Author(s): John Connolly
The next pulse-pounding thriller in John Connolly's internationally bestselling Charlie Parker series. The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children's future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at the heart of the Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town... But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous. Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, by rage, and by the desire for vengeance. In him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history, and in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet. Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive. Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins...
The finest crime series currently in existence Independent on Sunday [What] is so impressive [is] the fact that he's able to work poetic language into the thriller format ... You may think at times you are reading a literary novel but then Connolly will remind you he's just as adept at the violent strategies of the thriller. Either way you will be left shaken by the experience. Daily Express Skilful at humour and building suspense, Connolly's writing is also poignant and at times downright beautiful Sunday Business Post Connolly's writing is poetic, mystical - and almost impossible to put down Woman & Home
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. BOOKS TO DIE FOR, which he co-edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Agatha and Anthony Awards for Best Non-fiction, as well as the Macavity Award. He is the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award. He keeps a website at www.johnconnollybooks.com and can be found on Facebook www.facebook.com/johnconnollybooks and www.twitter.com/jconnollybooks.