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  1. The Wolf in Winter: A Charlie Parker Thriller
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  2. The Wolf in Winter: A Charlie Parker Thriller

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
John Connolly
Binding
Kindle Edition
Edition
Reprint
EISBN
9781476703206
Format
Kindle eBook
Label
Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Manufacturer
Atria/Emily Bestler Books
NumberOfPages
433
PublicationDate
2014-10-28
Publisher
Atria/Emily Bestler Books
ReleaseDate
2014-10-28
Studio
Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Thank you kindly to Ellie Cheele for arranging the copy via Netgalley. You are now one of my favourite people!

The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children’s future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at the heart of the Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town . . .
Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive.

First things first – if you have not yet started this series then LOOK AWAY NOW there may be minor spoilers ahead for previous novels (very minor but still!) and also – on top of that – if you HAVENT read them then why the heck not? Off you go. Every Dead Thing is where you start..

So we come to “The Wolf in Winter”. At the end of the previous book the murky relationship between Charlie and The... Read more
This is the twelfth in the Charlie Parker series. It's part mystery, part thriller, and part fantasy, and all the parts work together beautifully. Unlike most series featuring a single hero (or anti-hero), one never knows if Parker will survive any story. He is very close to Something Beyond, and this has been developed since the first novel. I think this is the best book so far, for the chilling story and the underlying premise. I read them out of order and would like to point out that some of the characters are not clearly defined for someone who hasn't encountered them before, like Believers and Principal Backers. One might liken Parker to the wolf of the title, but the wolf can't escape his fate, while Parker has the ability to choose within limited parameters. The plot starts out simply enough, with a homeless man seeking his homeless daughter, who has vanished after telling someone that she was offered a job. He winds up hanged in a deserted building and the police are willing... Read more
A girl named Annie is being held captive in an unfriendly town called Prosperous. Suspecting that his daughter is in trouble but finding himself unwelcome in Prosperous, Annie's homeless father hopes to get help from Charlie Parker. The father is found swinging from a rope before they have a chance to talk.

Prosperous, notable for its old English church that once hosted a now defunct religion, is one of the creepy, incestuous towns that writers of horror and crime novels like to create. The residents of Prosperous share a secret and are hostile to outsiders who might learn its dirty business. John Connolly provides enough background to the town and its people to make it believable but not so much as to slow the story with needless detail.

Connolly weaves the history of the mystic religious sect into a plot that takes Parker to Prosperous as he follows the trail of the homeless man's missing daughter. About halfway into the novel, the story takes a supernatural... Read more
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