Connolly's writing is as impeccable as ever, and, typical of the series, he layers on supernatural elements . . . without compromising the real-world feel of the story . . . Another winner in a consistently high-quality series
Connolly portrays a chilling humanity in his characters, both good and evil, giving the book depth while keeping the reader unsettled to the end. Another great addition to a popular series that will please its many fans
A supernatural element has long been present in John Connolly's excellent Charlie Parker series. The 16th title, The Woman in the Woods is no exception . . . Beautifully written, with a complex plot and a large cast of richly drawn characters, this is Connolly at his sinister best
Unnerving and moving . . . This is Connolly's masterpiece
Connolly writes beautifully and has once again woven a riveting yet disturbing tale
Sixteen books into the Charlie Parker series and Connolly continues to deliver with his unique blend of supernatural, horror and crime fiction wrapped into one explosive package . . . As the layers are peeled back in this complex mystery, each new chapter hits you like a sucker punch. This haunting thriller will keep you reading into the night with the lights on and the phone turned off
Keeps the reader enthralled from the very beginning . . . "on the edge of your seat" stuff . . . another triumph for Mr Connolly.
Every character is expertly drawn . . . A complicated plot, richly drawn characters, and a vein of horror will keep readers devouring the pages.
One of crime fiction's most accomplished contemporary series . . . John Connolly has . . . outdone himself with this book's gorgeously-drawn multi-dimensional villains . . . The series has increasingly strolled into the shadowy world of the supernatural and there are several scenes in this book which nudge it beyond "thriller" and into more typical "horror" territory. They're delicately balanced on the edge of unsettling