The Wolf in Winter (Charlie Parker #12)
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 Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone ...more
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The Wolf In Winter is the 12th book of the series and John Connolly while seemingly throwing a suicide and normal missing persons case our way, hints at the end game for Charlie and all that follow him from the shadows.
This time Parker is compelled to throw his considerable force behind investigating the death of a homeless man and the dis ...more
Charlie Parker should be well known to every fan of horror, cri ...more
Connolly opens the twelfth installment of his acclaimed Charl ...more
The story in the book slowly builds up, you get to know the new characters involved and you follow Charlie as he tries to get to the bottom of the case with the dead tramp and his missing daughter. It’ ...more
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I received an advance reader edition of this book from Atria Books via Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.
It is really my fault. I take full responsibility on this one. I saw this book on Net Galley and thought it would be a great read. It probably was.....to fans of the series. That's right - I thought I could jump into a series on book number 12 and not have any problems. Boy was I ever wrong.
This killer of a crime-mystery with a touch of supernatural really grabbed my attention at the get-go.......unfortunately, I did not realize it was the 12th book in a series and a few significant characters from the past made for a bit of confusion throughout the last half of the book.
So.......while I liked the writing, Detective Parker's character and thought...more
And all because a homeless man went looking for his daughter and ended up getting hung. The fact that he was known to a certain PI called Charlie Parker was about to become a problem for a nice and peacefull little place called Prosperous. At least that is the driving thought of the towns Eldermen & pastor, even if the towns police chief think they are wrong.
Once again Charlie Parker has ...more
Central character Charlie Parker is one of the most wonderful creations in fiction. I'd say crime fiction - he is an investigator - ...more
A tale of small town secrets that balances the evil men, and other things, do with true humanity....an honest, heartfelt empathy that is so very rare in the genre.
Highest recommendation/Required reading
In The Wolf in Winter, the latest ...more
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There is all kinds of crazy shit going down in this one and all of my favorite characters are back in the mix. It’s getting heavy up in here and I have a feeling it’s about to blow. Best series around. I am looking forward to the next one for sure.
Really a 2 star rating but since I started with #12 in the series, enjoyed the parts about the mystery, and liked the writing I give this three stars.
I like how things cooled down with The Collector because that way laid many unwanted conclusions.
Parker, lately, has seemed a bit more unfocused of his life expectancy and more focused on taking down all the bad guys he comes across as he begins to see that the game he is playing seems to be rigged by the "higher-ups."
The tow ...more
Thank you kindly to Ellie Cheele for arranging the copy via Netgalley. You are now one of my favourite people!
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 ...more
Empathy would be the word I would use to describe the theme of this installment in the Parker saga. Empathy for the homeless of Maine. Empathy for the wild creatures that used to rule the back woods of the state. Empathy for those who have no control of their own lives.
Mr. Conno ...more
Prosperous, Maine is an interesting little town. The name is a perfect fit, because for ages, they’ve been a town of prosper, and tolerance, and general well-being, and if their little church, the Congregation of Adam Before Eve & Eve Before Adam (brought brick by brick from Northumbria, in England), is a little odd, well, there are always odd little things in small towns, right? Outsiders are not very welcome, and home sales, who leave, who stays and ...more
Then there are a few bones tossed in to appease the overall story arc. The latter has increasingly taken the rather Dickensian ...more