The Black Angel

The Black Angel

Book - 2015 | First Emily Bestler BooksAtria paperback edition.
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Detective Charlie Parker returns in The Black Angel , the sixth thriller by acclaimed New York Times bestselling author John Connolly.

The Black Angel begins with the mysterious abduction of a young woman. Intrigued by the case, Charlie Parker's longtime friend and professional killer, Louis, begins a solo search for the girl. The ties of friendship inevitably draw Parker into the search, as he soon discovers that the girl's disappearance is linked to a church of bones in eastern Europe, to the slaughter at a French monastery in 1944, and to the myth of an object known as the Black Angel. But the Black Angel is not a legend. It is real. It lives. It dreams. And the mystery of its existence may contain the secret of Parker's own origins...

As with his previous novels, John Connolly masterfully intertwines mystery, emotion, violence, and the supernatural in this raw and gripping thriller. Fast-paced, spellbinding, and elegantly written, this is John Connolly at his chilling best.
Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, [2015]
Edition: First Emily Bestler BooksAtria paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9781501115837
Branch Call Number: FIC Conno
Characteristics: 579 pages ; 18 cm

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pspice
May 29, 2017

Excellent. Connolly weaves his historical research into the story. You are being educated but it is so natural it does not detract from the flow of the story or the characters. As always, creepy, horrifying, scary. And a flawed hero with nefarious sidekicks that you can't help but root for.

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Dreamstime
Apr 30, 2017

The Black Angel is a story that might keep Stephen King awake at night. John Connolly's tale is relentlessly grim from beginning to end. Our hero Charlie Parker is haunted by his tragic past as he pursues those who seek to find and free the terrible the Black Angel. The story builds a dreadful momentum from New York City to Eastern Europe. Thank God for Charlie's two sidekicks, Louis and Angel. I would encourage you to read the previous Charlie Parker stories since there are frequent comments about his past.

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sandra80
Aug 16, 2016

Loved it!

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ilovewhippets
Jun 30, 2015

I didn't care for the story. I didn't finish the book even. Just couldn't take it.

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