The Wolf in Winter: Book summary and reviews of The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly

The Wolf in Winter

A Charlie Parker Thriller

by John Connolly

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The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly
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  • Published Oct 2014
    416 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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The next pulse-pounding thriller in John Connolly's internationally bestselling Charlie Parker series.

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 Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town…

But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous. Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, by rage, and by the desire for vengeance. In him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history, and in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet.

Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive.

Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins…

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"This dark thriller is sure to please Connolly's fans, although newcomers might want to read the previous books in the series (starting with Every Dead Thing) before attempting this one." - Library Journal

"While it helps to have read previous Parker novels, it's not a prerequisite for enjoying this witty and imaginative journey into the darker natures of men and things that go bump in the night." - Kirkus

"Connolly's writing is gripping, as always - the man is a real stylist - and fans of the Charlie Parker series are sure to give this one an enthusiastic response." - Booklist

"A compellingly flawed hero and a detail-rich plot make for another satisfying read, though the strong supernatural vein won't appeal to every crime fiction fan." - Publishers Weekly

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John Connolly Author Biography

Mark Condren

John Connolly was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1968 and has, at various points in his life, worked as a journalist, a barman, a local government official, a waiter and a dogsbody at Harrods department store in London.  (A dogsbody, for our North American friends, is a 'go-fer'.) He studied English in Trinity College, Dublin and journalism at Dublin City University, subsequently spending five years working as a freelance journalist for The Irish Times newspaper. He divides his time between Dublin and Portland, Maine; makes regular donations to the wine industry; and keeps a number of dogs in a remarkable degree of comfort.

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John Connolly: John CON-a-lee

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