The Woman in the Woods: Book summary and reviews of The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly

The Woman in the Woods

A Charlie Parker Thriller

by John Connolly

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The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly
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  • Published Jun 2018
    496 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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When the body of a woman - who apparently died in childbirth - is discovered, Parker is hired to track down both her identity and her missing child.

In the beautiful Maine woods, a partly preserved body is discovered. Investigators realize that the dead young woman gave birth shortly before her death. But there is no sign of a baby.

Private detective Charlie Parker is hired by a lawyer to shadow the police investigation and find the infant but Parker is not the only searcher. Someone else is following the trail left by the woman, someone with an interest in much more than a missing child…someone prepared to leave bodies in his wake.

And in a house by the woods, a toy telephone begins to ring and a young boy is about to receive a call from a dead woman.

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"Starred Review. [P]erfectly blends the natural and the supernatural...Fans will agree that this is Connolly's masterpiece." - Publishers Weekly

"Another winner in a consistently high-quality series." - Booklist

"A complicated plot, richly drawn characters, and a vein of horror will keep readers devouring the pages." - Kirkus

"This haunting thriller will keep you reading into the night with the lights on and the phone turned off." - RT Book Reviews

"Fans of gothic horror, a genre not out of place in Maine or Ireland, should enjoy Connolly's blend of crime and supernatural horror." - Crime Reads

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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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