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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

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 wonderfully written literary work . . . A must read for Parker fans, and fans of well written prose.
Deadly Pleasures
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>
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
his imagination is undeniably fertile . . . a powerful piece of American gothic with an arresting double ending.
<i>The Sunday Times</i>
consummate crime writing and chilling suspense
Crime File
One of the fastest-paced and most complex thrillers . . . A cracking read from an excellent and highly original writer.
<i>Sunday 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>
Another masterpiece
Belfast Telegraph