Grievously wounded private detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War.
Broken, but undeterred, private detective Charlie Parker faces the darkest of dark forces in a case with its roots in the second world war, and a concentration camp unlike any other . . .
Recovering from a near-fatal shooting and tormented by memories of a world beyond this one, Parker has retreated to the small Maine town of Boreas to recover. There he befriends a widow named Ruth Winter and her young daughter, Amanda. But Ruth has her secrets. She is hiding from the past, and the forces that threaten her have their origins in the Second World War, in a town called Lubko and a concentration camp unlike any other. Old atrocities are about to be unearthed, and old sinners will kill to hide their sins. Now Parker is about to risk his life to defend a woman he barely knows, one who fears him almost as much as she fears those who are coming for her.
His enemies believe him to be vulnerable. Fearful. Solitary.
But they are wrong. Parker is far from afraid, and far from alone.
For something is emerging from the shadows . . .
Connolly's writing moves at a gallop, and the uncanny touches to this story can raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Technically it's a thriller but actually it does more. — The Times
A Song of Shadows has it all - poetic writing, dark humour, a dash of the supernatural and a thoroughly chilling plot. Connolly is pure class. — Crime Review
Immensely atmospheric and frequently grisly. — Good Book Guide
Connolly's writing moves at a gallop, and the uncanny touches to this story can raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Technically it's a thriller but actually it does more.
A Song of Shadows has it all - poetic writing, dark humour, a dash of the supernatural and a thoroughly chilling plot. Connolly is pure class.
Immensely atmospheric and frequently grisly.
Connolly . . . wonderfully and unerringly balances the mystery and the supernatural . . . one of our finest practicing contemporary authors. Connolly is more than a fine storyteller of dark tales; he is a literary writer as well . . . It just doesn't get any better than this
Beautifully written as always, Connolly's latest and very worthy addition to the Parker canon, piles thrill upon thrill while uncovering some uncomfortable truths
This series of thrillers is shockingly violent - and invariably on the bestseller list.
Up there with the best of Connolly's Charlie Parker novels and I would recommend it to anyone with a pulse. It is a truly riveting read.
Connolly proves he's a poet of the genre, delivering page-turning action on a wave of elegant and evocative prose.
Absolutely chilling . . . hope this series never ends because it is that good.
This is a dark tale told with a light touch that will send many readers chasing down the other dozen books in the series.