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)
Release DateApr 5th, 2018
PublisherHodder & Stoughton
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Horror, Crime

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

  • Debra
    ***CRACK***That is the sound of John Connolly hitting it out of the ball park yet again! I honestly think these books are getting better and better! This is the sixteenth book in the series and it feels as if Connolly is only getting warmed up! I was first introduced to this series when I received book twelve, The Wolf in Winter, through a goodreads give away!!! I was hooked!!!! I have gone back and read some previous books but have been on top o...
  • Karl
    The 16th Charlie Parker novel, “THE WOMAN IN THE WOODS”, went on sale in Ireland at the beginning of February 2018, and will be available in the UK on April 5, 2018 then in the United States, sometime in June 2018.Does size matter? John Connolly’s new Parker book “The Woman in the Woods” checks in at almost five hundred pages. It’s amazing to realize that these Parker books have been gracing our bookshelves for twenty years now. Datin...
  • Phrynne
    John Connolly never lets me down and this book, the sixteenth in his Charlie Parker series, is no exception. The main characters, Charlie, Louis and Angel, are all on my list of book heroes!This really is a series to read OCD style from book one. Each book, including this one, feeds on earlier characters and story lines and to properly appreciate many of the characters you have to have watched them grow. Charlie in particular has developed into a...
  • Char
    At this, the 16th novel in the Charlie Parker series, I find myself still blown away by the quality of the writing and the depth of the story. Charlie Parker rocks!But it's not just him, is it? It's Louis and Angel, a pair of gay henchmen, (but I mean "henchmen" in the best way), whose story has to be counted among the greatest love stories of all time, at least in my humble opinion. Their relationship is complicated and wonderful all at once, as...
  • Liz Barnsley
    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...
  • Jon Recluse
    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 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...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    To be reviewed over at Fresh Fiction!
  • Bam
    What sets these Charlie Parker thrillers apart from many other detective stories is the touch of the supernatural. In this latest in the series, a tree falls in the woods in Maine revealing the shallowly-buried remains of a young woman. Buried with her are a placenta and umbilical cord, so it appears she died in childbirth. But did her baby survive? Is it buried elsewhere?Charlie Parker is asked to investigate by the Jewish lawyer, Moxie Castin. ...
  • Monnie
    Oh, how I look forward to reading books in this series - this is the 16th, I believe, so I've had lots of practice. Even though my mystery/thriller tastes don't cross the line into the paranormal, I've made an exception for private detective Charlie Parker, who somehow managed to die three times and return to the land of the living. But that experience didn't leave him unscathed; inexplicably, he remains "connected" to that very dark place in whi...
  • Bill
    “It was the season of awakenings.”I couldn’t put this one down.Seriously.I love this series and this one was fuckin’ awesome from cover to cover. Can’t wait for the next in the series.If you aren’t reading John Connolly, then you are missing out big time.Seriously.
  • Brandon
    The Woman in the Woods is the sixteenth book in Connolly’s long-running Charlie Parker series yet it somehow feels just as fresh as the first. It’s hard to dive deep into the plot without potentially giving away some light spoilers from prior books, so if you want to remain a virgin to the series, maybe skip this review and go pick up Every Dead Thing already.The remains of a woman are discovered partially buried in the forest. Evidence sugge...
  • Thebooktrail
    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...
  • Mark
    After a year of anticipation the book did arrive and it took me some willpower to not drop everything I was doing and reading to start reading the new installment of this Charlie Parker novel. Which is quite a compliment if the 16th book in a series is that good and does not disappoint and actually makes you want to read the next book.John Connolly has written & created an interesting series starring PI Charlie Parker whose daughters look after h...
  • Rowena Hoseason
    Many readers typically discuss the darker, arcane side of John Connolly’s Charlie Parker series but – as the 16th book brilliantly demonstrates – there’s a solid private detective story at the core of this convoluted story. So while a dark cabal plots the end of everything and the rise of apocalyptic gods, social issues and the practical plight of credible people form the book’s main focus.Charlie has been hired to find a lost child, an...
  • Donna Davis
    Connolly is one of a handful of writers whose names I search when I go to Net Galley. He’s consistently brilliant, and so I am grateful to Atria Books and Net Galley for the review copy. This book is for sale now. This is number sixteen in the popular Charlie Parker series, which began as detective fiction with mystic overtones reminiscent of James Lee Burke, and in the last volume moved into the horror genre outright. Either way it’s a compe...
  • The Real Book Spy
    Read this review and more at Charlie Parker is back, and he throws down with the Devil himself in The Woman in the Woods, the 16th book in John Connolly’s New York Times bestselling series. Deep in the Maine woods, heavy rain leads to a disturbing revelation. The corpse of a young woman, her body perfectly preserved in a secret grave, is suddenly unearthed, raising a number of questions. Chief among them, what happened to...
  • Space Out With Sci Fi in June The Haunted Reading Room
    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...
  • Abby Slater- Fairbrother
    I absolutely adored this subtlety sinister crime fiction novel. I particularly enjoy the supernatural themes, that run throughout the series and are utterly menacing. For me, it is the perfect blend of crime fiction and horror and Charlie Parker is the perfect protagonist to guide you through the pages. The novel opens with Angel recovering from surgery for stage 2 colon cancer. So, Parker is one wingman down. This doesn’t impact the plot unrav...
  • The Just-About-Cocky Ms M
    EDITED TO PROVIDE A MORE IN-DEPTH REVIEW [which this book deserves!]:Wowza! John Connolly and Charlie Parker [and Angel and Louis and the Fulci Brothers] have never let me down, not since Book One, and here I am with Book Sixteen. I tried to make this one last, I really did, but I failed, and finished in two evenings. What is very true for me is that just one Connolly book makes up for the last four or five awful novels books I’ve struggled thr...
  • Kieron
    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...
  • Mary Wood
    John Connolly gets better and better. My favourite Charlie Parker so far. It's great to settle down with a book that you just know you are going to enjoy. He never disappoints. I hope he's not paving the way for the devolution of Louis though and that Angel is back in the next book to add his humanity and humour to the mix again.
  • Gavin Dimmock
    “The Woman In The Woods” by John ConnollyWhen I get a new diary at the start of each year, I dutifully enter the birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions for family and friends, along with the various dates of dental and medical appointments and reminders of taxes and insurances due and such other events. Then, despite my best efforts, I sometimes forget a few of them.And, as soon as I learn of it, I write into my diary the publication ...
  • Carl
    Sped through this like Sterling Moss in an elevator!Another great Charlie parker story that keeps a big toe in the supernatural, giving the reader two new creepy villains. Lots going on as Parker searches for a missing child while crossing paths with a new set of enemies.Another supernatural winner.
  • Steven Frost
    Hi guys hope you are all well.Having followed Charlie and associates throughout each and every escapade, I must admit to being in disagreement with a number of the 5* reviews. the previous two books appeared to be leading towards Charlie’s demise and his daughter Sam taking the family mantle of otherworldly champion of the lost. Don’t get me wrong I’m so pleased Charlie has re-established himself within this volume but where are the other c...
  • Hala
    Surely this is one of the best crime series in existence. I've been a fan for too long to be able to think objectively about the Charlie Parker books, so four stars, brilliant as usual.
  • Humberto (Letras de Medianoche)
    Jamas me habia sentido tan decepcionado con un libro, será porque es mi querido y entrañable amigo el autor? enserio no puedo. Un libro largo, absurdo, aguado, enserio perdí la fe.
  • Ruth Jones
    Excellent read.
  • Tracy
    An interesting story, might have developed the mysticism more?
  • Michael Hicks
    Deep in the Maine woods, a tree falls and unearths the remains of a woman, the only mark of her grave a Star of David carved into a nearby tree. Soon, a wave of violence will disrupt the lives of a handful of people as the search for the woman's child ensues, and the book the woman once possessed in the days leading to her demise. Drawn into this is Charlie Parker, a private investigator touched by darkness, and for whom violence surrounds him.Th...
  • John Wiltshire
    This is Connolly right at the top of his game. This novel is beautifully crafted with the action scenes spliced in such a way as to keep the tension right through to the end. Have I got niggles with the author? Sure. He seems to have gone the way of many (rich, successful) celebrities and be espousing an elitist form of social justice, using his characters to express his own beliefs. I overlooked it. The writing is that good. It's less easy to fo...