Reviews of Dark Fiction

The Nameless Ones by John Connolly

John Connolly remains one of my favorite authors even after all these years and 19 books in this series alone. Charlie Parker, Angel and Louis are among my favorite characters of all time, and this is me trying NOT to gush!

I’m keeping my review brief today, even though it’s way late. This volume remains focused on Angel and Louis, which was just fine with me. Angel is still recovering from his health issues, but he IS recovering. Charlie Parker makes an appearance or two, but that’s it. I think we see more of his daughter than we do of him.

Angel and Louis set out to Belgrade, Serbia, to France, and to a few other locations as well, to do what they do. The Fulci brothers make an appearance back in Maine and end up saving the day. As a side note, I learned a bit about the break up of Yugoslavia and some of the atrocities that occurred during the war in the 90’s. I had no idea that some of them mimicked the horrors of WWII which saddened and disgusted me. A few new characters were introduced and as always with this series, you never know which ones might show up again in future books.

I was entertained, never bored, and at times fearful for my friends. I can’t wait for the next book!

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the e-ARC in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it.

The Nameless Ones Book Cover The Nameless Ones
Charlie Parker, #19
John Connolly
Dark Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Atria/Emily Bestler Books
10/26/2021
E-Arc
428
NetGalley

From the international and instant New York Times bestselling author of The Dirty South, the white-knuckled Charlie Parker series returns with this heart-pounding race to hunt down the deadliest of war criminals.

In Amsterdam, four bodies, violently butchered, are discovered in a canal house, the remains of friends and confidantes of the assassin known only as Louis.

The men responsible for the murders are Serbian war criminals. They believe they can escape retribution by retreating to their homeland.

They are wrong.

For Louis has come to Europe to hunt them down: five killers to be found and punished before they can vanish into thin air.

There is just one problem.

The sixth.

With John Connolly’s trademark “dark, haunting, and beautifully told” (Booklist) prose and breathless twists and turns, The Nameless Ones is an unputdownable thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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