just finished reading

Stephen King is one of my favorite writers because he is accessible. His characters are flawed and real. The situations, though, are far-out! This is King at his creepy best. I didn't realize it's part of the Finders Keepers series and it stands alone.

From the publisher:
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.

As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive 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?

1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

I didn't know it was part of a series, either.

King writes such great characters. That gets lost when people focus on plot and spooky stuff. I was happy to see you focus on it.