The Burning Soul: Book summary and reviews of The Burning Soul by John Connolly

The Burning Soul

A Charlie Parker Thriller

by John Connolly

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The Burning Soul by John Connolly
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  • Published Sep 2011
    416 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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What's the worst thing you've ever done?

"There are some truths so terrible that they should not be spoken aloud, so appalling that even to acknowledge them is to risk sacrificing a crucial part of one's humanity, to exist in a colder, crueler world than before."

Randall Haight has a secret: He is a convicted murderer, a man with the blood of a young girl on his hands. He has built a new life for himself in the small Maine town of Pastor’s Bay, but someone has discovered the truth about him. He is being tormented by anonymously sent reminders of his crime. He wants private detective Charlie Parker to make them go away.

Because Randall is telling lies...

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"Though the plot plods initially, Connolly later gathers momentum, and his portrayal of the perpetually troubled Charlie as ever rings true." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred. An intelligent, plausible thriller, both harrowing and memorable." - Kirkus Reviews

"This is more a detective story than a horror novel, but Connolly's plot twists are still sure to please his fans." - Library Journal

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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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