Meet Bill Hodge, a retired cop who is tormented by the Mercedes massacre; a case he never solved in his days as being a cop. Even though he is retired, he keeps thinking about the case. When he gets a letter that is signed by Mr. Mercedes himself, Bill is planning on finding him, no matter what it is going to cost him.
Let me start this review by telling you guys that this is my very first Stephen King novel! Yes, you read that right.
I had some trouble with this book. Why, you may ask? Well, it took me more than two weeks to finish. And that’s pretty long! Then the real question appears, was it worth it? Heck yeah! Overall the book kept grabbing my attention, more than I thought it would.
I never expected to like it as much as I did, now that I have finished it. But this book was such a huge roller coaster! I really enjoyed reading Bill’s investigation, but also reading pieces through the eyes of Mr. Mercedes. The book even made me want to yell at the characters sometimes!
The last 100 pages or so were killing. They weren’t good for my heart nor blood pressure! It was one of the best endings a thriller novel could have. It was so full of suspense!
I totally get why people love Stephen King ‘s writing style so much! I am for sure planning on reading much more of his books.
I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars, and would recommend it to everyone! Also for those who have never read a SK novel. This one is great to start with!