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doc ð The Killing Kind Paperback read ç mbjuk ✓ When the discovery of a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the grim truth behind the disappearance of a religious community private detective Charlie Parker is drawn into a violent conflict with a group of zealots intent on tracking down a relic that could link them to theRlie Parker is drawn into a violent conflict with a group of zealots intent on tracking down a relic that could link them to the slaughter Haunted I think he saw certain acts of violence and cruelty and wondered if there were some deeds that were beyond even the potential of human beings to commit; if there were creatures both and less than human who preyed upon usThey were the violent ones the dark angelsThis is the third novel in the Charlie Parker thriller series And it’s a corker John Connolly writes beautifully and the dark subject matter appeals to me so I was always going to like this series but goodness gracious it’s splendid stuff There are people whose eyes you must avoid whose attention you must not draw to yourself They are strange parasitic creatures lost souls seeking to stretch across the abyss and make fatal contact with the warm constant flow of humanity They live in pain and exist only to visit that pain on others The books are pretty macabre and the villains are to the extent that the story reuires it caricatures Connolly however is very adept at dealing with larger than life characters Case in point Mr PuddThese are mystery novels but with a breath of that something extra that differentiates them from the pack The “supernatural” angle that Connolly introduces is purposefully vague and subtle so readers who normally don’t enjoy this kind of thing should have no problem here Also the novels absolutely have to be read in seuence to experience the character development of “Bird” Parker as the author intended Start with Every Dead ThingThere isn’t much to say Much like Charlie Parker himself these novels should not be underestimated They’re deceptively good each night when they returned home and tried to sleep they would wake to imagined howls and think that they were once again standing by the shores of the lake their hands cold and their boots thick with mud surrounded by the bones of the dead

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By the ghost of a small boy and tormented by the demonic killer known as Mr Pudd Parker is forced to fight for his lover his friendsand his very so This is a honeycomb worldYou must be careful where you stepAnd you must be ready for what you might findThis is the book where John Connolly really hits his stride with Charlie Parker we've had the first two books to ease us into this potentially uneasy mix of real and supernatural horror and it's time to hit that gas pedal and really go for it And he does With some of the most horrifying villains the series ever sees as well as good guys who really like to stretch the definition to the murkiest shade of grey they can you're in for some very unsettling reading And it's still all written in some of the most beautiful prose I've ever come across which makes for some exceptionally vivid scenes that still have me paranoid and checking every itch Arachnophobes bewareAt the end of the day though John Connolly and by proxy Charlie Parker still clearly believe in the best of humanity And in my mind that's the true heart of this series the part that pushes it so high up on the list no matter what horrors lie within these pages they're always balanced by that belief and that effort to do that right thing The nature of humanity its essence is to feel another's pain as one's own and to act to take that pain away There is a nobility in compassion a beauty in empathy a grace in forgiveness It's in contrasting that side of humanity with what happens when you encounter someone in which it's missing using shadow to throw the light into brilliant relief that John Connolly has done his best work This book is the earliest in the series to pull it off and if you couldn't stomach the first two I'd highly recommend you start here

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The Killing KindWhen the discovery of a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the grim truth behind the disappearance of a religious community private detective Cha Finally Connolly lives up to the promise in The Lovers book 8 in the Charlie Parker series It is a mystery series that often borders on horror a genre I prefer not to linger in however something about Connolly's writing is so evocative so full of humanity that I keep returning to his writing I think it might almost be the mirror image of much I enjoy perhaps because it centers around some of the most basic but darkest of emotions'There is a dark resource within all of us a reservoir of hurt and pain and anger upon which we can draw when the need arises Most of us rarely if ever have to delve too deeply into it That is as it should be because dipping into it costs and you lose a little of yourself each time a small part of all that is good and honorable and decent about youCharlie Parker is a haunted man The reader was never uite sure if they are literal haunts in the first two books but in this book it becomes clear that his visions are meaningful and real Charlie is bumming around his grandfather's house in Maine working out doing white collar investigative work when he's approached by a wealthy businessman and former senator to investigate the apparent suicide of Grace Peltier a graduate student researching local cults At the same time a mass grave is uncovered in a nearby development and Parker starts seeing a young boy in broken eyeglasses with a wooden sign hung round his neck He attempts to meet with the leader of The Fellowship a splinter religious group but it seems to consist of an office front and nothing As he persists he attracts the attention of the antagonistic Mr Pudd and far far too many spiders Oh by the way this entire book is a trigger for the arachnophobicNarrative is thankfully linear with intermittent interruptions from Grace's thesis as a way of giving the background on the Fellowship Not a bad techniue mostly because it doesn't read anything like a real thesis like a local tale I imagine those who have actually written a thesis in anthropologysociology would be snerking and chortling at these sections It serves to emphasize both the hope of people who follow a devout path and the unscrupulousness of many of the leadersI enjoy Connolly's writing a balanced combination of world building action and both internalexternal dialogue I thought many passages resonant with emotional truths albeit difficult ones Again Connolly doesn't live in the 'happy' side of the human experience but in the world of loss pain and this time a touch of hope and the setting reflects this focusI should have felt pain I thought I should have felt the old agony But instead I experienced only a strange desperate gratitude for this place for the two fat old dogs and for the unsullied memories which they had left me For some things should never be allowed to fade away a place should be found for them in the present and the future so that they become a precious part of oneself something to be treasured instead of something to be fearedOh yes and the spiders Those passages are horrific and I confess to speed reading because heaven almighty I did not need those images seared in my brain But they areCharacterization feels full if somewhat archetypal Charlie is considering progressing his relationship with Rachel an arc continued from the last book There's a number of characters that amble in and out and I thought they felt solid even with short visits The father of the woman Curtis Peltier; the mobster Al Z reflecting on a long and storied career; the former roommate daffy Ali Wynn; and a handful of law enforcement agents; all give a nice flavor to the story and the investigation of the missing woman Parker's best friends are a pair of killers Angel and Louis and the three of them account for 90% of the humorous moments in the story Parker is notably world weary as well as focused on concepts of vengeance and justice and it gives him a certain cavalier approach when dealing with others When a client accuses Parker's work of being 'sleazy' Parker notesMr Hoyt had sex in the afternoon with a woman Neither of them is married What they did wasn't sleazy Your company paid me to listen in on them and that's where the sleaze part came inOverall solid evocative and nice contrast to some of my lighthearted reads that still represents a ethos I can appreciate As it has enough balance to the characters plot and setting I'll go on to the next Other reviews recommend reading the two relatively closely together so I have it waiting at the library