Author: Stephen King
Title: End of Watch
Series: Bill Hodges Trilogy 3
Genre: Horror; Mystery
Rate: 3/5 | Goodreads
And so it ends, Bill Hodges trilogy by Stephen King, with a book of perfect title – “End of Watch“. Both the book and the whole trilogy had its moments.
About the Book: Brady Hartsfield, also known as Mercedes Killer or Mr. Mercedes, after a failed attempt to blow up a concert full of children where he got his head bashed in, ended up in a hospital, somewhere deep in his failing body, somewhere far away in the shreds of consciousness. But the surrounding factors ended up helping him become something more… Angry visitations from Bill, medical staff that hated him, experimental drugs he got put on, it all moved something. And so now he has telekinesis, he can move objects, enter minds, entrance you with electronics. Mercedes Killer is rising from the ashes as the Suicide Prince, manipulating teens into the unspeakable. How many lives can he take before Bill can find the source?
My Opinion: By now I understand that the detailed description of the side-track events is King’s style. If we’re about to witness something happen to someone – we’ll get their whole inner world in that moment and sometimes even beyond. At times it works well, makes the tales movie-like. Other times it’s just overbearing onto the rest of the story, since it really adds little to nothing. But saying that, I must still stress that characters are superbly written and the story itself is solid enough. By the end it even picked up, there was no more time to sidetrack.
As a result of that, I can give it a 3 out of 5 where I thought it won’t go over 2. Not my cup of tea, but I’m sure someone will enjoy it.