The Unquiet: A Thriller
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There is an element of the supernatural, taking the reader into a place where the real, contemporary world is touched by something from our worst nightmares, and he does it in lyrical, almost poetic language which grips and chills. (Sunday Telegraph)
Parker is a classic character who walks straight and tall like someone from the old west, and the reader knows all will be well once he arrives in town. THE UNQUIET just won't let you put it down as the plot careers across the pages like a runaway train. Excellent! (Independent on Sunday)
This man's so good, it's terrifying ... a quieter, subtler, more reflective way of scaring us into shivering wrecks ... His gift for instilling terror is undimmed ... Connolly operates in the terrain between unease and horror and does so without resorting to hysteria. (The Times) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Charlie Parker returns in the chilling new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE BLACK ANGEL --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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This latest book greets the return of the mysterious Collector who readers of Nocturnes may remember from the short story The Reflecting Eye.
This time Charlie Parker along with various friends and other characters are trying to track down a group of paedophiles guilty of various disturbing acts who have gone to ground for years following the killing of one of their victims, this story has alot less of the supernatural in it than some of the other Parker books and is more thriller based.
All around it is a good book and readers of past Parker books can expect the usual great writing, fast moving plot and intriguing characters. This book may not be so much suited to first time readers of the Charlie Parker series as there is alot of references to past books which may seem confusing or irrelevant to those who havent read the series or at least part of it.
Really is a good book for returning readers of the series but if your a first time reader try some of his other books first and see if theyre too your taste if so you'll enjoy this one all the more.
This is a big read and I polished this book of in two sittings such was force of the storyline. Bringing back charecters from the previous books, villans and hero's alike it does help to have read the earlier Parker novels first.
This book book covers the issues of child abuse and the horror and darkness that surrounds it with a fine touch that does not go into to much detail but at same time will have you thinking for days after, there are people like that out there, we know they are, but there are not enough Charlie Parkers to make things right.
John Connolly has created in Charlie Parker a dark and troubled person, say unlike ( Robert Crais's Elvis Cole), that you can always feel for him and understand why and what he does to solve cases.
A very violent book, crammed with awfull villans that you want them all dead by the last page, but so well written that when you have finished it you are wanting more. Long may Charlie Parker, Angel and Lewis stay with us.
It is beautifully written, in parts very emotionally touching and in content it tackles a very complicated and sensitive issue. That being of child abuse. As the blurb says, there is the return of a character from one of the previous Parker stories, and as always, Parkers "villians" can make your skin crawl and your stomach ache.
This isnt a book where you will find a dead body every chapter, it is much more personal and I think that it is a refreshing change for Parker and the series. Great work Connolly! Keep it coming!
ohh... and PS. His next novel will be called "The Reaping" and will have Angel and Louis as its main characters.
Yet again John Connolly brings darkness and tragedy to the page. Hunting the killer of an abused young girl, CP almost bites off more than he can handle in the harrowing search for the men who systematically found their prey and carried out their gross acts of horror.
The book moves along with pace and, although Parker never fires a shot in anger, others do and the body count mounts. New readers may not appreciate how The Collector fits into Charlie's life but this shouldn't spoil the storyline. And perhaps, Charlie does, at last, discover and deal with his own problems. Maybe we'll find out for sure in the next book.
The underlying theme of this tale is the sexual abuse of children, and somewhat inevitably Connolly, in his own style, makes it clear that in the pecking order of evil, paedophiles rank below (i.e. worse than) the likes of violent criminals, contract killers and characters who might represent the Devil himself. Few would disagree, I guess, but apart from that classification the reader gains little in the way of insight into what makes such monsters do what they do, indeed in the closing pages Parker raises numerous questions but neither he nor the writer offers much in the way of answers.Read more ›
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I am a John Connolly/Charlie Parker fan so am not perhaps the best person to review this book. So yes, I enjoyed every minute of it and was sorry when it ended. Read morePublished 1 day ago by an ula