|About the Book|
When John Connolly burst upon the literary suspense scene in 1999, he was an immediate international sensation. His Every Dead Thing became an instantaneous bestseller in England, and here in America, his writing was greeted with extraordinaryMoreWhen John Connolly burst upon the literary suspense scene in 1999, he was an immediate international sensation. His Every Dead Thing became an instantaneous bestseller in England, and here in America, his writing was greeted with extraordinary accolades. He won the prestigious Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel, and, as the San Francisco Examiner wrote, John Connollys tale is as riveting and chilling as Thomas Harriss The Silence of the Lambs and James Pattersons Kiss the Girls.Now, Connolly returns with Dark Hollow, a terrifying and ingenious novel of a murderous spree that reaches back decades into the victims pasts. Back again is ex-New York Police Detective Charlie Bird Parker, who has returned to his hometown of Scarborough, Maine, after the vicious killings of his wife and daughter- it is time to leave the bloodstained streets of Manhattan and rebuild his familys house -- as well as his own life. But for Bird, returning to his roots means digging through a mountain of terror, as memories of his fathers and grandfathers untimely deaths resurface and drive him to join the manhunt for the killer of yet another mother and child. Though the obvious suspect is Billy Purdue, the violent former husband of the murdered young woman, another player lurks in this disturbing drama, someone entangled in the dark hollow of Birds past.Darkly atmospheric, tense and imbued with the page-turning ferocity that only the finest crime fiction offers, Dark Hollow is a stunning successor to Every Dead Thing, a testament to the burgeoning power of John Connolly to tell stories that thrill, frighten and haunt the soul.