An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories. An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is 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 add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.
This book really shows why Stephen King is the best horror author in the 21 century.
Quality over quantity rule is of course here with us. The characters which we have in this book are so fucking good made. Every character is different from the rest and overall they feel almost like real people. Every character in this book make both good and bad decisions which may have consequences. All of these characters in this book are multilayered which makes this book even better. As an extra thing we also have Holly Gibney from the Mr. Mercedes trilogy in this book.
The story itself is super unique. I personally didn’t see anything similar to the story which is in this book. so this gives this book extra points.
The writing style of course is at a high level like in almost every Stephen King book. The writing style is so good that it felt like it was rather like watching a movie than reading a book.
This book is a page-turner which can be read in 3 days or more than this if you really try to do so. This book also leaves you on edge almost the whole time as it goes on.
This book is very moody and scary, and it might even give you some old school vibe. This book is both a murder mystery and supernatural. This book is different from other stories because it involves folklores and legend.
Descriptions in this book are amazing, and there are a lots of them in this book. We get a lot of details which brings the whole book to even a brighter light.
This book have all the best parts of murder mystery, supernatural and folklores genres and they are put together in this book.
I give this book 5 / 5