The first standalone novel in Stephen King's Bill Hodges trilogy (Mr Mercedes, Finders Keepers, End of Watch) - and the basis of Mr Mercedes, an AT&T Audience Original Series starring Brendon Gleeson.
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.
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
You get the feeling Stephen King had a great time writing Mr Mercedes, a breathlessly entertaining cat-and-mouse story inspired by a small-town TV news story. Bill Hodges is a retired policeman who’s spending far too much time watching trashy reality shows and contemplating his father’s prized revolver. But when Hodges is contacted by the perpetrator of a horrific unsolved crime involving a luxury sedan, the overweight detective gets a new lease on life. King has always been a master storyteller, but his talent for vividly complicated characters—and capturing beautifully real relationships and emotions—has become more formidable with time. The colourful crew of underdogs who band together to go after King’s clever and chillingly demented bad guy is one of the most memorable and endearing crime-fighting teams in modern fiction.
Good but not brilliant
Quite a good read, entertaining storyline and a decent bad guy. Let down by a couple of annoying characters I feel. Overall pretty enjoyable
I have all Stephen king books; I love them all however this one really hit me.
It’s a fantastic read and had me gripped from the very beginning.
A must read for anyone looking for a page turning crime thriller.
Not Stephen King
This book is simply not Stephen King, where in my opinion there are only two feasible possibilities; either Mr King or his ghost writer are intellectually incapable of producing the quality a fan of Stephen King would expect. I would like to think that this book is the work of some half rate ghost writer who presumably has a friend at the Daily Express rather than the end of Stephen King as a viable author. Who knows... but either way I’m disappointed to say don’t waste your time and money with this book.