Mr. Mercedes

a novel (Bill Hodges Trilogy -- bk. 1)

405 pages

English language

Published Dec. 15, 2014

ISBN:
9781444788631
OCLC Number:
880863756

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4 stars (10 reviews)

In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the "perk" and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy. Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the …

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It was an interesting story, but very generic for what I expected from Stephen King. The whole book followed a very trope-y arch, with some of the relationships (particularly Bill and Janelle) feeling very forced and random to advance the plot. Not what I expected from him, but good nonetheless.

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Subjects

  • Horror stories
  • Serial murderers
  • Mercedes automobiles
  • Fiction