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Publisher's Summary

The new thrilling instalment of John Connolly's popular Charlie Parker series.

It is spring, and the mummified body of a young Jewish woman is discovered buried in the Maine woods. It is clear that she gave birth shortly before her death.

But there is no sign of a baby.

Private detective Charlie Parker is engaged by the lawyer Moxie Castin to shadow the police investigation and find the infant, but Parker is not the only searcher. Someone else is following the trail left by the woman, someone with an interest in more than a missing child, someone prepared to leave bodies in his wake.

And in a house by the woods, a toy telephone begins to ring.

For a young boy is about to receive a call from a dead woman....

©2018 John Connolly (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • Jal
  • 27-09-2018

Charlie Parker never fails to thrill me

I intend to read (I meant to say listen to all Charlie's adventures. I believe I have every one of John Connolly's titles in my bookcase.. Love Audible...Joy Loggie...

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Loved it!

My favourite author by far.
I loved the humour tucked neatly amongst the action, and always Louis and Angel. A great story with great characters and all the twists and turns you come to expect from this series.

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Another great audio book

Interesting yarn that leaves you wanting more, the reader took a chapter or two to get into stride after that flawless effort

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  • geraldine correia
  • 15-06-2019

superb

very good. it is well paced and gradually revealing of the plot. well read, adequate tones of voices, easy to portray characters.

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  • Liz
  • 26-02-2020

Disappointing

As one who can't bear fantasy and sci-fi I found the supernatural element to the story really irritating and unnecessary. I wish it had been mentioned in the blurb for the book as then I wouldn't have bought it. Also as another reviewer mentioned, the idea that Louis would burn a vehicle because of a Confederate flag is ridiculous. Otherwise, a good story overall, and as usual, superbly read by Jeff Harding.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-2018

Well worth the wait!

Listening to Jeff Harding narrate a John Connolly’s books is time spent in the company of masters of their crafts. How long do I have to wait for the next instalment?

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  • Sandy
  • 09-04-2018

Brilliant!

love the way John Connolly writes and Jeff Harding brings Charlie Parker et el to life.

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  • Lenny
  • 07-07-2018

Left wanting more

Another great story by John Connolly. Love Charlie Parker, but so many questions remain unanswered, hoping there will be another book to answer them all.

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  • Nadine Russell 🐾
  • 18-06-2018

Connolly's done it again.

Yet another awesome installment in the Charlie Parker story. I dont know where to begin, or where to end in my review. Just know, it kept me awake, and it was almost impossible to find a suitable place to pause the book. You've been warned...

The Woman in the Woods also shows a unexpected 'human' side to Louis, including a few 'lump in the throat' moments. (Perhaps almost a tear.)

As expected, a fantastic performance by Jeff Harding. I'm so impatient and want for the next book already!

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  • Barbara
  • 17-06-2018

Brilliant

Again really brilliant I sow enjoy the Charlie Parker books the narrative is excellent. How does the author keep on top of his game.

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  • sarah
  • 11-06-2018

Simply Brilliant!

The best yet. I enjoyed every second of this tale spun by a genius storyteller.

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  • luke Saunders
  • 03-06-2018

Good Book and enjoyed it

Good Book and enjoyed it, not as good as some of the others in the series but you won't be disappointed.

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  • J Blackmur
  • 03-05-2018

Another fantastic book

John Connolly is one of my all time favourite authors, and although the description of this book didn’t quite appeal, I eventually decided to purchase it anyway, because of my enjoyment of Connolly’s previous books. This didn’t disappoint...gripping, multi-layered and with the addition of the unique mysticism which sets Connolly’s books apart from the rest. Thoroughly recommended...

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  • D. J. Scott
  • 02-05-2018

Excellent narration

Great set up for next book Jeff Harding brings these books to life great story as always

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  • L M McDermott
  • 02-05-2018

great listen .

being a fa of John Connolly's books this was a fantastic story . Well read and enthralling right to the end.
Highly recommend it

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