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Publisher's Summary

John Connolly's originality and talent for storytelling have quickly made him one of today's preeminent thriller writers. Now, in The Unquiet, private detective Charlie Parker returns to untangle a horrifying story of betrayal, unclean desires, and murder - a story of never-ending evil whose conclusion is still unknown.

Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has gone missing. His daughter insists that he killed himself after allegations surfaced that he had betrayed his patients - but when a killer obsessed with uncovering the truth behind his own daughter's disappearance comes seeking revenge, long-forgotten secrets begin to emerge.

Hired by Dr. Clay's daughter to protect her from the predator on the loose, tortured and ingenious private detective Charlie Parker finds himself trapped between those who want the truth to be revealed and those who will go to any length to keep it hidden.

John Connolly masterfully intertwines secret lives and secret sins with the violence that so often lies beneath the surface of the honeycomb world in this gripping narrative. Fast-paced, hypnotic, and elegantly told, The Unquiet is John Connolly at his chilling best.

More mayhem? Listen to another Charlie Parker mystery.
©2007 John Connolly (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"In the crowded fields of crime fiction, John Connolly has quickly and decisively established himself as a unique voice." (Michael Connelly)
"One of the best thriller writers we have." (Harlan Coben)

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Another winner although so distrurbing

I am totally hooked on the Charlie Parker series. It's a great story just hard to read about the abuse of children.

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Another excellent Charlie Parker Mystery.

I read other reviews of this book but I was not bothered at all by the narration, nor the story. I have enjoyed other narrators but I couldn't find any flaws at all in Guidall's telling of the story. Yes, the book is about a sensitive subject but it wasn't like it was full of court testimony. I think you need to "read" as many Charlie Parker books as possible to understand the character and this was just one in the fabric of him.

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Good, but . . .

What did you like best about The Unquiet? What did you like least?

I like all of Connolly's books. The least thing that I liked was the Narrator. To me, Bird is 40'ish and Mr. Guidall makes him sound like an elderly gentleman. Voice just does not go with my vision of Charlie Parker.

Would you recommend The Unquiet to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend to most friends. The friends who balk at graphic writing would need to pass on Connolly books in this series.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of George Guidall?

Someone with younger voice.

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Child Abuse?

This is a story about sexually abused children and a group of men who abused them. It was not entertaining to me. Sorry, just not my type of story line.

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Woofie’s Mom

I have always loved John Connolly. I always look forward to his books coming out. However, I just could not get into this book. I felt it was slow and very disjointed. I tried, I really tried to get into this book. But I just couldn’t.

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Excellent

The amazing George Guidell did his usual job narrating and Connolly did his usual amazing job writing.

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Louie and Angel

As much as I enjoy Charlie, I simply love Louie and Angel.
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A struggle to get through this one I can tell you that. Writing OK. George Guidall's story telling saved it, made it worth my time.

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The BEST!!

One of the very BEST Charlie Parker written by John Connolly. Don’t miss it !!!!!!!...I’ve read listened and read them all.

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I Miss The Old Angel

George Guidall is an EXCELLENT narrator. I really enjoyed his style. But I must admit that missed the interpretation of Angel that was performed by Jeff Harding. Harding's version of Angel makes me laugh out loud. Harding makes Angel sound like a Joe Pesci character. While Guidall's take is a more reserved personna - think Luis Guzman of Narcos. Just something to think about as you decide which narrator to select for the Connolly books.