The White Road Paperback
Part of the A Charlie Parker Thriller series
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 Independent In 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 18/02/2010
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781444704716
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Review by wyvernfriend
There's not a lot of supernatural in this one, but a hint that Charlie's world has hit a supernatural speed bump and things will never be the same again for him. He's asked to help investigate a murder of a well connected girl, but finds that when he starts investigating things the consequences are going to be interesting.Meanwhile we learn more about Angel and Louis and how actions have consequences and how sometimes, just sometimes, killing someone is the best option. Charlie is finding himself drifting more and more from the straight and narrow. His life has diverged from where it was at the beginning of the series and he isn't unhappy with the path it's taken, just worried where it's taking him.