The Woman in the Woods: A Thriller

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 12, 2018 - Fiction - 496 pages
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“Fans will agree that this is Connolly's masterpiece.” —Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)

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From internationally bestselling author and “creative genius who has few equals in either horror fiction or the mystery genre” (New York Journal of Books) comes a gripping thriller starring Private Investigator Charlie Parker. When the body of a woman—who apparently died in childbirth—is discovered, Parker is hired to track down both her identity and her missing child.

In the beautiful Maine woods, a partly preserved body is discovered. Investigators realize that the dead young woman gave birth shortly before her death. But there is no sign of a baby.

Private detective Charlie Parker is hired by a lawyer 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 much 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 and a young boy is about to receive a call from a dead woman.
 

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User Review  - quondame - LibraryThing

I really love John Connolly's writing and I like his characters. I'm less enamored of preventing-the-end-of-the-world plots and dark gods, so it's a bit of a trade off, and the nasty violence of the baddies I could also do without. Read full review

The Woman in the Woods: A Thriller

User Review  - Publishers Weekly

Connolly’s 16th thriller featuring PI Charlie Parker (after 2017’s A Game of Ghosts) perfectly blends the natural and the supernatural. After a woman’s corpse is found in the woods near Parker’s Maine ... Read full review

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John Connolly is the author of the Charlie Parker series of mystery novels, the supernatural collection Nocturnes, the Samuel Johnson Trilogy for younger readers, and (with Jennifer Ridyard) the Chronicles of the Invaders series. He lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnollyBooks.com, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks.

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