Dark Hollow

Dark Hollow

Book - 2009 | Pocket Books pbk. ed.
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Haunted by the murder of his wife and daughter, former New York policedetective Charlie Parker retreats home to Scarborough, Maine, to rebuild his shattered life. But his return awakens old ghosts, drawing him into the manhunt for the killer of yet another mother and child. The obvious suspect is the young woman's violent ex-husband. But there is another possibility -- a mythical figure who lurks deep in the dark hollow of Parker's own past, a figure that has haunted his family for generations: the monster known as Caleb Kyle....

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2009, c2000.
Edition: Pocket Books pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781416595991
1416595996
Characteristics: 504 p. ; 18 cm.

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Mar 05, 2017

Connolly's first Charlie Parker book was great. This, his second, only a little less intense but well worth a read. I am now waiting for the third, e-version of The Killing Kind, and have already skipped ahead and finished 5 of his other novels. So nice to find a writer that does not disappoint or start phoning it in. His care with story and character is evident and the intersection of detective, suspense, horror and supernatural genres handled with aplomb..

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Dreamstime
Sep 24, 2015

A relentless drumbeat of dread as detective Charlie "Bird" Parker faces several sinister characters in bloody confrontation in rural frigid Maine. Dark Hollow was a surprise for me and is now on my list of my top five detective novels. Connolly writes with just a touch of Steven King. I am looking forward to reading his next book... with my lights on.

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