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Now an HBO limited series starring Ben Mendelsohn!​

Evil has many faces…maybe even yours in this #1 New York Times bestseller from master storyteller Stephen King.

An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is discovered in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens—Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon have DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

As the investigation expands and horrifying details begin to emerge, King’s story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.

Mysteries & Thrillers
May 22

Customer Reviews

Bookreader225 ,

Well written.

Couldn’t put it down.

ve2peoniic2 ,

not what i expected

a murder mystery is kind of unusual territory for stephen king. i liked it a lot and the characters felt very human. i loved the way you could feel them changing as the plot progressed. in a lot of his books the characters are almost unrealistically quick to accept the supernatural. this feels like a more realistic take. it does drag on too long and a lot of the content is people sitting around in various suburban locations just chatting. unlike a lot of king's books which are too long because they take a very winding path to the finish, jumping around between fringe characters who will probably never appear again, this one just drags on in a straight path, cycling between the same characters and locations until like the third act where there's some action. fortunately it's a stephen king novel so every word is intoxicating, this man could write an academic paper on soil and i would eat it up. i will say it didn't keep me on the edge of the seat like a lot of his books have. still very much worth a read.

Nokey4eva ,

King still has it!

Awesome book reminiscent of older works yet wonderfully intertwined with his newer books! I read this book every free moment I’ve had over the past week! The twists and turns are Mr. King at his best. I absolutely loved this book!

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