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A collection of four uniquely wonderful long stories, including a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestseller THE OUTSIDER.
News people have a saying: 'If it bleeds, it leads'. And a bomb at Albert Macready Middle School is guaranteed to lead any bulletin.
Holly Gibney of the Finders Keepers detective agency is working on the case of a missing dog - and on her own need to be more assertive - when she sees the footage on TV. But when she tunes in again, to the late-night report, she realises there is something not quite right about the correspondent who was first on the scene. So begins 'If It Bleeds', a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestselling THE OUTSIDER featuring the incomparable Holly on her first solo case - and also the riveting title story in Stephen King's brilliant new collection.
Dancing alongside are three more wonderful long stories from this 'formidably versatile author' (The Sunday Times) - 'Mr Harrigan's Phone', 'The Life of Chuck' and 'Rat'. All four display the richness of King's storytelling with grace, humour, horror and breathtaking suspense. A fascinating Author's Note gives us a wonderful insight into the origin of each story and the writer's unparalleled imagination.
(P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
What’s better than a new novella by Stephen King? How about four of them. There’s the shivers-inducing story of a teenager who discovers he can communicate with a deceased friend and a supernatural mystery involving detective Holly Gibney (a beloved character from King’s novels about dogged investigator Bill Hodges). The awesomely weird “The Life of Chuck” traces a surreal technological apocalypse back to one seemingly regular guy, while the hilariously self-deprecating “Rat” follows a frustrated writer who makes a deal with a force far creepier than the devil. All four stories are filled with King’s trademark freakiness, his sympathetic and relatable characters and his perfectly tuned ear for the rhythms of everyday dialogue. Narrators Steven Weber, Danny Burstein and King audiobook favourite Will Patton read King’s concoctions with the conversational ease of a ghost story told around a campfire. This isn’t just great genre fiction, it’s simply great fiction.