Every Dead Thing, Paperback
2.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


The gripping first Charlie Parker novel from bestselling author John Connolly - perfect for fans of Stephen King and Jeffery Deaver. Tormented and racked with guilt over the brutal slaying of his wife and daughter, Charlie Parker, ex-cop with the NYPD, agrees to track down a missing girl. It is a search that will lead him into an abyss of evil. At the same time, he is warned by an old black woman in Louisiana that 'The Travelling Man' is about to strike again. Multiple strands converge with a horrific confrontation in which hunter and hunted are intimately connected by guilt.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781444704686



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This book is a long rambling mess. It would be better delivered as two separate books, however, even then I don't think it would make narrative sense. Despite these major failings, and the fact I am typically not a fan of serial killer Silence of the Lamb influenced books, there is a lurking charm. The is an Angel Heart darkness surrounding the main character that is intriguing. The writing is intelligent and assumes its audience is too. Less than 100 pages in, I took a leap of faith and bought 4 more from this guy, with less than 100 pages to go I was questioning that decision. There is enough here to merit continuation with suspicion.

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