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From a Buick 8

From a Buick 8

Come close, children, and see the living crocodile. A vintage ’54 Buick Roadmaster. At least, that’s what it looks like . . .

There is a secret hidden in Shed B in the state police barracks in Statler, Pennsylvania. A secret that has drawn troopers for twenty years – terrified yet irresistibly tempted to look at its chrome fenders, silver grille and exotic exhaust system.

Young Ned Wilcox has started coming by the barracks: mowing the lawn, washing the windows, shovelling snow; it’s a boy’s way of holding on to his father – recently killed in a strange road accident by another Buick.

And one day Ned peers through the windows of Shed B and discovers the family secret. Like his father, Ned wants answers. He deserves answers. And the secret begins to stir . . .
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 22nd March 2010

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781848941007

Reviews

Excellent on police lore and procedure . . . enriched by a double plot that shows men ageing, changing and disappearing over two decades . . . Impressive in its handling of narrative voice and structure as well as character
<i>The Sunday Times</i>
A voice as distinctive as it is compelling
<i>Scotsman</i>
King has inspired a whole generation to read. He's made them read good, witty prose . . . a fabulous teller of stories who can create an entire new world and make the reader live in it
<i>Express</i> on DREAMCATCHER
Excellent on police lore and procedure . . . enriched by a double plot that shows men ageing, changing and disappearing over two decades . . . Impressive in its handling of narrative voice and structure as well as character
<i>The Sunday Times</i>
A voice as distinctive as it is compelling
<i>Scotsman</i>
King has inspired a whole generation to read. He's made them read good, witty prose . . . a fabulous teller of stories who can create an entire new world and make the reader live in it
<i>Express</i> on DREAMCATCHER