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, Fantasy, Supernatural

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

  • Meredith
    This is how it’s done!The Woman in the Woods is a dark, complex, mystery/thriller about a female corpse that’s literally unearthed in the Maine woods. The plot is almost too complicated to describe, so I am only going to include basic details: Charlie Parker is hired to investigate the corpse of the woman of the woods. His investigation puts him in contact with some unique, dangerous individuals. Characters from previous books make appearance...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Someday must I take time off from my busy reading schedule to re- read the Charlie Parker series. It's such a fabulous series and I envy those that have yet read a single book and will discover just how great the books are and have 16 (as of now) books to read. Do you need to read the previous books in this series before you read THE WOMAN IN THE WOODS? No, the books can be read as stand- alone, however, there is a theme running through the books...
  • Juli
    I usually have a rule about reading book series in order. The book blurb for this one sounded interesting enough for me to break my rule. The Woman in the Woods is the 16th book in the Charlie Parker series. While some characters from prior novels pop back up in this one, I was able to follow the story and figure things out enough to really enjoy this book. The plot is complex...the characters gritty....and the suspense almost unbearable. I loved...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sue
    Once again, John Connolly has written a great story in the further life of Charlie Parker as he continues his efforts to help his friends and those who have been harmed or threatened by evil, as he continues to grieve for his lost first family and almost anticipate that time he may join his first daughter on the other side. But he won’t hasten that time...too much unfinished work.In this episode, the title reflects a reality; a woman is found i...
  • Cathrine ☯️
    2.5 🤡 🤡 My first read by this writer and perhaps not the best place to start in this series? I'm not a fan of the supernatural but he's such a good writer he rather pulls it off some of the time. But what the heck was going on with the search for the Buried God, the Atlas, and preparations for the coming of the Not-Gods? Huh? Did I miss something in earlier installments? Do I even care to find out? Definitely had love/hate reactions with th...
  • 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...
  • Truman32
    I really like John Connolly’s Charlie Parker detective series. I’ve been reading them for almost twenty years now and I have found each new addition to be as reliably exciting and enjoyable as a starlit kiss on a Tahitian beach with 1980’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit supermodel and multimillionaire businesswoman Kathy Ireland. Sizzling! Connolly’s newest Parker thriller, The Woman in the Woods, however does not pack the usual heat. Instea...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sara
    I love the phrase, a sense of an ending. Endings are always viewed as such negative things. We equate ending with death or loss but putting it this way always makes me think more of falling into a pleasant sleep, finding peace after a very long, very hard road.I have a sense, finally, that the ending is coming for Charlie Parker. And while that is a tragedy it also fills me with a sense of grave joy. Because if ever a man has deserved a long rest...
  • aPriL does feral sometimes
    'The Woman in the Woods' is number 16 in the Charlie Parker detective series. While Charlie Parker is pursuing yet another possible fallen entity who is wreaking havoc on innocent people - because of a book! - his besties Louis and Angel are undergoing a different kind of wrestling match with Death.This is a dark, often horrific, series which must be read in order. Begin here: Every Dead Thing. Some of the novels have extreme graphic violence; ot...
  • Autumn Is Azathoth
    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...
  • Jannene
    This series seems to continue to get better with each book! I love Charlie and of course his buddies Louis and Angel. Louis adds a bit of comedy in this book which livens it up even more. I had moments where I just burst out laughing!
  • 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...
  • Gatorman
    Solid entry in the Charlie Parker series about the mystery of a dead girl found buried in the woods and the whereabouts of the child she appears, by the evidence, to have delivered prior to death. An interesting new villian, Quayle, and his creepy female partner, Mors, create plenty of tension and give Charlie something new to focus on. Louis and Angel make their appearances with Angel recovering from major surgery and Louis causing more trouble ...
  • Robert Dunbar
    Is this really -- possibly -- the 18th book I've read in this series? It's a brilliant series (though this is not the most satisfying book).