Dark Hollow, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Charlie Parker returns in a gruesome new thriller, not to be missed for fans of Stephen King and Michael Connelly. Still raw from the brutal slayings of his wife and daughter, and the events surrounding the capture of their killer, The Travelling Man, Charlie Parker retreats to the wintry Maine landscape of his childhood. By following in the steps of his beloved grandfather, Parker hopes to heal his spirit and get through the bitter anniversary of Jennifer and Susan's murder. But the echoes of the past that await him are not all benign. In a gruesome re-enactment of Parker's own nightmares, another young woman is killed with her child and his brief involvement in their lives impels Parker to hunt their vicious murderer. As the death toll mounts, Parker comes to realise that the true answer to the puzzle lies thirty years in the past, in a tree with strange fruit, in his own grandfather's history, and in the perverted desires of a monster incarnate - Caleb Kyle.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781444704693



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Charlie "Bird" Parker has come home to Maine. Away from as many of the memories as he can of his wife and child and their death but they're always with him and when a young wife and child are killed shortly after he helps them to get some money owed, he's drawn into their case. He is driven by this past to find the answers and what he finds is messy and complicated and there's a lot of bodies.Interesting and dark. Charlie is an interesting character with a lot of motivations and his friends are complicated and nothing is straighforward or transparent. I'm liking the series and the characters but there are moments when it's a bit gruesome.

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