A story that grips you on the first page, and ends with a major jolt . . . Connolly seems to effortlessly juggle about seven different plotlines without ever losing the reader, and combines some seriously scary scenes with pithily expressed insights into human nature.
Fascinating and bone-chilling . . . a beast of a good read and it has a whopping thumbs up from me
An enthralling and unsettling story that is as horrific as it is mesmerising . . . scarily good and as dark as one expects it to be.
The Charlie Parker series has now reached its 14th volume and never fails to impress . . . just keeps on getting better and better and increasingly haunting. What began as a particularly atmospheric series of books featuring a wounded character in search of redemption in the fogs of rural Maine and other American landscapes has turned into a major literary triumph . . . Magical, horrific, poetic, gothic. Unique and rewarding.
One of the writer's finest achievements . . . Connolly has always been good at the pungent evocation of place, but this self-contained community, almost existing out of time, is particularly striking, even in the Connolly lexicon of a nightmarish, phantasmagoric America. If you are a John Connolly or Charlie Parker fan . . . you will be adding it to your bedside table . . . new readers - start here.
A beautifully realised tale . . . With A Time of Torment, the series sees possibly its strongest volume yet - if you weren't a fan of Parker before, you will be after reading this.
This is dry mouth time - superb entertainment, but very unsettling, too.