Review: Mr Mercedes by Stephen King

Review

18775247Genre: Adult Mystery Thriller
Pages: 436
Series: Bill Hodges Trilogy #1

Brady Hartfield 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.

 

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First Stephen King novel!

I have been meaning to pick up a book by Stephen King for ages, but for some stupid reason, I never got around to. Now, I’m happy to say, that I finally picked one of his books up. And I’m very happy about it.

This book is very well written and it grips you tight without any intention of letting you go. Not until you finish it. The thrill of the ride was amazing.

I loved our protagonist. He was a really smart guy and he was good at his job. He was also self-aware and very human. I’m interested to read the rest this series.

The antagonist of this book is also very smart. And loathsome. I really did not like the guy. He was highly disturbed as well, to the point that you couldn’t figure out whether to be disgusted by him or feel sorry for him. I loved getting inside his head. King did a great job writing him.

Then there were the other characters. They were all so interesting and cool. I especially adore Jerome. Hoping for more of him.

Overall, this was a great book. I didn’t give it 5 stars because of a “love” thing that I thought wasn’t necessary and because I’ve heard that the author has done lots better. I need to save that half a star for the better.

I highly recommend this book. I loved it.

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