Book Reviews of Dark Hollow (Charlie Parker, Bk 2)

Dark Hollow (Charlie Parker, Bk 2)
Dark Hollow - Charlie Parker, Bk 2
Author: John Connolly
ISBN-13: 9780743410229
ISBN-10: 074341022X
Publication Date: 8/27/2002
Pages: 504
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 98 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Dark Hollow (Charlie Parker, Bk 2) on + 242 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I found "Dark Hollow" filled with suspense and hard to put down. The author, John Connolly, really has 2 stories going on in this book. There's mystery, suspense, well rounded characters, a twisting plot and a likable main character. Charlie Parker is a somewhat psychic private detective who manages to pursue cases of some of the most wicked characters in literature. The wicked person here is Caleb Kyle, a scary sadist whose eyes are filled with evil. The plot is intricate but not too much. Enough to enjoy the surprises along the way as Charlie and friends, Angel and Louis, battle the mob, ignorant rednecks and assassins.
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Helpful Score: 3
very spooky,a little to much blood for my liking
ocnsangel avatar reviewed Dark Hollow (Charlie Parker, Bk 2) on + 224 more book reviews
was exceptional new author for me, i have ordered two more
of his books after reading this one.
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great horror read
reviewed Dark Hollow (Charlie Parker, Bk 2) on + 11 more book reviews
Not bad. A little predictable, though.
artsncrafts avatar reviewed Dark Hollow (Charlie Parker, Bk 2) on + 52 more book reviews
Really enjoyed this book - a former police detective, now a PI in Maine, becomes involved in a twisted set of crimes in far northern Maine -the Dark Hollow of the title. He is a person haunted by a number of ghosts - that of his murdered wife and child as well as others from the past and present, and that drives the plot. The writing grabbed me right from the beginning, and the constant plot turns kept me reading eagerly. I could really "see" the action as if it were a movie. In fact, I think this would make a fine movie! The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was that the characters' spoken dialog was a tiny bit trite.
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Wow! Liked it a lot.
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The second installment in the Charlie âBirdâ Parker series. Another involving, gruesome story. Didn't think it was as good as âEvery Dead Thingâ but still a cut above your average murder/thriller.
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While I have immensely enjoyed two other Connolly novels, this one wasn't quite as engrossing. The plot was surprising, but I just can't rate this one as high as his others. I hope that his next book, The Killing Kind, recaptures some of this lost magic.
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Loved it.
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I'm the pickiest reader alive, and I never post a book I didn't like!
Calliope13 avatar reviewed Dark Hollow (Charlie Parker, Bk 2) on + 98 more book reviews
Haunted by the murder of his wife and daughter, former New York police detective Charlie Parker retreats home to Scarborough, Maine, to rebuild his shattered life. But his return reawakens old ghosts, drawing him into the manhunt for the killer of yet another mother and child. The obvious suspect is the young woman's violent ex-husband. But there is another possibility-a mythical killer who lurks deep in the dark hollow of Parker's own past, a figure that has haunted his family for generations: the monster known as Caleb Kyle....
Linda avatar reviewed Dark Hollow (Charlie Parker, Bk 2) on + 770 more book reviews
Haunted by the murder of his wife and daughter, former New York police detective Charlie Parker retreats home to Main to rebuild his shattered life. But his return reawakens old ghosts, drawing him into the manhunt for the killer of yet another mother and child.
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from Publishers Weekly---"Grim, hard-edged and compulsively readable"
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New York Police detective Charlie Parker retreats to Maine to escape his wife's death and rebuild his life. He uncovers dark secrets from his past, and a figure who has haunted his family for generations...