EVERY DEAD THING
CHARLIE PARKER #1
When former New York City detective Charlie Parker is pulled into the search for a missing woman, he finds insight into the murderer responsible for the slayings of his own wife and daughter -- a monster/artist/serial killer who uses the human body as his canvas and takes faces as his prize. Aided by a beautiful young psychologist and two career killers, Parker becomes the bait in a trap set in the Louisiana bayous and faces a brutal confrontation with the killer known only as the Traveling Man.
3 ½ STARS
Every Dead Thing is a dark mystery/thriller. This book really pulled me in at the start. I felt Charlie Parker's (Bird) character was very well developed and my heart broke for the guy over and over during this book. The story itself is complex and engrossing. Connolly did his research while writing this book and it shows.
There were many details that needed to be included to tell this story, and the author made this happen. The problem that I had with this book was not in the detail that needed to be included to tell the story, but the excess of detail that was included that wasn't needed to tell the story. At some points is almost seemed long-winded to me. There is also a lot going on in this book and if you aren't careful, you may just get lost.
Even with that said, please don't let it turn you off to this book. The story is really worth reading and I enjoyed it very much. This was my first Connolly book and I will be continuing with the Charlie Parker series soon.
BUY THIS BOOK