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Connolly has crafted a fantastic procedural with some light horror elements. Sally I both enjoyed Connolly's voice, as well as the way the story of the town of Prosperous unfolds. Charlie Parker's investigation into the suspicious death of a homeless man, and the search for the man's missing daughter lead him to the town of Prosperous, Maine. Is something sinister going on in Prosperous (a town that continues to thrive, while others around it don't), or is Charlie Parker investigating the delusions of a man who's spent too much time living alone on the streets? If you've never read this series, this is a good place to jump in. Some of Parker's past factors into the story, but Connolly does a good job of getting the reader up to speed. You won't feel lost, but when you're finished you'll want to learn more about Parker's previous cases.
The next pulse-pounding thriller in John Connolly's internationally bestselling Charlie Parker series.
The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children's future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at the heart of Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town...
But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous. Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, by rage, and by the desire for vengeance. In him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history, and in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet.
Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive.
Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins...