The second book in Stephen Kingâ€™s Bill Hodges trilogy (Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, End of Watch)â€”now an AT&T Audience Original Series!
â€śStephen Kingâ€™s superb stay-up-all-night thriller is a sly tale of literary obsession that recalls the themes of his classic 1987 novel Miseryâ€ť (The Washington Post)â€”the #1 New York Times bestseller about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King introduced in Mr. Mercedes.
â€śWake up, genius.â€ť So announces deranged fan Morris Bellamy to iconic author John Rothstein, who once created the famous character Jimmy Gold and hasnâ€™t released anything since. Morris is livid, not just because his favorite writer has stopped publishing, but because Jimmy Gold ended up as a sellout. Morris kills his idol and empties his safe of cash, but the real haul is a collection of notebooks containing John Rothsteinâ€™s unpublished work...including at least one more Jimmy Gold novel. Morris hides everything awayâ€”the money and the manuscripts no one but Gold ever sawâ€”before being locked up for another horrific crime. But upon Morrisâ€™s release thirty-five years later, heâ€™s about to discover that teenager Pete Saubers has already found the stolen treasureâ€”and no one but former police detective Bill Hodges, along with his trusted associates Holly Gibney and Jerome Robinson, stands in the way of his vengeance...
Not since Misery has Stephen King played with the notion of a reader and murderous obsession, filled with â€śnail biting suspense thatâ€™s the hallmark of [his] best workâ€ť (Publishers Weekly).