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.
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.
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.
Fascinating and bone-chilling . . . a beast of a good read and it has a whopping thumbs up from me
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.
An enthralling and unsettling story that is as horrific as it is mesmerising . . . scarily good and as dark as one expects it to be.
This is dry mouth time - superb entertainment, but very unsettling, too.