So while I was grocery shopping with my parents last Sunday, I took a stroll like usual around the book and magazine section. I just always like to look at all the new books that they got in, new magazines, as well as the ones they have on sale. Usually, all the good books that are on sale are already snatched up so I never have very high hopes for finding anything I'm actually interested in reading. Luckily though, this time around I got there just in time.
I've been interested in reading a Stephen King novel for quite some time now, so when I seen it on sale for only $5 I immediately picked it up and started to read what it was about! I also looked it up on "Goodreads" and "Amazon", as always, to read the reviews and get more of a sense of what the book is actually about. All the reviews were mostly good and I heard lots of great things about Stephen King novels, so I was pretty much up for buying the book no matter if the book sucked or not, since it was only $5!
I started reading it right when I got home because let's be honest, I'm a freak like that, haha. I immediately got really into it and couldn't put it down! I also love how the chapters are set up in sections, with chapters inside each section. That probably makes no sense whatsoever, but if you've ever read the book or took a peak inside of it, you'd get what I'm talking about. (I'll show you pictures below)
I tried to write what this book is about in my own words, but that's a thing I totally suck at so I feel like what Amazon said about it is spot on and way more interesting, so here you go:
"In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, 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.
In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.
Brady Hartsfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with two new, unusual allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.
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."
I'm not yet finished with this book, but I'm pretty sure I'll be buying the second one and the third (when it comes out this June) of this trilogy very very soon! I have added a few more Stephen King books on my "to read list" as well, because I seriously love his style of writing!
Thanks so much for reading and let me know what other books I should get into!