The White Road: A Thriller

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Connolly

Narrated By: Paul Birchard

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: December 2014

Duration: 11 hours 50 minutes


Internationally bestselling author John Connolly takes readers into the dark world of private detective Charlie Parker, whose deadly fight against evil begins when the daughter of a South Carolina millionaire is raped and murdered.

In South Carolina, a young black man faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Marianne Larousse, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the state. It's a case that nobody wants to touch, a case with its roots in old evil, and old evil is private detective Charlie Parker's speciality.

But Parker is about to enter a living nightmare, a red dreamscape haunted by the murderous spectre of a hooded woman, by a black car waiting for a passenger that never comes, and by the complicity of both friends and enemies in the events surrounding Marianne Larousse's death. This is not an investigation. This is a descent into the abyss, a confrontation with dark forces that threaten all that Parker holds dear: his lover, his unborn child, even his soul...

For in a prison cell far to the north, an old adversary is about to take his revenge on Charlie Parker, its instruments the very men that Parker is hunting, and a strange, hunched creature that keeps its own secrets buried by a riverbank: the undiscovered killer Cyrus Nairn.

Soon, all of these figures will face a final reckoning in southern swamps and northern forests, in distant locations linked by a single thread, a place where the paths of the living and the dead converge.

A place known only as the White Road.


  • Anonymous

    Please stay with the same narrator. I had to force myself to listen to this only because I need to know what happened.


    a book you cannot put down or turn off when you are listening to it. it is about a young black man being arrested for the killing of his rich, white lover. did he do it? his lawyer believes [knows?] he did not! it is a story that uses history, hate, racism and amazing writing to unravel the truth...and more! there are many characters. you will need to keep track of who is who, and what role they play in this story

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