By Stephen King
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER—soon to be an HBO limited series starring Ben Mendelsohn!
An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.
An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.
As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.
King never disappoints4By Babyluv72Still one of the best authors I have ever read.
Long but worth it4By RomaninxI’m not a big fan of reading books and although in a span of 3 months I could only bare to read 60 pages. At a certain point the book became so engaging that I couldn’t drop it until I finished it, and I’m glad I did. The book has a lot of heart and horror. And although it might be a grind at times it’s definitely a worth wild read.
Plot twist!4By Laci R.This was my first Stephen King novel to read. I didn’t expect it to take the turn it did. I was kind of let down with what ended up really happening. It started out great and honestly ended great as well, but I just wish it all went down different, with a bit more terror or gore or something.
Probably the scariest book5By stopstealinmynicknameAfter finishing this book, I think it could be the scariest one I’ve ever read. The premise of knowing you’re innocent, but that there is proof positive evidence of you guilt as well? Also, the crime thats committed... awful. I loved this book.
Good read.4By Writer87Good read.
Great, up to a point.3By Reckia6I thought the first 200 or 300 pages was Stephen King at his best. His first attempt at crime fiction and it’s brilliant. Then, the book turns into something else entirely, something I don’t love, and a supernatural element is introduced that just did not work for me. So, just a three star rating for me.
Outstanding!5By RocK_sTaR 101Mr. King is still the scariest Author out there! Unique in Everyway..page Turner from beginning to end..
One of memorable books I have read.5By MagnaiGThe story is very interesting. I am glad that HBO is making a series based on this book. Looking forward to it.
the best5By Elizabethhhh9989literally the greatest book i’ve ever read. it is full of suspense, and will get you hanging off the edge of your seat.
Couldn’t put it down.5By Biff⚡️Great book👍. Not a big reader, but couldn’t stop reading this book.