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Mr. Mercedes

A Novel
King, Stephen (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the "perk" and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy. Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady's next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable"--
Authors: King, Stephen, 1947-
Title: Mr. Mercedes
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, 2014.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Characteristics: 437 pages ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the "perk" and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy. Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady's next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable"--
Local Note: MDSN : 2014-01-08
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Alternate Title: Mister Mercedes
ISBN: 9781476754451
Statement of Responsibility: Stephen King
Subject Headings: Mercedes automobiles Fiction. Serial murderers Fiction.
Genre/Form: Horror fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Topical Term: Mercedes automobiles
Serial murderers
LCCN: 2013046172
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Aug 20, 2014
  • Jmik7601 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Once I strapped my seat belt, Stephen King took me for quite a ride. Some say this is not his typical horror story, but I disagree. King as a unique way of showing us horror in many different ways. Mr. Mercedes was just another vehicle (pun intended) for him to use and I completely enjoyed my ride.

I rather liked this, but to me, it did not feel like a Stephen King novel. It felt like something by Thomas Harris, or another crime writer.

I would give it a 6 out of 10. It is very readable, but it seems to be lacking in that... Stephen Kingness, I suppose.

Wow, what a ride. Psychological thriller, love story and mystery with a range of human emotions. For me, it ranks with Bag of Bones, It, and Joyland.

Aug 03, 2014
  • nannerl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The old Stephen King is back, nothing supernatural, just a great, intriguing and believable story. Definitely a page-turner, and compelling characters. One of his best.

Aug 01, 2014
  • Toox rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was my first King novel and I really enjoyed it. The plot was suspenseful and the book was hard to put down. Some of the details were quite disturbing and made me feel somewhat ill (as intended, I suppose), but was necessary for character development. Will have to check out more titles from this author.

Jul 30, 2014
  • JOE KEEGAN rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this, but it wasn't as good as some of King's others. Definitely a page turner - I wanted to keep reading, but I never felt pulled in and all twisted up like I did during 11/22/63, and Under the Dome. Definitely glad I read it though!

Jul 26, 2014
  • rochellemc9110 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Stephen King at his best. I wish he would write more stories like this. Great read!

Jul 23, 2014
  • candle rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

What people forget is that Mr. king is a superb writer. I've enjoyed every single one of his books, including those written under a different name----except for the Dark Tower series.

Jul 23, 2014
  • janajaap rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Highly recommended. This is not typical King- No supernatural or monsters. A great thriller/ mystery.

Jul 21, 2014
  • frinkle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good read moves along at a good pace.

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Jun 24, 2014
  • siammarino rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Bill Hodges is a memorable character in this novel: overweight but smart and likeable, he refuses to give up on an unsolved case involving a mass murderer. But it's Holly who really steals the show at the end: reclusive but courageous and computer saavy, it is she who incapacitates the killer.

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