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The Unquiet

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The Unquiet

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
John Connolly
publisher:
Atria
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Fiction

We gave it a B

In his sixth outing, investigator Charlie Parker is hired to thwart a shifty ex-con stalking one of his clients, Rebecca Clay. But workaholic Parker can’t just protect her and punch-out: He discovers a vile tradition of child abuse by bird-masked men — the same guys the ex-con is also pursuing. Supernatural elements — an ominous man who takes souvenirs at death scenes, hollow-eyed ghosts, words written in dust — clumsily weave through the story’s otherwise meaty, tangled fabric. Gimmicks aside, complex hero Parker is the chief draw in The Unquiet — he’s got a revenge-inspired evil streak to him, but metes out justice freely to those who truly deserve it. B

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