Title: The Burning Soul
Author: John Connolly
Series: Charlie Parker Thrillers #10
Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: September 6, 2011
Pre-order the Book: Amazon
This is the first book I read by John Connolly so when I started reading I didn't know what I was going to find out in it's pages. I must say I was pretty excited, specially after reading a comparison of Connolly's writing style with Stephen King! Yes! Stephen King! Even though I have only read one book by Stephen King, I know perfectly what his stories are about; and because I'm a huge fan of mystery stories with a little bit of paranormal and strange stuff, I was, like I said before, thrilled.
And, what can I say? Well, the first part of the book was really good, I mean, the beginning of the story when we have the opportunity to meet the principal characters and the main topic of the story, was amazing, and yes I felt in some moments that I was reading a book, which was something more than a simple thriller/mystery book. It was much more, and I'm sure readers who have had the opportunity to read this book or any other book by this author know exactly what I'm talking about.
And that is when the Stephen King stuff appeared just for a while. Some of those scenes will make readers think that they mistook this book for a horror novel. I'm not saying it's a horror story or something like that, but some situations were not normal and not usual in this kind of books.
They were kind of paranormal. But hey! Don't get me wrong, this is a thriller, not a paranormal one!
This is a book with some killers, blackmail, a Private Investigator… and that kind of stuff, just with a few little weird things…
What I didn't like too much was that the rest of the story the author was all the time talking about other characters, and my big question was: Who are they? Why are they here? And why are they so important? Of course, like any mystery book, you can't know everything! But it was a little bit exasperating reading about other characters, which didn't seem important or that they didn't seem to affect the main story directly. But, well, I'm glad to say that I really enjoyed the ending, and after I finished it I wanted to read more.
Like I said at the beginning, this is the first book I read by this author, and even though I was waiting for a little bit more, I enjoyed that lightly mix of two genres with a great result. Maybe some readers will not think the same, but if you're an open-minded person, who doesn't care about that kind of thing, I'm sure you will loved it.
|I like it!|