Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 3, 2014 - Fiction - 448 pages
127 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 Hartsfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.

Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

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I love Stephen King's writing. - Goodreads
I'm tired of that worn out yarn too. - Goodreads
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The plot is what caught me with this book, really. - Goodreads
Stephen King is a writer of tremendous gifts. - Goodreads
There would be no love story in this book. - Goodreads

Review: Mr. Mercedes (Unnamed Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

Mr. Mercedes is the first of two novels by Stephen King being published this year—following suit from 2013 (Joyland in June, and Doctor Sleep in September). It immediately made bestseller lists, such ... Read full review

Review: Mr. Mercedes (Unnamed Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Tami - Goodreads

Wow! I didn't see that ending coming! Loved this book. I love the liberties Stephen King takes to weave his stories. His imagination is boundless! ~Happy Reading! Read full review

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Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Doctor Sleep and Under the Dome, now a major TV miniseries on CBS. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles TimesBook Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He is the recipient of the 2003National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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