Narrated by Jeff Harding
Blurb: It is deep winter and the darkness is unending. A private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished and Charlie Parker is assigned to track him down. Parker’s employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found. Eklund is no ordinary investigator—he is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now Parker is drawn into Eklund’s world: a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts…
My Thoughts: Book 15 in the Charlie Parker series and my admiration and respect for him continues to grow. There is so much depth to John Connolly’s characters in this series that I just drown in their world every time I listen. Jeff Harding’s excellent narration just adds to the mystery and thrill of the story itself. Rather than try to review this book, because I loved every minute of it and have no critiques, I just want to say thank you to John Connolly for creating this series which has given me so much pleasure. I have just started listening to book 16 and am on pins and needles waiting for book 17 to become available in the U.S. After listening to this book, I am very excited to see where Mr. Connolly is going to take the character of Sam, Charlie’s daughter. I will never regret the day I picked up my first Charlie Parker novel.
Links: Amazon | Goodreads | Author’s website
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are all having a relaxing day. The sky is rather gray and cloudy but we had lots of sunshine yesterday. The snow is finally gone and the grass is starting to green up nicely. We’ve also got leaves budding on the trees which I love to watch. The songbirds are back. I was awoken by one this morning, though it sounded more like he was giving a lecture than singing a song. I still waiting to my first rabbit of the year. There are lots of wild rabbits in our area and they have a little path going across our yard but still waiting to see the first one this year.
April has been a pretty stressful month at work. We’re making this big transition of job duties which has might learning a lot of new stuff on top of what we already do. That has meant quite a bit of overtime and less reading time. Hopefully it will all settle down in the next two weeks and I can be a bit more relaxed. My son will be finishing his first year of college in the next couple of weeks. It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year. The end of a school year also means he has another birthday coming up.
I have been doing some reading and listening. Hopefully, I will get reviews up soon of “A History of Women in Medicine” by Sinead Spearing, and “The Murderer’s Son” by Joy Ellis, audio book version. I am currently reading “The Night Window” by Dean Koontz. My next listen will be “A Game of Ghosts” by John Connolly and my next read is one that my father has been asking me to read. It’s “On Pluto” by Greg O’Brien, subtitled “Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s”. I may have mentioned here that my mother has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and my dad says that after I read this book he will tell me what page she is on. I’m really not sure I want to know what’s to come but curiosity will win the day. So with fear and trepidation I’m going to dig into this man’s story.
That’s it for today’s random rambles. I hope you all have a great week and read some fabulous books along the way.