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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,313 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Connolly Narrator: George Guidall, Tony War Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Charlie Parker Series Release Date:
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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.

But another girl has gone missing, this time from Pastor’s Bay itself, and her family has its own secrets to protect. Now, in a town built on blood and shadowed by old ghosts, Parker must unravel a twisted history of violence and deceit involving the police and the FBI, a doomed mobster and his enemies, and Randall Haight himself.

Because Randall is telling lies. . . . Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Riveting and chilling.”

    San Francisco Examiner

  • “An abyss of pain and madness.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “Compulsively readable…crackling to a smoking conclusion.” 

    New Orleans Times-Picayune

  • “A complex story leading to an explosive and terrifying end game.”

    Irish Independent

  • “Superb.”

    Mystery Gazette

  • “Connolly’s slightly supernatural take on the classic private eye is wholly unique, and Ward and Guidall serve this book well in bringing it to life.”


  • “A powerful story line that weaves together suspense, mystery, and a small touch of the supernatural…An intelligent, plausible thriller, both harrowing and memorable.” 

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lizzie | 2/15/2014

    " I'm a John Connolly fan so slipped comfortably into his style and the characters without needing explanations. However if it's your first JC then Charlie Parker will be a stranger to you - but not for long. I think these books are terrific - a blend of friendship and loss, scary drifts through reality in the netherworld and whether you're a believer in wraiths and shadows of dead people or not JC keeps it real enough for the story to work on many levels. This book worked for me - and I recommend it to you... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Glen | 2/11/2014

    " Just read the first few pages - and after that you will not be able to stop - the chill starts. Not the best Charlie Parker novel feel needed more Angel & Louis and an ending with his daughter to send a chill down the spine would have been good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Don Sparrow | 2/10/2014

    " This latest ( # 10 ) in the "Charlie Parker" series is OK because I just love the series.. It probably deserves 3.5 stars. If this was the first book in the series that you read I don't think you'd be rushing out to buy all the others. But take it from me...do yourself a favour and get the first novel in this series "Every Dead Thing" and you will be hooked.This was a good thriller with several surprises at the end that you will not see coming. Parker's friends Angel, Louis and the Fulci brothers show up in the story. Unfortunately for me their parts are limited. I really enjoyed the books where they were more significant to the story. Still a very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Kovner | 2/8/2014

    " One of the best Charlie Parker books. A tight, exciting mystery. "

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