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The White Road

A Charlie Parker Thriller: 4 (Charlie Parker Thriller)

By John Connolly

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Format: Paperback, 416 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 February 2010
A fast-paced thriller featuring Charlie Parker from the bestselling author of The Killing Kind.'A cracking read from an excellent and highly original writer.' - Sunday IndependentIn South Carolina, a young black man faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Marianne Larousse, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the state. It's a case that nobody wants to touch, a case with its roots in old evil, and old evil is private detective Charlie Parker's speciality. But Parker is about to make a descent into the abyss, a confrontation with dark forces that threaten all that Parker holds dear: his lover, his unborn child, even his soul. . . For in a prison cell, a fanatical preacher is about to take his revenge on Charlie Parker, its instruments the very men that Parker is hunting, and a strange, hunched creature that keeps its own secrets buried by a riverbank: the undiscovered killer Cyrus Nairn. Soon, all of these figures will face a final reckoning in southern swamps and northern forests, in distant locations linked by a single thread, a place where the paths of the living and the dead converge.A place known only as the White Road.

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The terrifying thriller from the acclaimed and bestselling author of The Killing Kind

About the Author

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. He is the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award.


A powerful piece of American gothic with an arresting double ending. * The Sunday Times * One of the fastest-paced and most complex thrillers . . . A cracking read from an excellent and highly original writer. * Sunday Independent * Connolly has honed the private eye's instincts into a sensibility of palpable evil that makes a strong core to this intelligent thriller. * The Times *

EAN: 9781444704716
ISBN: 1444704710
Publisher: Hodder Paperback
Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.2 x 2.6 centimetres (0.22 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Charlie Parker is the only man actually man enough to touch on this sensitive case - the disappearance of the daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the state. What's worst is that the accused man is black - something that is not taken lightly in the area, it's history displaying the enslavement of hundreds of black men and women. It's up to Charlie Parker to find the missing girl and clear the name of this innocent man, and to stay out of as much trouble as possible. But as always with Charlie Parker, no such thing would ever be allowed...
Sensational follow up to best selling novel The Killing Kind, The White Road is nothing short of astounding. I am yet to meet a person who has read these books and disliked them.

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