Wolf in Winter by John Connolly, a review

Wolf in Winter by John Connolly is called a A Charlie Parker Thriller by the publisher,

Charlie Parker refers to the name of the detective who is on the search for missing young woman. 
Yes, it is a thriller, but it certainly has the elements of a horror novel too.

As Parker follows the trail for the missing woman he comes to the odd town of Prosperous. The residents of the town are obviously hiding big secrets. The author lets the reader into some of these secrets though not all of them are revealed by the end of the book.

The story brings in characters from other Parker books--but I didn't feel I was missing anything by not having read the earlier ones in the series.

There are many who meet their end as the story plays out, some who deserve it and some who don't.

Parker himself is confronted with danger multiple times, and many things are not resolved by the end. 

This is definitely one of those books that you have to keep on reading to the last page. Connolly is a master at spinning words into a thrilling web of surprising twists.

Yes, I liked it and I'll be watching for the next one. After all, I want to find out what Charlie Parker chooses.


The book was sent to me by the publisher.


Thonie Hevron said…
Thanks for the honest review, Marilyn. I will add this to my list of books to read for 2015.

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