Charlie Parker returns in the chilling new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE REAPERS
John Connolly was born in Dublin in 1968. His debut - EVERY DEAD THING - swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers, and all his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He is the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award.
More restrained and reflective ... but no less powerful Marcel Berlins, Sunday Times As ever with Connolly, the macabre narrative is couched in prose that is often allusive and poetic. Barry Forshaw, Independent Visionary brand of neo-noir ... terrifically exciting, tightly plotted ... written in an uncommonly fine, supple, sensuous prose. Irish Times Tremendous stuff, as Connolly's novels always are. Mark Timlin, Independent on Sunday His latest plot is a clever mixture of quest and chase, written in prose that unfolds at warp speed, and rarely fails to sing. Observer A tightly plotted, beautifully constructed novel where John Connolly exhibits his considerable skills. crimesquad You may think at times you are reading a literary novel but then Connolly will remind you he's just as adept at the violent strategies of the thriller. Either way you will be left shaken by the experience. Daily Express His usual intriguing blend of fast-paced crime fiction and fantasy. Independent A strange, compelling mixture of genuinely scary gothic horror, humour and hard-nosed crime, The Lovers is among his best. Best read by torchlight in a broken-down car, right at the end of a forest track. During a storm. Herald 'Superbly written ... another excellent entry in the Charlie Parker series and can be easily read as a stand-alone' 4 stars RTE Guide