End of Watch
By Stephen King
A compelling and chilling suspense novel, END OF WATCH is the final stand-alone novel in King's No. 1 bestselling trilogy featuring retired detective Bill Hodges.
The cell rings twice, and then his old partner in his ear . . . 'I'm at the scene of what appears to be a murder-suicide . . . Come and take a look. Bring your sidekick with you.'
Bill Hodges, who now runs a two-person agency called Finders Keepers with partner Holly Gibney, is intrigued by the letter Z written with a marker at the scene of the crime.
As similar cases mount up, Hodges is stunned to discover the evidence points to Brady Hartsfield, the notorious 'Mercedes Killer' who they helped to convict. It should be impossible: Brady is confined to a hospital room in a seemingly unresponsive state.
But Brady Hartsfield has lethal new powers. And he's planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.
The clock is ticking in unexpected ways...
BRADY IS BACK. AND SO IS HODGES.
The extract above is abridged from End of Watch.
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His first crime thriller featuring Bill Hodges, MR MERCEDES, won the Edgar Award for best novel, was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award and received the Goodreads Choice Award for the Best Mystery and Thriller of 2014. His second bestseller to feature Hodges, FINDERS KEEPERS, was published to outstanding critical acclaim.
Many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films and television series including The Shawshank Redemption.
King was the recipient of America's prestigious 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for distinguished contribution to American Letters. In 2007 he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife Tabitha King in Maine.
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04 May 2017
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King works his customary storytelling magic, unspooling the plot threads almost as quickly as readers can turn the pages — Daily Mail on End of Watch
Bill and Holly's decidedly down-to-earth detecting...makes the novel shine. I'd back these two anywhere — Guardian on End of Watch
...the book I'd pick off the pile at the airport this summer — Evening Standard on End of Watch
Increasingly drenched with chilling spookiness. Exciting, elegant and poignant, it's a fitting finale to a brilliant trilogy — Sunday Mirror on End of Watch