The Woman in the Woods (Charlie Parker, #16) by John Connolly

The Woman in the Woods (Charlie Parker, #16)

The new thrilling installment of John Connolly's popular Charlie Parker series.Charlie Parker aids the police when a buried, semi-mummified body of a woman is discovered. She apparently died of childbirth. Parker has to find out who she was and what happened to the child.


Details The Woman in the Woods (Charlie Parker, #16)

TitleThe Woman in the Woods (Charlie Parker, #16)
Author
Release DateApr 5th, 2018
PublisherHodder & Stoughton
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Crime
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Reviews The Woman in the Woods (Charlie Parker, #16)

  • Liz Barnsley
    1970-01-01
    This is book 16 in the Charlie Parker series. Let’s just take a moment of silence for that one…Ok that’s quite enough of that – this may be a long running series but it is just as exciting, just as riveting, I’m not even sure what I’m saying – I mean more of course not just as – it gets better and better and changes the game every time.No different with The Woman in the Woods which had the after effect just a little while ago of m...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    1970-01-01
    To be reviewed over at Fresh Fiction!
  • Jon Recluse
    1970-01-01
    When a tree falls in the Great North Woods, revealing the mummified body of a woman who apparently died in childbirth, it does more than make a sound.....it tolls a death knell whose echoes reach far beyond the poor soul nestled in it's roots.The discovery of the body moves lawyer Moxie Castin to an act of decency...hiring Charlie Parker to discover who this woman was, and to find her child.Not the simplest of assignments, but Charlie could use s...
  • Thebooktrail
    1970-01-01
    link: Visit the locations in the novelEnjoyed this with some Irish pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and it was all the topping and filing I needed!John's writing is short sharp and you can imagine he flicks his pen off to the side when he writes some of these sentences - such is the effect they have on the reader like me. I gasped, cheered and high fived ( as the grave of the women is revealed in very short chapters) before settling in again for the ne...
  • Kieron
    1970-01-01
    Wow. Another fantastic entry in the Charlie Parker series that drops some significant (and worrying) clues as to where the series is heading, while also working as a gripping standalone thriller in its own right. I'm a long-term fan, full disclosure here, but unlike many of my old favourites, Connolly just seems to go from strength to strength. In this book, his astonishing creativity and his gift for weaving words together in ways that remind yo...
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    The Woman in the Woods is the latest Charlie Parker novel. Although I am not generally a fan of horror, the Charlie Parker novels combine excellent writing, compelling characters, suspenseful mystery, and the supernatural in an unusual amalgamation that makes me hold my breath each time.Always: a battle of good vs evil with collateral damage on both sides, the loss of good people, characters that you come to love despite their decidedly criminal ...
  • April Showers Bring Fungi From Yuggoth The Haunted Reading Room
    1970-01-01
    Review: THE WOMAN IN THE WOODS by John Connolly (Charlie Parker #16)The inimitable private detective Charlie Parker never disappoints, nor does his creator, John Connolly. Every adventure of Parker's is riveting, raising further the veil hiding the Other Side. In this novel, Charlie Parker becomes if possible more philosophical, more metaphysical, even more attuned to the supernatural, preternatural, the otherworldly. His deep and abiding capacit...
  • David Harris
    1970-01-01
    "It is spring, and the semi-preserved body of a young Jewish woman is discovered buried in the Maine woods. It is clear that she gave birth shortly before her death.But there is no sign of a baby..."I'm grateful to the publisher for an advance copy of The Woman in the Woods.I'm a latecomer to Connolly's Charlie Parker thrillers, having read my first, A Game of Ghosts, last year, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I discovered that there's a good back cat...
  • TheManOfLetters
    1970-01-01
    4.75Another intense Charlie Parker case with a lot of creepy moments. Since "A Song Of Shadows" I thought that Connolly might be closing in on his endgame for the series, but "The Woman In The Woods" adds a couple of new twists and turns and now I think there are a least two or three more novels yet to come. I'm very slightly disappointed with the villains this time though. Yes, again they are absolutely evil bastards, but after characters like B...
  • Angie
    1970-01-01
    I'd been waiting for the arrival of John's latest Charlie Parker novel, as one who awaits the arrival of an old friend. Mr Parker and I first became acquainted back in 1999 and I was busy renewing that initial meeting when the postman arrived. I hastily made preparations to set aside the younger Charlie for another day and settled down for an evening with the older one.Opening the front cover (beautifully illustrated) of a new John Connolly novel...
  • Scott Firestone
    1970-01-01
    In this 16th book in the Charlie Parker series, a woman's body is found in the woods. It appears she had a child shortly before she died, and the police are looking for answers. And VERY BAD PEOPLE are looking for the child. This remains the best mystery series I've ever read. The characters are so familiar, real, and well-drawn that I feel I know them better than almost any other characters in fiction. The sense of dread that covers the whole se...
  • Lindsay
    1970-01-01
    Another wonderful storyThis part of the running series sees more from the backers and Charlie Parker involved with yet another faction involved with them, we also see Louis in a more human persona trying to deal with Angel and illness.Admittedly anyway conversations between Charlie and Angel\Louis always makes me chuckle.A woman's body is found in the woods in a new England town and questions are raised about who she is and how she came to be the...
  • Joy
    1970-01-01
    It's hard for me to discribe the atmosphere of a Charlie Parker story. There is an element of horror; someone(s) going to die...horribly. There is also the element of other worldliness. Not supernatural as in demons or zombies, that would be too crass for the subtleties of Connelly's word craft. But there are ghostly visitations, premonitions and "...presence of the chthonic, the seeping of pollutants from one reality into another." "(a) glimpse ...
  • James Townend
    1970-01-01
    The Charlie Parker series is still my favourite by quite a stretch. This installment is possibly the best. All the darkness and grit are present and correct. There is a sub-plot that contextualises events in Trump's America, where hate and it's imagery are being normalised. The main story arc reveals increasing amounts of information about the wider forces at work in Parker's world/life, making this series far from a straight forward thriller (it...
  • Sue
    1970-01-01
    Brilliant! The Charlie Parker series just gets better and better with each instalment. John Connolly has a very engaging writing style. The story flows really well and is both frightening and humorous in parts. He gives all his characters depth, even those that we meet only in passing. Loved it!
  • Kestrel Carroll
    1970-01-01
    Absolutely brilliant!
  • Tracey Sinclair
    1970-01-01
    Note: you'll likely get more out of this if you read Night Music first. But another dark, gripping and satisfying thriller.
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    Oh my life. What a brilliant book. Review to follow when my brain can function but this has to rate as one of the best. Love it
  • Linda Harris
    1970-01-01
    Oh how I love Charlie Parker... As always an absolute belter of a book. Loved it
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    Every time i think Connolly is getting close to wrap up the Charlie Parker series, he suprises me yet again. 5 brilliant stars.
  • Salome G
    1970-01-01
    "I'm not going to read it fast this time. I'm going to stretch it out, really make it last," I told myself...right before I read it in two sittings.
  • Carmel Foynes
    1970-01-01
    ChillerThanks, Mr. Connolly, for scaring me again and ensuring I sleep with the landing light on. Looking forward to your next one . . .