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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,775 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Connolly Narrator: Jay O. Sanders Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Charlie Parker Series Release Date:
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John Connolly's originality and talent for storytelling have quickly made him one of today's preeminent thriller writers. Now, in The Unquiet, private detective Charlie Parker returns to untangle a horrifying story of betrayal, unclean desires, and murder -- a story of never-ending evil whose conclusion is still unknown.

Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has gone missing. His daughter insists that he killed himself after allegations surfaced that he had betrayed his patients -- but when a killer obsessed with uncovering the truth behind his own daughter's disappearance comes seeking revenge, long-forgotten secrets begin to emerge. Hired by Dr. Clay's daughter to protect her from the predator on the loose, tortured and ingenious private detective Charlie Parker finds himself trapped between those who want the truth to be revealed and those who will go to any length to keep it hidden.

John Connolly masterfully intertwines secret lives and secret sins with the violence that so often lies beneath the surface of the honeycomb world in this gripping narrative. Fast-paced, hypnotic, and elegantly told, The Unquiet is John Connolly at his chilling best. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Hard to put down, harder to forget.” 

    Observer (London)

  • “In this scary, cerebral thriller from bestseller Connolly, his fifth to feature world-weary Maine PI Charlie Parker, Parker is haunted by the ghosts of his wife and daughter, who died under mysterious circumstances…Connolly is a master of suggestion, creating mood and suspense with ease, and unflinchingly presents a hard-eyed look at the horrors that can lurk in quiet, rustic settings.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The disquieting subject, coupled with Connolly’s dark, lyrical prose, will leave unshakable images lurking on the edge of the reader’s consciousness.” 


  • “Fans won’t be disappointed.” 

    Library Journal

  • A 2008 Macavity Award Finalist for Best Mystery Novel
  • A 2008 Barry Award Finalist for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Glen | 2/13/2014

    " John Connolly weaves a dark (partly supernatural) tale of a Private Investigator hired to help a woman deal with a stalker who is becoming violent and dangerous. In attempting to protect the woman and find out the cause of the stalkers' angst, PI Charlie Parker embarks on a journey that will uncover family secrets long buried, a ring of pedophiles and the very face of evil. The Unquiet is a book that pulls you along.....uncovering just enough throughout to keep you wondering. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kornela | 1/30/2014

    " I had to go out of town last week and a friend gave me this book to read while I was flying. It was a good plane book in that it was easy to follow and kept my interest during a long flying day. Overall, I found the book to be okay. It was a standard P.I. story with a little bit of supernatural suspense thrown in. Not very memorable but a pleasant, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patricia | 1/23/2014

    " Another random library find, I had never read anything by this author before and once I was done with this book I was determined to read more. It was a very, very, very dark book and the subject matter is definitely not for the weak at heart. But I like the way the author is able to weave some humor into humorless situations. I like the way he makes his characters at once believable and outlandish at the same time. It made me think of a strange combination of the movie 8MM, true crime fiction, with a bit of Joss Whedon and his snarky personality.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Barbara | 1/17/2014

    " I love his writing and the fact that the main character is flawed makes it a good read. "

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