Fireman is a lit fuse of tension that explodes in ever-increasing intervals as the novel progresses . . .”
“diabolically gleeful (and wholly original) entry in something of a new wave of possession tales. . . . one of the most unique reads of 2016.”