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Mr. Mercedes - Stephen King

Mr. Mercedes

Author Stephen King

  • Published: 2014-06-03
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Stars
From 115 Customers Review
Price: $9.99


#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.

Top Customer Reviews

  • stellar!!

    From Seany L
    King at his best. A Stellar piece of literature. King has a fine way of invoking emotions in readers that most authors can't. Fear, disgust, loathing and bewilderment. There are parts of this novel that could bring on cases of PTSD. A fantastic read that I would recommend to King fans and new readers a like. King has again shown that he can put a touch on any genre.
  • Mr. Mercedes

    From AnitaPilgrim
    Loved it, like I knew i would. Another King masterpiece!
  • Mr Mercedes

    From Schooney++
    I've read everything King has written this one is A little different from his usual writings, but thoroughly enjoyed it
  • Perfect

    From Tanda_Love
    I loved it! As a current Detective myself, I loved the future snapshot of "Uncle" investigations. As always, Stephen hits the mark. It was another page turner. I'm exhausted but satisfied. He is a treasure. Thank you for another amazing work!