Review: The Wolf in the Winter by John Connolly

wolf-in-winter-225Summary (from

The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children’s future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at the heart of Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town…
But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous. Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, by rage, and by the desire for vengeance. In him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history, and in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet. Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive. Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins…


I have to admit something … this is embarrassing … oh dear … I didn’t finish the book.

I started it and it was absorbing because how can you not be when the first scene is a home invasion by armed men and an explosion?! After that, life got in the way … In short, two weeks of not touching the book (being distracted by work and other books), I have decided to move on and come back to it later. A little distance is always a good thing, I find, especially for books that don’t pull you to them, if that makes sense.

Has anyone read this? What are your thoughts?


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