The Woman in the Woods: A Charlie Parker Thriller: 16. From the No. 1 Bestselling Author of A Game of Ghosts

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Hodder & Stoughton, Apr 5, 2018 - Fiction - 480 pages

The Number One bestseller.

It is spring, and the semi-preserved body of a young Jewish woman is discovered buried in the Maine woods. It is clear that she gave birth shortly before her death.

But there is no sign of a baby.

Private detective Charlie Parker is engaged by the lawyer Moxie Castin to shadow the police investigation and find the infant, but Parker is not the only searcher. Someone else is following the trail left by the woman, someone with an interest in more than a missing child, someone prepared to leave bodies in his wake.

And in a house by the woods, a toy telephone begins to ring.

For a young boy is about to receive a call from a dead woman . . .

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User Review  - brangwinn - LibraryThing

Although I often dislike books with graphic violence, I was caught up in the characters of the first Charlie Parker mystery I have read. After reading online book of this series I find myself carrying ... Read full review

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User Review  - Arkrayder - LibraryThing

Really enjoyed this series. I’m a bit sad it’s the last book so far. Hopefully the next installment won’t be to long in coming. Louis and Parker get a little more closer in this novel and it’s hard having Angel barely in the book. Great last page opening for the next novel. Read full review

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About the author (2018)

John Connolly is author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, The Book of Lost Things, the Samuel Johnson novels for young adults and, with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard, co-author of the Chronicles of the Invaders. John Connolly's debut - EVERY DEAD THING - introduced the character of Private Investigator Charlie Parker, and swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers. All his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He was the winner of the 2016 CWA Short Story Dagger for On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier from NIGHT MUSIC: Nocturnes Vol 2.

In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature. He was the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. BOOKS TO DIE FOR, which he edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Anthony, Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Non-Fiction work.

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