The Burning Soul

The Burning Soul

By John Connolly

Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781439165287, 474pp.

Publication Date: June 26, 2012

Description
Darkly brilliant and intuitive private detective Charlie Parker returns in a thrilling story of unspeakable horrors past and present from internationally bestselling author John Connolly.""
There are some truths so terrible that they should not be spoken aloud. Here is one of those truths: aft er three hours, the abduction of a child is routinely treated as a homicide.
When a girl disappears from a small Maine town, her neighbor a recluse named Randall Haight starts receiving anonymous letters that contain tormenting references to a different teenage girl, murdered long ago. For many years, Randall has kept a secret: when he was fourteen, he was convicted of killing that girl. Now, his former life has returned to haunt him, and he hires private detective Charlie Parker to make it go away. But in a town built on blood and shadowed by old ghosts, where too many of the living are hiding secrets, the past cannot be dismissed so easily. As Parker unravels a twisted, violent history involving a doomed mobster and his enemies, the police, and the FBI, his search returns again and again to Randall Haight. Because Randall is still telling lies. . . .


About the Author
John Connolly is the author of the Charlie Parker series of mystery novels, the supernatural collection "Nocturnes, " and (with Jennifer Ridyard) the Samuel Johnson and Chronicles of the Invaders series for younger readers. He lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnollyBooks.com, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks


Praise For The Burning Soul

“An intelligent, plausible thriller, both harrowing and memorable.”—Kirkus Reviews



“Connolly’s latest Charlie Parker thriller offers a powerful story line that weaves together suspense, mystery and a small touch of the supernatural.”—Kirkus Reviews



“A superb mystery.”—Mystery Gazette



“Compulsively readable. . . .crackling to a smoking conclusion.”—New Orleans Times-Picayune



“A complex story leading to an explosive and terrifying end game.”—The Irish Independent