The White Road

The White Road

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Investigating the rape and murder of a wealthy Southern woman, for which a young African American faces the death penalty, private investigator Charlie Parker finds his efforts complicated by the machinations of an old adversary.

Simon and Schuster
John Connolly thrilled readers with his bestselling novels, Every Dead Thing, Dark Hollow, and The Killing Kind. Now he delivers spellbinding suspense as Charlie Parker races to unravel a brutal crime committed in the Deep South. After years of suffering unfathomable pain and guilt over the murders of his wife and daughter, private detective Charlie Parker has finally found some measure of peace. As he and his lover, Rachel, are awaiting the birth of their first child and settling into an old farmhouse in rural Maine, Parker has found the kind of solace often lost to those who have been touched by true evil. But darkness soon descends when Parker gets a call from Elliot Norton, an old friend from his days as a detective with the NYPD. Now practicing law in Charleston, South Carolina, Elliot is defending a young black man accused of raping and killing his white girlfriend, the daughter of a powerful Southern millionaire. Reluctantly, Parker agrees to help Elliot and by doing so ventures into a living nightmare, a bloody dreamscape haunted by the specter of a hooded woman and a black car waiting for a passenger who never arrives. Beginning as an investigation into a young woman's death, it is a fast-moving descent into an abyss where forces conspire to destroy all that Parker holds dear. Hailed as a "master storyteller" (The London Express) by critics stateside and abroad, Connolly has once again delivered a riveting and suspenseful story that draws readers toward the horrifying crossroads of the past and present, of the living and the dead. "We are trapped not only by our own history but by the histories of all those with whom we choose to share our lives," he writes. As chillingly as it is beautifully rendered, The White Road is sure to tread a frightening path for even the most world-weary crime fiction fan.

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2003
ISBN: 9780743456388
0743456386
Branch Call Number: MYS Connolly, J 100.4 2003
Characteristics: 392 pages ; 24 cm

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Dreamstime
Feb 26, 2016

Another spine chiller from John Connelly who channels Steven King in his plot and James Lee Burke (detective Dave Robicheaux) in his prose. As in his previous books, a relentless sense of dread permeates Charlie "Bird" Parker's efforts to overcome evil. Be warned... his stories are not for the squeamish, with a mood that is not just dark but midnight black. So keep the night light on.

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Farsight40
Dec 03, 2011

#4 in the Charlie Parker series

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