End of Watch – Stephen King


Stephen King is by far one of my favorite authors. He is, as it has been said many times, a masterful story teller. He creates characters you love or hate but not one of them have I ever been indifferent to. That takes real talent. Seriously. If you think of all the characters he has written over his expansive career, I can honestly say that I feel some way about all of them. Characters aside, his narrations are rich and full of detail that make it easy to slip into his world and out of yours for a moment. One negative thing I will say, his stories are so good that you lose sleep…just one more page, one more chapter!

End of Watch was no exception. It was the final installment in a Trilogy that follows Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney as they uncover deaths have a strange similarity to a mass murderer, Brady Harsfield. Together, they piece together a series of deaths and clues to come to to one final showdown.

It was a great ending to a series and I am so happy with the way it ended. I encourage everyone to read it. And now I wait…for the next book by Mr. King. (please don’t retire!)

As a side note, this book deals with suicide, a lot. Mr. King in his afterward (we all read those right?) mentioned at the bottom that there is a number to call if you are thinking of committing suicide. That number is 1-800-273-TALK. “Because things can get better, and if you give them a chance, they usually do.” – Stephen King.



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