Billy Summers

By Stephen King

Billy Summers - Stephen King
  • Release Date: 2021-08-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
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Description

Master storyteller Stephen King, whose “restless imagination is a power that cannot be contained” (The New York Times Book Review), presents an unforgettable and relentless #1 New York Times bestseller about a good guy in a bad job.

Chances are, if you’re a target of Billy Summers, two immutable truths apply: You’ll never even know what hit you, and you’re really getting what you deserve. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business—but he’ll do the job only if the assignment is a truly bad person. But now, time is catching up with him, and Billy wants out. Before he can do that though, there’s one last hit, which promises a generous payday at the end of the line even as things don’t seem quite on the level here. Given that Billy is among the most talented snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, and a virtual Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done, what could possibly go wrong? How about everything.

Part war story and part love letter to small-town America and the people who live there, this spectacular thriller of luck, fate, and love will grip readers with its electrifying narrative, as a complex antihero with one last shot at redemption must avenge the crimes of an extraordinarily evil man. You won’t ever forget this stunning novel from master storyteller Stephen King…and you will never forget Billy.

Reviews

  • Another good read

    5
    By Tennis bug
    You can always count on a really great story from Stephen King.
  • Could have been better

    1
    By Not CNN for sure
    First half was slow reading. Overall, not too bad except for the political references.
  • Kill for hire

    5
    By ELLOVERBOI
    Billy summers is a man shaped by a difficult past, remolded through the marine corps he became a sniper in the fight against the terrorist over seas. Using his experience there, he picked up killing bad guys for money here in the states. During one job, he met Alice a women who was brutalized and had fallen in front of his doorstep from a tragic event. Their encounter was abrupt, but he is able to help her through her trauma and indirectly learns allot about himself through their journey together. Read it, you won’t regret it.
  • A Good Story

    4
    By Bulldog80
    Good story but a little heavy on insults to conservatives.
  • He’s back!

    1
    By Eeeehdjjxhxjsjdbdhdnxjjdhsj
    I liked this one as much as his older novels
  • W book

    5
    By NotBillySummers
    Like I said, W book.
  • Magnificent.

    5
    By Boricles
    It’s been over 35 years since I started my SK journey from Pet Sematary and IT, through the Towers, and so many more to Billy Summers; it just gets better and better. Such a great book and so easy to read.
  • Such a great story with a really good climax.

    5
    By browneyesblue
    I preordered this book. When it came out , I procrastinated. Yes, I should have read it two years ago but I’m glad that I read it finished it this year. Billy Summers is such a great novel. It’s truly one of Stephen King’s best stories. Mind you I’ve read 17 since 2014. The first was Mr. Mercedes. Billy Summers is a hit man who decides to take on last job. That job is supposed to be easy but it’s anything but. Another character that I liked is a woman named Alice. She was brave and helpful. Also. Bucky was pretty cool. I can’t wait to read Holly. That’s coming pretty soon. I hope that Alice pops up again.
  • Go Yanks

    5
    By joeyp54
    Excellent read Mr. King at his best !
  • Awesome, loved it!

    5
    By CricketPMC
    Absolutely loved it! Once again, thank you Stephen King for a great ride!