Tuesday 4 July 2017

#BookReview A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly (@jconnollybooks) @AtriaBooks #BookBloggers

A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Internationally bestselling author John Connolly returns with another “superb fusion of noir and the supernatural” (My Bookish Ways) in this latest thriller in his gripping Charlie Parker series.

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...


I read a lot of books, but if I had to pick just let's say five books to read during one year would the latest Charlie Parker book be among them. It strange to think back to the first time I read a Charlie Parker book (not from the beginning) and how I liked the book, but never thought that one day would come when it would be like Christmas every time a new book would be released.

So, how was A Game of Ghosts? Well, let me put it this way. This is a series that keep on being great, this is the fifteenth book and I loved it from the first page until the last and I both wanted to end the book and at the same time did I not want it to end.

In A Game of Ghosts is Charlie Parker contacted by FBI agent Edgar Ross to track down the missing private detective Jaycob Eklund. However, as usual, it's not an ordinary case, Eklund is obsessed with ghost and his investigation into a missing man have led him to the Brethren, a group of people both of this world and next and Parker, who has a track record of being something of a destroyer of evil people and groups is starting to get too close to them for their liking. And, the Brethren has reason to worry because The Collector is also interested in the case. And, he's not a man to cross. And as usual, has Parker his faithful friends Louis and Angel to help him out.

A Game of Ghosts is a fantastic book. I was deeply worried about the life of my favorite characters while reading the book, and the passing of one of them was both a surprise and something that saddened me. I loved the part Parker's daughters Sam and Jennifer played in the book and the ending made me crave more. Definitely one of the best books I have read this year!

I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review!

1 comment:

  1. Charlie Parker is probably my favourite series to read. I'm a little behind though, I think my next book is book 13, A Song of Shadows. I must catch up as I like the sound of A Game of Ghosts very much from your review.