by John Connolly (Hodder & Stoughton) R180, ISBN: 978-1-444756456
Harlan Vetter is dying and he has a secret to tell.
His home is on the edge of the Great North Woods. In the depth of these woods lies the wreckage of an aeroplane. The wreckage contains something more important than the bag of money taken by Harlan. He found a list with names; names of people who had sold their soul for power, money and prestige. The wreckage still lies undiscovered, its secrets obscured by the forest. The pilot has escaped. How? Where is he? There are people who want the list to remain hidden.
Private detective, Charlie Parker’s name is on that list and he wants to know why. Parker wants to find the secret behind the list but finds his investigation hampered by murders. The murders seem to be connected to a beautiful yet scarred woman and a silent child. A serial killer known as The Collector creates further complications for Parker’s investigation.
This is not a quick read. The reader gets an insight to the cursed and the ambitious. Connolly reveals the vulnerabilities of the greed of man and the forces of evil who feed on these vulnerabilities.
A thrilling book with an interesting cast. The suspense will keep the reader guessing until the end.
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