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Publisher Description

A USA TODAY Bestseller

“Complex, pulse-pounding...Connolly’s nuanced characterizations and facility at creating spooky atmospherics make it easy to suspend disbelief about the threat of cosmic horror from other dimensions.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Private Investigator Charlie Parker returns in this heart-pounding thriller as he seeks revenge against the darkest forces in the world, from the internationally bestselling author of the acclaimed The Woman in the Woods.

He is our best hope.

He is our last hope.

On a lonely moor in northern England, the body of a young woman is discovered. In the south, a girl lies buried beneath a Saxon mound. To the southeast, the ruins of a priory hide a human skull.

Each is a sacrifice, a summons. And something in the darkness has heard the call.

Charlie Parker has also heard it and from the forests of Maine to the deserts of the Mexican border, from the canals of Amsterdam to the streets of London, he will track those who would cast the world into darkness.

Parker fears no evil—but evil fears him.

With John Connolly’s signature “blend of crime and supernatural horror” (Crime Reads), A Book of Bones is a terrifying and suspenseful thrill ride that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

Mysteries & Thrillers
October 15
Atria/Emily Bestler Books

Customer Reviews

cartonpie ,

A Book of Bones

I wait impatiently for every new book from John Connolly. This latest installment in the Charlie Parker series was astonishingly good. I did not want to finish reading it, but it was so good I could not put it down. Connolly’s books cannot be read without a dictionary and an encyclopedia. I learn so much from every book. I love the Charlie Parker character. I will just have to wait for the next book.

docFergus ,


What began as a very interesting, compelling story turned into mush with too many obscure characters, too many innuendos, and too many departures from the plot. I usually look forward to Connolly’s books. This one wasn’t worth waiting for.

expatmia ,

So difficult a read

I read over 70 books a year— cover to cover. It is rare if I do not completely read a book. I tried again and agin but could not get past a third of the book. The minutiae was unnecessary and detracted from whatever direction the author wanted us to go. I have nothing positive to say.

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