An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.
An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.
As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.
I haven’t read a new Stephen King book in forever and a day. I want to say that the last one I read was the Dome, or whatever one is about the cell phones that won’t work. Deadzone? I really don’t know. However, I thought the synopsis and the cover of this one seemed incredibly captivating so I placed it on hold and got my copy a few days ago. Fingers crossed I enjoy this as much as I think I will.
(as of July 12th, 2018 – for a list of everything that I’ve read this year you can check out my Goodreads account!)
The Lamb Will Slaughter The Lion by Margaret Killjoy
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah