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Bordering on 3*,
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This review is from: The Whisperers: A Charlie Parker Thriller: 9 (Hardcover)
Don't get me wrong, I have all John Connolly's books, and have been to a couple of book signings. JC is by far my favourite author.
But I just couldn't get The Whisperers. I wonder whether the Parker-era has run its course. Anyone familiar with JC's earlier books will understand my sentiments when compared to Dark Hollow or the Killing Kind.
I thought the concept of the plot was good - demonic spirits inside a antique stolen from an Iraqi museum by US soldiers. I failed to connect to any of the characters this time - Parker seemed a bit on the edge of the story many times; Angel and Louis seemed to make up the numbers; and the darkness of previous stories wasn't there. The only 'flashback' was Jimmy Jewel - that showed promise until he met a untimely end.
John - if you read this, apologies for my review of your first book I didn't 'get'. Back to grass roots for the next please!!
3* if it was anyone else. 4* as JC is still my favourite author.