Master storyteller Stephen King presents the “powerful” (Time) #1 New York Times bestselling classic thriller about a housekeeper with a long-hidden secret from her past—one that tests her own will to survive.
When Vera Donovan, one of the wealthiest and most ill-natured residents of Maine’s Little Tall Island, dies suddenly in her home, suspicion is immediately cast on her housekeeper and caretaker, Dolores Claiborne. Dolores herself is no stranger to such mistrust, thanks to the local chatter and mysterious circumstances surrounding her abusive husband’s death twenty-nine years earlier.
But if this is truly to be the day of Dolores Claiborne’s reckoning, she has a few things of her own that she’d like to get off her chest...and begins to confess a spirited, intimate, and harrowing tale of the darkest secrets hidden within her hardscrabble existence, revealing above all one woman’s unwavering determination to weather the storm of her life with grace and protect the one she loves, no matter what the cost...
Good but long
Good book. I think I’ve read this book before, but it’s been so long I’ve forgotten. Thee copyright is 30 years old. Very longggg book though. So graphic of an imagination, he takes you there.
Not spine tingling, a plodding affair
This was a ho-hum story told in a ho-hum style. Considering all of Stephen King’s work as a corpus, this book might be the kneecap or little toe. Yes, it’s a King novel, but one that you wouldn’t recommend to a novice of King.