I enjoyed this one as much as Every Dead Thing and The Book of Lost Things. There were some very powerfully graphic scenes that offered the most suspenseful of the Charlie Parker series.
Since spiders do completely frighten me, this book certainly had its moments of giving me that creeping feeling and turning up the lights to make sure that spiders hadn't crawled out of fiction and into reality in my room! This one was certainly the most horrifying, at least in conjunction with my particular phobias.
I am quite anxious to read his other books!
This is not your run of the mill thriller. The Killing Kind is intelligently written, in a style that is as intense as it is lyrical. This is book 3 of the Charlie Parker series and though it stands alone, it also resolves some of the questions left unanswered in the first two books. A great read!
Charlie "Bird" Parker, who's a tortured soul, finally has gotten some peace in his life. He's only taking on white collar cases and has gotten some of the violence out of his life. When he's hired to investigate the death of a young woman he once knew, he's forced back into the life he's been trying to distance himself from. Very dark and violent, yet so eloquently written. Not for the faint of heart.
when the discovery of a mass grave in maine reveals the grim truth behind the disappearance of a religious community, private detective, charlie parker is drawn into a violent conflict with a group of zealots intent on tracking down a relic that could link them to the slaughter.
John Connolly is a master storyteller and he has outdone himself with "The Killing Kind". DO not pick it up UNLESS you have some major time to spend. The colorful characters will grab you by the throat -- WOW, what a book. Not to be missed.
When the discovery of a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the grim truth behind the disappearance of a religious community, private detective Charlie Parker is drawn into a violent conflict with a group of zealots intent on tracking down a relic that could link them to the slaughter. Haunted by the ghost of a small boy and tormented by the demonic killer known as Mr. Pudd, Parker is forced to fight for his lover, his friends....and his very soul.