Book Review: The Wrath of Angels, John Connolly

| 18 February , 2013 | Reply

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If there is one theme that is common to most of the characters (bad guys) in this book – it’s evil. Pure evil.

The Wrath of Angels is sure to be a delight to people who love crime thrillers, I did too until I started reading it at night and found myself glancing over my shoulder frequently or jumping at every creak and squeak – if you scare easy like me, stick to reading this book during the day. This book definitely classifies as crime-horror. The author assumes that readers are already familiar with the characters and previous storylines as he only provides brief flashbacks into the pasts and stories of the main characters. I think the author has crammed in too many characters in this plot to the extent that it left me feeling a little confused about all these people. He has also made every twist and turn as frightening as possible.


The book centres around fallen angels – those who were banished by God from heaven and are wreaking hell on earth all the time believing they are following a higher, ancient order. The angels don’t hold back from torture or murder to get what they want, a list of those people who have made some type of bargains with the baddies in exchange for something either money, fame or protection of their secrets. This list is onboard a mysterious plane which crashed into a forest in Maine next to a creepy fort, which everyone is looking for along with a ghost of a little girl, wandering the forest for a companion, thrown in to make things scarier!

I have not yet read a book with the baddies outnumbering the good guys by a large number but before you pick up this book, might be worthwhile to read the previous books in order to follow the story. Just don’t read it late at night!

Available now: Hachette RRP$29.99


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