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The White Road

A Charlie Parker Thriller: 4

By John Connolly

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The terrifying thriller from the acclaimed and bestselling author of The Killing Kind

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.

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  • ISBN: 9781844568390
  • Publication date: 18 Sep 2008
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Connolly has honed the private eye's instincts into a sensibility of palpable evil that makes a strong core to this intelligent thriller. — The Times
One of the fastest-paced and most complex thrillers . . . A cracking read from an excellent and highly original writer. — Sunday Independent
A powerful piece of American gothic with an arresting double ending. — The Sunday Times
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