Time of Torment by John Connolly

I would like to read A Time of Torment by international bestselling author John Connolly. A Time of Torment is the fourteenth supernatural thriller to feature Dangerous and driven private investigator Charlie Parker, who is not like other men. He died, and was reborn and now has a penchant for the occult.

The novel concerns Jerome Burnel who was once hailed a hero after intervening to prevent multiple killings, however His life was subsequently torn apart by sinister unseen forces. Now Jerome is a convicted felon in Prison accused of sex offences. When Burnel is released from prison, he contacts private investigator, Charlie Parker. Burnel maintains that he was innocent and was framed. He shares his story with Parker because he believes that a girl’s life may be in danger and that he doesn’t have long to live. Shortly after meeting with Parker, Burnel mysteriously disappears.

The only clue that Burnel leaves Parker is that of “The Dead King,” which Parker eventually traces to a ruthless enclosed Appalachian community called The Cut” within Plassey County in West Virginia. The Cut has been isolated and has kept to itself for generations and does not welcome interference from outsiders, having created a virtual fiefdom in which local law enforcement has not interfered. The Cut is run by a force of men who rule by terror, intimidation and murder, and administer their own archaic form of justice by burning bodies, extortion, bullying and annihilation of perceived enemies, and those who would seek to undermine their way of life. Now The locals keep away because they’ve grown up having seen and heard enough to know when to leave well enough alone.

Charlie Parker enters Into this complex and dangerous situation tasked with locating a vanished girl and unmasking the legend of The Dead King. He ends up facing ungodly fears including The Dead King himself whose mindless chitterlings are said to be a harbinger of bad things to come in this strange and isolated community.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Rabid Reader's Reviews

Book Reviews from a Reader for Readers

SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)

Joe Halewood writes about tenant and welfare wrongs

Nature's Place

The place of Nature in the 'ordinary' Spiritual Life through Meditation using Macro Photography to illustrate.

Tish Farrell

Writer on the Edge

Sensible Self Improvement

Love, Life and Happiness

100 Records That Set The World On Fire

( While No One Was Listening )

Scribble and Scrawl

Leadership, Creativity, Innovation, Inspiration

Purplerays

spiritual enlightenment and self improvement

Deidra Alexander's Blog

I have people to kill, lives to ruin, plagues to bring, and worlds to destroy. I am not the Angel of Death. I'm a fiction writer.

@ShashaSelflove

Staying Positive

ipekseyhanpoyrazkarayel

Asla İdeallerinden Vazgeçme Asla! Never Give Up Your İdeals Never!

Yakup Uykutalp

"Yazmak Yaşamaktır"

Sourav Adhikari

Live Positive Read Positive

Kev Brockschmidt, Illustrator

Flotsam and Jetsam on the Cartoon Art Sea...

%d bloggers like this: