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Mr. Mercedes A Novel

Mr. Mercedes A Novel


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WINNER OF THE 2015 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL #1 New York Times bestseller! In a high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. "Mr. Mercedes is a rich, resonant, exceptionally readable accomplishment by a man who can write in whatever genre he chooses" (The Washington Post).In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, 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 two new, unusual 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. see more...

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Sarah D.
Richmond, KY
62 reviews
I don't even know how to express my love for not only this book, but the whole series and the show too! I've always been a huge Stephen King fan and am always first in line to get his new books. However, this one is one I can read over and over again!!
Jayda N.
870 reviews
This book was amazing it was super long it kept my attention the whole time the only thing I was not happy about was the ending and I also was not very pleased with the price I had to pay
Sara B.
Richland, WA
1,095 reviews
I can honestly say that Stephen King is the best horror writer to date! His style of writing is so detailed that no movie can even compare to reading his novels! One of these novels being Mr. Mercedes! It is such a well written story that is unlike any other! His characters come to life with every detailed description. You feel like you are apart of the story with how well written it is! I highly recommend Stephen Kings Mr. Mercedes! It is one of his newer novels but clearly he has not loss his touch!
BettyJo M.
Cedar Hills, UT
684 reviews
This book is not one Stephen King's best. His best books were written when he wasn't sober however I'm glad he's sober now. This book does not provide the thrill that most of us have come to love about a good Stephen King novel but I still give it five stars because it was a continuation of a prior book so it put some questions to rest.
Khadijah K.
Harrisonburg, VA
90 reviews
I really enjoyed this story so much I had to read the others that followed it!  Great characters, very very interesting storyline.  I found this very difficult to put down at night and kept myself up late until I finished it!
Ashley D.
Grove, OK
60 reviews
Stephen King is most often known for horror of the bizarre, but with Mr. Mercedes he brings us horror of the capabilities of humanity. A retired detective who's very nearly decided to be done with this life finds himself drawn back into a case that he was not able to close. Along with old friends, and new ones he'd never believe to have met, the no longer retired detective sets out to solve the case of who drove a Mercedes into a large crowd of people killing and hurting numerous people. The tale is gripping and Mr. King keeps you on the edge of your seat. As soon as you've finished this tale, you'll be clamoring to continue on with the next book in this trilogy.
Stefanie P.
383 reviews
I was hooked right from the beginning. This story weaves in and out between the cop who couldn't catch the driver of the Mercedes to the murderer who taunts the ex cop. A story of cat and mouse. A great story that is a joy to read. Hard to put it down. Recommend this to all King lovers.
Tammie N.
Brownstown, IN
246 reviews
If you're looking for a series to lose yourself in, this is it! King's keen characterization will pull you into the life and struggles of an unhappy retired detective, leading to the wild ride he experiment with some new found friends.
Julia L.
23 reviews
This story gives a twisting tale of an insane killer that is in a head to head face off with a retired police officer. Being able to see from both points of view keeps the reader on the edge of his seat the whole time.
Zoey E.
Woodville, AL
78 reviews
My second favorite Stephen King book ever! This book is captivating and it keeps you hooked from the very beginning. If you can ever get your hands on this book I would recommend you read it. It's such a good, stimulating read.
Nicole A.
Las Vegas , NV
133 reviews
What Stephen King book is your FAVORITE? Mine is Misery!!
Samantha W.
Henryetta, OK
728 reviews
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