#1 New York Times Bestseller
From legendary storyteller Stephen King, whose “restless imagination is a power that cannot be contained” (The New York Times Book Review), comes a thrilling new novel about a good guy in a bad job.
Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So what could possibly go wrong?
How about everything.
This spectacular can’t-put-it-down novel is part war story, part love letter to small town America and the people who live there, and it features one of the most compelling and surprising duos in King fiction, who set out to avenge the crimes of an extraordinarily evil man. It’s about love, luck, fate, and a complex hero with one last shot at redemption.
You won’t put this story down, and you won’t forget Billy.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
His name may be synonymous with horror, but Stephen King proves he’s just as much of a genius at hardboiled crime with this gripping thriller. Billy, a highly decorated veteran of the Iraq War, is a hit man staked out in a small Southern town waiting to snipe a final target and earn a huge payday, allowing him to officially retire. But when his chance to pull the trigger finally comes, things don’t go as planned—and the highly skilled killer’s entire world spins out of control. This exciting listen is part gritty thriller, part fascinating character study. (Billy has subtle shades of Jack Torrance if you’re looking for them, particularly as Billy works on his own novel, which slowly becomes more of a dark memoir.) Boardwalk Empire actor Paul Sparks narrates the audiobook, giving a hardened, world-weary touch to King’s words. There’s a lot of action and revenge, but what we loved most about Billy Summers is that every beat of this riveting story adds not just tension but depth.
Good if you exclude he’s obsessed with mentioning trump wherever he can
The amount of space Donald Trump still takes up in Stephen Kings head is honestly sad. Chapter 6 and he’s mentioned him at least 3xs lol. Good job having his name live in your books forever. Otherwise it is a great story so far.
Good not great
The book seemed to drag out.
Another King Masterpiece
Without spoiling anything, the story compels you into the world of Billy Summers, a character masking his identity, character, intellect and his passion.
On the face of it, the story is a lot like Billy- easy to underestimate.
By the end, the complexity of who Billy is, will have you thinking about this story long after you’ve finished it.
Bravo to Paul Sparks the narrator. Absolutely outstanding voice work.