Lisey's Story

By Stephen King

Lisey's Story - Stephen King
  • Release Date: 2006-10-24
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 486 Ratings


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The “haunting…tender, intimate book that makes an epic interior journey” (The New York Times), Lisey’s Story is a literary masterpiece—an extraordinarily moving and haunting portrait of a marriage and its aftermath.

Lisey lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty-five year marriage of profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey knew there was a place Scott went—a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it’s Lisey’s turn to face Scott’s demons, to go to that terrifying place known as Boo’ya Moon. What begins as a widow’s effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited.

“Intricate...exhilarating” (The New Yorker), perhaps Stephen King’s most personal and powerful novel ever, Lisey’s Story is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love. It is a beautiful, “rich portrait of a marriage, and the complicated affection that outlives death” (The Washington Post).


  • Lisey’s Story

    By jennie104
    An amazing read!! Stephen King is an incredible writer!
  • Hauntingly Romantic

    By Babyluv72
    I’m not going to lie— the first 60 pages or so I kept thinking “come on King, get to the point, where’s the story...” but I was not disappointed for one moment. Most love stories are about “falling in love,” passionate and new, but this is a love story about true love— the kind that surpasses death. It is a tragically beautiful and horrifying story that will change the way you think of romance novels. I recommend staying with it through the first 100 pages, because King delivers a story of love and the lengths it will carry a person, even after death.
  • Not one of his better reads

    By Johnsab
    This book was definitely not in his top 10 or even 20 (in my opinion). Just didn’t care for the story line.
  • Amazing

    By Trisha Hall
    Great story!!! I had chills several times.
  • Linsey's Story

    By Proper grammarian
    Another excellent journey into the weird and colorful realm in which Stephen King reigns. Perhaps someday, the literary world may be blessed with someone as creative and prolific, but I highly doubt it.
  • One of his very best

    One of my all time favorites of King’s. The twisted parallel world King knows how to capture and bring you into in such a way is addicting. Love getting taken away every time I read it!
  • Top notch read!

    By Holmes8605
    This was recommended to me by a friend and I have to admit, I'm surprised. I've never read a Stephen King book but after this novel, I'm sold. It's perfect! Just when you thought love can only be experienced in life are we shown that love is alive in death! Completely brilliant!
  • okay

    By It's me...SCMF
    it started out so slow I had a hard time finishing it. the last third was worth it I guess.
  • Amazing

    By Bigblackgamer
    This book is amazing. It was a bit of a slow read, but the pace is well worth the the time. This book is full of king's enthralling horror and fantasy. The climax is where it needs to be, and the way the story is written emulates how the main character feels about the things around her. If you haven't experienced this bool yet I think you should.
  • Confused by Bx.mslyslgskg's review!

    By sammij69_
    I guess I read a different version than what this reader is reviewing, because I couldn't disagree more! This book was definitely not boring, the climax was right where it should be, and was full of King's fabulous details (those details that allow those of us with a great imagination to have a great read)! I loved it!