2022 Reads continued
Okay this one was just as good as the first one! Had all the original characters as the first one and I felt the book wrapped up well. I love all of these characters so much! They are so well written and are all so different but work together so perfectly and love each other so fully. Cannot wait to start The Outsider as it follows my favorite character Holly! 😁
Went for the third part of the Bill Hodges trilogy next, but listening to the audiobook because my concentration is pretty bad right now and super busy setting up my new apartment.
Edit: Very enjoyable and such a intense page-turner.
I also thought this was a fitting finale to the trilogy. 4/5
I absolutely loved this book, and the whole trilogy. It is such a satisfying read. For me, this was the weakest in the trilogy. I enjoyed the first two more because they were more of a straight detective story, while this one leans heavily on the supernatural. Also, not much Jerome in this one. He really only had a big part in Mr Mercedes. I do love Holly. She is becoming such a star. This is a fantastic book.
The final installment in the Bill Hodges trilogy and what an excellent way to finish, sad though 💔 Such a good story, King really has an interesting mind and I will definitely be continuing the Holly Gibney series as she is a great character 🙂
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Another book i finished last week and i was genuinely sorry to finish this trilogy with characters in bill hodges and holly gibney who i could happily followed for several stories and with a truly memorable villain who returns from mr Mercedes to bring the fingers keepers gang back to investigate suicides related to bk 1. My only gripe however is my inability to deal with a plot device, however i buried my misgivings eventually to enjoy the rd.
Bill Hodges, we've done over a thousand pages together and I've enjoyed every sentence with you.
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The end of the trilogy. I liked the story, but I‘ve read other reviews that say Uncle Stevie threw in the towel on crime drama on this one and returned to his roots, and I would have to agree. Everybody‘s favorite psycho, Brady Hartsfield, who seemed out for the count, is back with a vengeance, and with a few new tricks up his sleeve. Suddenly, he‘s acquired some interesting new powers that he plans to do all kinds of evil with. Recommended!
Holly and Jerome return in this 3rd book in the series. Holly still grates on me some (in the first book Holly did “grow on me”), but at other times, I found her amusing. I listened to the audio, and it‘s possible it‘s the way the narrator “plays” Holly that, at least plays a part in my irritation with her. Apparently, I didn‘t like this one quite as much as the first two but overall it was still good. A good conclusion to the series.
Ugh! I am so sad this trilogy is over. Awesome characters and great plot. Holly and Jerome just steal your heart. If you haven‘t read this trilogy I highly recommend it.
Spending my morning with an audiobook and wrapping holiday gifts for my Litten friends ❤️
This was such a wonderful end to the Finders Keepers trilogy (although Holly showed up in The Outsiders so I‘m hoping the characters will continue to pop up in other books). Full circle story with all the feels by the end. The narrator of the audiobook was exceptional as well! 🌟🌟🌟🌟
I am so glad I decided to read the Mr. Mercedes trilogy. This third and final book was fantastic and brought everything around full circle. Now on to finally read The Outsider!
Even though I would have preferred a mystery slightly less supernatural in origin, I still had a hard time putting this book down.
You could maybe lock out an axe murderer but not anything supernatural, said Amy Robach in an interview with SK. But what if you merged the two? EoW does just that, spinning a high-tension tale of terror. But that's the glossy part. I can't begin to outline how rich it is in terms of substance & its thoughtful handling of the sensitive subject at its core. Lacing the final part of a trilogy that started out as pure crime fiction with fantasy ⬇️
This is how you end a series.
I was sucked in from the start and couldn‘t stop... absolutely consuming, and so very good. Stephen King is a master storyteller, and the Bill Hodges series is more evidence of that.
Excellent narration throughout the whole audio series: Will Patton has a different sound for each character, and all of them are wonderful.
Thank you again, @MissAimz_55 for putting this on your #freakyfriday list!
I think I liked the first two books better. I didn't really buy into the supernatural aspect which wasn't in the first two books and this book seemed too rushed. I'd have to say that it was just OK and nothing really to write home about!
OMG - what a fantastic end to the Bill Hodges trilogy. I can't tell you how satisfying it was to read this book and see Brady get his just desserts. BUT the story is a hard read in places, dealing as it does with suicide. I certainly don't want to make light of it but I do think Mr King was very gentle in his handling of a serious, very real issue.
A definite 5 stars but I'm so sad it's all over.
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