The Lovers

The Lovers

A Thriller

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JOHN CONNOLLY WRITES A LYRICAL, HAUNTING TALE THAT TURNS TO PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR CHARLIE PARKER’S HIDDEN PAST . . . AND A SEARCH THAT FORCES HIM TO INVESTIGATE ALL THAT HE HAS EVER BELIEVED TRUE ABOUT HIS BELOVED PARENTS—AND HIMSELF.

Stripped of his license, Charlie Parker takes a job in a Portland bar. Alone and directionless, he faces at last a shadow he has lived with since his childhood: what made his father, a respected police officer, apparently shoot dead two unarmed teens and then commit suicide. His quest leads him back to the little New York town where he grew up, to the mysterious history of the NYPD, and to the existence of secret friends and hidden enemies.

And waiting in the shadows, as they have been throughout Charlie’s life, are a man and a woman with only one purpose: to bring an end to his very existence. . . .
  • Pocket Star | 
  • 496 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416569558 | 
  • March 2011
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The Lovers
CHAPTER ONE

THE FARADAY BOY HAD been missing for three days.

On the first day, nothing was done. After all, he was twenty-one, and young men of that age no longer had to abide by curfews and parental rules. Still, his behavior was out of character for him. Bobby Faraday was trustworthy. He was a graduate student, although he had taken a year off before deciding on the... see more

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About the Author

John Connolly
Photo Credit: Ivan Gimenez Costa

John Connolly

John Connolly is the author of The Wrath of Angels, The Burning Soul, The Book of Lost Things, and Bad Men, among many others. He is a regular contributor to The Irish Times and lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnollyBooks.com, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks.

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