The final book in the New York Times bestselling Gwendy’s Button Box trilogy from Stephen King and Richard Chizmar.
When Gwendy Peterson was twelve, a mysterious stranger named Richard Farris gave her a mysterious box for safekeeping. It offered treats and vintage coins, but it was dangerous. Pushing any of its eight colored buttons promised death and destruction. Years later, the button box reentered Gwendy’s life. A successful novelist and a rising political star, she was once again forced to deal with the temptation the box represented. Now, malignant forces seek to possess the button box, and it is up to Senator Gwendy Peterson to keep it from them at all costs. But where can one hide something from such powerful entities?
In Gwendy’s Final Task, master storytellers Stephen King and Richard Chizmar take us on a journey from Castle Rock to another famous cursed Maine city to the MF-1 space station, where Gwendy must execute a secret mission to save the world. And, maybe, all worlds.
Such a good story, did not want it to end
Wish there was another, can’t wait for his next book
A compelling read… with one thing missing.
I got hooked on reading King as a teenager - I remember hitting the halfway mark of ‘Salem’s Lot one night before bed and not being able to close the book until it was done. This final book in the series has many of the same satisfying elements of a King-read and it was nostalgic and even comforting to take another spin on Ka’s wheel - the connection to Roland’s universe is profound, though no gunslinger characters are alluded to. The one thing I think this book and series is missing is the “King Crescendo”. There is typically a point in so many of King’s books, at which the compulsion to turn the page becomes overwhelming; the knitting of story lines pulls tighter as some fray while others snap. Though the story is satisfying, it’s missing that rush. I will, however, be looking for other books by Richard Chizmar!