The eleventh Charlie Parker thriller
In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of an aeroplane is discovered. There are no bodies. No such plane has ever been reported missing, but men both good and evil have been seeking it for a long, long time. Hidden in the plane is a list of names, a record of those who have struck a deal with the Devil. Now a battle is about to commence between those who want the list to remain secret and those who believe that it represents a crucial weapon in the struggle against the forces of darkness.
The race to secure the prize draws in private detective Charlie Parker, a man who knows more than most about the nature of the terrible evil that seeks to impose itself on the world, and who fears that his own name may be on the list. It lures others too. But as the rival forces descend upon this northern state, the woods prepare to meet them, for the forest depths hide other secrets.
Someone has survived the crash. Some thing has survived the crash.
And it is waiting . . .
Haunting, scary and addictive . . . the finest crime series currently in existence. As always, the plot marries an ingenious, if recognisable, detective story with something wicked and otherwordly. - Indepent on Sunday
Few thriller writers can create a sense of menace and evil as deftly as Connolly does. Compelling. - Irish Independent
Connolly has always managed to deftly juggle the essential elements of genre fiction with his own supernatural flavour and WRATH is no exception . . . Connolly has crafted [Parker] so expertly. - Hot Press Ireland
With Connolly, good and evil are always too close for comfort - Daily Mirror
Connolly returns to page-turning form with his depiction of a moral world at the mercy of epic conspiracy and remorseless, primordial evil - The Irish Times
[What] is so impressive [is] the fact that he's able to work poetic language into the thriller format . . . You may think at times you are reading a literary novel but then Connolly will remind you he's just as adept at the violent strategies of the thriller. Either way you will be left shaken by the experience. - Daily Express
This thriller might just have you grasping for your childhood teddy. - Loaded
His latest plot is a clever mixture of quest and chase . . . rarely fails to sing - Observer
John Connolly is author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, The Book of Lost Things, the Samuel Johnson novels for young adults and, with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard, co-author of the Chronicles of the Invaders. John Connolly's debut - EVERY DEAD THING - introduced the character of Private Investigator Charlie Parker, and swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers. All his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He was the winner of the 2016 CWA Short Story Dagger for On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier from NIGHT MUSIC: Nocturnes Vol 2.
In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature. He was the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. BOOKS TO DIE FOR, which he edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Anthony, Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Non-Fiction work.