Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has been missing for years following revelations about harm done to the children in his care. Believing him dead, his daughter Rebecca has tried to come to terms with her father's legacy, but her fragile peace is about to be shattered.

Someone is asking questions about Daniel Clay, someone who refuses to believe that he is dead: the revenger Merrick, a father and a killer obsessed with discovering the truth about his own daughter's disappearance. Private detective Charlie Parker is hired to make Merrick go away, but Merrick will not be stopped.

Soon Parker finds himself trapped between those who want the truth about Daniel Clay to be revealed, and those who want it to remain hidden at all costs.

But there are other forces at work. Someone is funding Merrick's hunt, a ghost from Parker's past. And Merrick's actions have drawn others from the shadows, half-glimpsed figures intent upon their own form of revenge, pale wraiths drifting through the ranks of the unquiet dead.

The Hollow Men have come...

©2007 by John Connolly

Hodder & Stoughton (UK, Ireland, Australia, etc.)
HB - 480 pages - 03/05/2007 - ISBN: 9780340920480

Atria Books (US & Canada)
HB - 432 pages - 15/05/2007 - ISBN: 9780743298933

Hodder & Stoughton (UK, Ireland, Australia, etc.)
PB - 576 pages - 10/01/2008 - ISBN: 9780340920510
(Published with FREE special edition of CP04a: 2004: THE REFLECTING EYE PB exclusive to Waterstones. The two books were published with a clear plastic 'belly band' to keep them together.)

This second collection is slightly more eclectic than the first, featuring new folk, independent rock, americana, and electronica, and it enables readers to hear some of the songs that have been referred to in the books, either in the course of the narrative or as signposts to the action to come. Five are featured, directly or indirectly, in THE UNQUIET one comes from an earlier novel, and the remainder are included because they are lyrically or tonally apt, and because, like every song on this compilation and its predecessor, I happen to like them, and the artists who perform them, a great deal.

  1. NICKEL CREEK - When In Rome
  2. MIDLAKE - Roscoe
  3. LOW - Murderer
  4. WILLARD BRANT CONSPIRACY - The Ghost of the Girl in the Well
  5. THE CZARS - Hymn
  6. EFTERKLANF - Collecting Shields
  7. HOOD - The Lost You
  8. WOVEN HAND - The Good Hand
  9. STARLESS & BIBLE BLACK - Time Is For Leaving
  10. THE NATIONAL - Thirsty
  11. THE DELGADOS - Come Undone
  12. JIM WHITE - Still Waters
  13. SUFJAN STEVENS - John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
  14. ESPERS - Dead King
  15. PHELAN SHEPPARD - Weaving Song

  1. UK Uncorrected Bound Proof PB (signed)
  2. UK First Edition HB (signed) with 'INTO THE DARK' CD (signed) bound in.
  3. Ticket (signed) to 'Meet John Connolly & Declan Hughes' event on 11/05/2007 at Waterstones, 128 New Street, Birmingham, UK.
  4. UK First Edition Trade PB (signed) - including UK Special Waterstones Edition PB of CP04a: 2004: THE REFLECTING EYE (signed)