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The Burning Soul (Charlie Parker Series #10)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

a superb mystery

In Pastor's Bay, Maine Randall Haight consults with attorney Aimee Price over unsigned threatening letters he receives in the mail at a time when fourteen years old Anna Kore vanished from a strip mall. The anonymous author knows who Randall was. When he was fourteen ...
In Pastor's Bay, Maine Randall Haight consults with attorney Aimee Price over unsigned threatening letters he receives in the mail at a time when fourteen years old Anna Kore vanished from a strip mall. The anonymous author knows who Randall was. When he was fourteen years old William Lagenheimer and a buddy raped and killed a teenage African-American girl. He was convicted and did time. Upon his release, the state court granted him a new identity.

Aimee persuades private investigator Charlie Parker to look into who the pen pal is and if the timing is deliberate to make Haight the suspect in the Kore case. Although Charlie detests doing anything for a rapist-killer, he begins his inquiry into Haight's claims of being a victim, a town without pity horrific heritage and the Kore clan's bloody secrets.

The latest Charlie Parker investigation (see The Whisperers) is a superb mystery as readers will understand troubled Parker's self flagellation as he realizes perhaps too late his arrogance could harm the abductee. The story line starts slow but a few chapters in accelerates into a terrific running out of clock thriller with a great late twist as Parker and law enforcement know each hour a kidnap victim remains a captive means it is less likely finding the person alive. Readers will appreciate Parker's doubts as he wonders if he is doing more harm than good.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on August 24, 2011

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Good - but not his best!

I've been a fan of the Charlie Parker novels written by John Connolly for years. "The Burning Soul" was entertaining and many of the great characters created by Connolly in this series made an appearance in the novel. However, the story did slow down a bit for me at tim...
I've been a fan of the Charlie Parker novels written by John Connolly for years. "The Burning Soul" was entertaining and many of the great characters created by Connolly in this series made an appearance in the novel. However, the story did slow down a bit for me at times, and I had to do some backtracking to keep up with the plot. If you are new to this series, this probably isn't the best novel to start with. Go back to some of the earlier stories like "The Reapers" to get a better appreciation for this author's work.

posted by j_hurst on November 1, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2014

    Terrible book

    Difficult to follow and poorly written. It would appear he's more interested in sloppy political theory than creative writing. I didn't get my money's worth on this one but fortunately it was under a buck.
    This was a total waste oftime and 99 cents. (Couldn't post this with "0" rating stars)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    Not worth reading

    Very hard to follow and confusing. The ending was pretty good but not worth reading the entire book.

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    Posted October 16, 2011

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