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The Lovers (Charlie Parker Series #8)
     

The Lovers (Charlie Parker Series #8)

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by John Connolly
 

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JOHN CONNOLLY WRITES A LYRICAL, HAUNTING TALE THAT TURNS TO PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR CHARLIE PARKER’S HIDDEN PAST . . . AND A SEARCH THAT FORCES HIM TO INVESTIGATE ALL THAT HE HAS EVER BELIEVED TRUE ABOUT HIS BELOVED PARENTS—AND HIMSELF.

Stripped of his license, Charlie Parker takes a job in a Portland

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The Lovers (Charlie Parker Series #8) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
marshaK More than 1 year ago
This was my very first John Connolly book. It will not be my last. I had not read anything about it - merely bought it based on jacket description.I simply could not stop reading this book.I literally read into the early morning hours. The only reason I did not post a 5 is that there were several places where I did get lost and hand to reread in order to make sense of what was happening. Charlie Parker was a flawed protagonist but very likable, in spite of his flaws. One thing I wanted to know more about was "Why" he was chosen. I am assuming he would have been a threat to their existence. The story was engrossing and pulled me in quickly. I will be checking into more of Mr.Connolly's books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for the typical private eye formula thriller, John Connolly is not for you. If you are looking for a unique superbly written detective/horror/supernatural type story, welcome to the world of Charlie Parker. While other reviewers complain about the supernatural element of Connolly's novels, they miss the point entirely. Connolly's Parker is somehow tied to the mythological fallen angels of ancient scriptures, and with each novel we learn a bit more of about who Charlie may be, the evil he is meant to battle, and what purpose he is destined to fulfill. With "The Lovers", Connolly goes farther than he ever has in developing this fundamental character concept. Parker is not just a tough guy private eye out to shoot the bad guys. Charlie battles true evil, not just your basic criminal element. For those new to the Charlie Parker series, typically, Connolly tries to write stand alone stories that only briefly reference components of other Connolly novels to provide some background on his character or plot development. To fully appreciate "The Lovers", one really need to have read the previous books in the series to understand the implications of all that is said and takes place. For Charlie Parker fans who appreciate the character John Connolly is building, "The Lovers" is an excellent building block.
Mongobear More than 1 year ago
Another Gerat Read from John Connolly. You get to see the back story to Charlie Parker and his family.
Mrfar2you More than 1 year ago
His best work since Dark Hollow or Killing Kind. I have loved all of his books, but this is a return to the best of the Parker series. Connolly's characters are people you know, minus the seeing dead folks stuff. You can feel the characters and you love to see the bad things happen to the bad guys. Everything I read that is not Connolly is just filler until the next Connolly hits the shelf.
Nancsu More than 1 year ago
Ive' read all of John Connolly, novels and think he is very very good at what he does. Although, I did miss Louis and Angel this answered alot of questions raised in the series- of Charlie Parker. I read in a start to finish would not put it down.
jackie88 More than 1 year ago
I look forward to all John Connolly books. I particularly welcomed this look into Charlie Parker's mysterious past and was not disappointed. As always the answers revealed lead to more questions, which is what makes this series so addictive. Parker and his friends Angel and Louis are strangely compelling, and I do mean strangely. Although the tales are dark and disturbing - they literally haunt my dreams - the writing is surprisingly beautiful and often lyrical. The Lovers would also be a good introduction for any reader new to the series. Warning - once you start any John Connolly novel you cannot put it down (and it may disrupt your sleep.)
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