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The White Road

The White Road

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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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 18th September 2008

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781844568390

Reviews

Praise for THE WHITE ROAD: 'One of the most distinguished practitioners of US crime-writing. The book synthesises literate, poetic writing with scarifying grue.'
<i>Independent</i>
What makes Parker intriguing is precisely that, though a crusader against evil, he has a dark side: he is haunted by the past, his capacity for violence and guilt.
<i>Telegraph Magazine</i>
his imagination is undeniably fertile . . . a powerful piece of American gothic with an arresting double ending.
<i>The Sunday Times</i>
One of the fastest-paced and most complex thrillers . . . A cracking read from an excellent and highly original writer. . . pacy, blackly humorous and with a nasty edge.
Ferdia Mac Anna, <i>Sunday Independent</i>, Dublin
Dark, menacing, yet at times almost poetic, The White Road enthrals . . . literate, yet fast-paced
Cambridgeshire Journal
'A wonderfully written literary work . . . A must read for Parker fans, and fans of well written prose.
Deadly Pleasures
consummate crime writing and chilling suspense
Crime File
Another masterpiece
Belfast Telegraph
Connolly has honed the private eye's instincts into a sensibility of palpable evil that makes a strong core to this intelligent thriller.
<i>The Times</i>
A powerful piece of American gothic with an arresting double ending.
<i>The Sunday Times</i>
One of the fastest-paced and most complex thrillers . . . A cracking read from an excellent and highly original writer.
<i>Sunday Independent</i>