May, 2018:
"Mr. Mercedes" by Stephen King

Book cover, Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Essential data

Author: Stephen King
Genre: Crime fiction
Published: 2014
Pages: 408
Reading started: August 6th, 2018
Current progress: Page 408 of 408 (100%)
Reading ended: September 4th, 2018. "Mr. Mercedes" was successfully finished in 29 days.
Review score: 3.5 of 5

Description

StephenKing.com: Described as 'the best thriller of the year' Sunday Express, the No. 1 bestseller introduces retired cop Bill Hodges in a race against time to apprehend a killer.

Winner of the 2014 Goodreads Award for Best Mystery, Thriller and Suspense and Edgar Award for best novel.

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of 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.

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.

A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by 'the Mercedes massacre', a case he never solved.

Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of that notorious crime, has sent Hodges a taunting letter. Now he's preparing to kill again.

Each starts to close in on the other in a mega-stakes race against time.