Reviews of Killing Kind, the (2002)
Review by michael a draper (2012-10-06)
Once again, John Connolly gives his readers a unique and frightening story.
A construction crew unearths an unmarked cemetery in the upper regions of Maine.
In that area, there had been a sheltered religious community but no one had heard from the members in years. It was thought, they had moved on. However, when the first bodies are examined, they have proof that they are from members of the community and that homicide was involved.
P.I. Charlie Parker is hired to look into the death of Grace Peltier, a college student who was doing her thesis on religious groups in northern Maine. The Aroostook Baptists history fascinated her. She had been to the offices of a religious group called the Fellowship. Soon after, she was found dead in her car, a suspected suicide.
The characters are excellently drawn and unique, one man who is the enforcer for the Fellowship is a spider lover who takes joy in making people suffer as he puts poisonous spiders on them.
The story was captivating and original. Parker is a character who the reader can appreciate for his courage and dedication to finding the truth.
The story will hold the readers attention and be stored in their memories for those dark and stormy nights...perfect for Halloween.
(This review refers to the 2002 version titled “Killing Kind, the”)