2015 Audie Award Finalist for Fiction and Solo Narration—Male
Now an AT&T Audience Original Series
WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
#1 New York Times bestseller! In a high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. “Mr. Mercedes is a rich, resonant, exceptionally readable accomplishment by a man who can write in whatever genre he chooses” (The Washington Post).
The stolen Mercedes emerges from the pre-dawn fog and plows through a crowd of men and women on line for a job fair in a distressed American city. Then the lone driver backs up, charges again, and speeds off, leaving eight dead and more wounded. The case goes unsolved and ex-cop Bill Hodges is out of hope when he gets a letter from a man who loved the feel of death under the Mercedes’s wheels…
Brady Hartsfield wants that rush again, but this time he’s going big, with an attack that would take down thousands—unless Hodges and two new unusual allies he picks up along the way can throw a wrench in Hartsfield’s diabolical plans. Stephen King takes off on a “nerve-shredding, pulse-pounding race against time” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) with this acclaimed #1 bestselling thriller.
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I'm very excited about this trilogy by Stephen King. The master of horror is now doing a crime series and if it's as good as his horror books, I think we are in for a treat. Mr. Mercedes doesn't disappoint. Great book for those looking for a solid crime/detective read. He goes into detail on all characters and keeps the story rolling.
Overall, a good read.
Mr. King does it again! Another example of his great storytelling, with interesting and believable characters and a fast-paced tale.
I was somewhat spoiled by the audio versions of "Joyland" and "Doctor Sleep," but it's true that "Mr. Mercedes" holds my attention very well, too.
Not quite in the category of those first two, but still recommended and well worth your time!
1st of 3
Enjoyed this first book of the new Stephen King trilogy. Solid, creepy storytelling. Will Patton is always a great choice in narration.