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End of Watch
End of Watch | Stephen King
The spectacular finale to the "New York Times" bestselling trilogy that began with "Mr. Mercedes" (winner of the Edgar Award) and "Finders Keepers" In "End of Watch, "the diabolical Mercedes Killer drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don t figure out a way to stop him, they ll be victims themselves. In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room. Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of "Mr. Mercedes" and "Finders Keepers," now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney the woman who delivered the blow to Hartsfield s head that put him on the brain injury ward. When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put their lives at risk, as well as those of Bill s heroic young friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city. In "End of Watch," Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion, combining the detective fiction of "Mr. Mercedes" and "Finders Keepers" with the heart-pounding, supernatural suspense that has been his bestselling trademark. The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and chilling suspense. No one does it better than King."
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OwenB
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The third book in the trilogy and such a good read. I really enjoyed the characters and how they developed and were intertwined in each book and this was a great ending. Stephen King does another great one!

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BoleyBooks
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suzie.reads
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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 🙂
#ReadtheUSA2020 New Hampshire (state 1) #Murder2020 (book 3) #MountTBR (book 1)

jeannasser I've only read Mr. Mercedes from the series. Haven't been able to find the other two books 😭 2mo
suzie.reads @jeannasser I got Finders Keepers from Ebay and End Of Watch from a bookshop, but you can get that on Ebay too 🙂 2mo
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suzie.reads
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No work until Tuesday and after a fab Derby day win with our reserves it's time for vino and a new book. The final book in the Bill Hodges trilogy 📚

Miss_Gilmore I love those books! 2mo
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andrew61
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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.

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Kempfme
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This was a great end to this trilogy. I will miss Hodges and Brady. Would really like to see a story with Jerome and/or Holly.

JacqMac I love Holly. She shows up in The Outsider. 8mo
Kempfme Thanks. I‘ll move that one up on my TBR. 8mo
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Michellesibs
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Bill Hodges, we've done over a thousand pages together and I've enjoyed every sentence with you.
Find my full review here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2841703193?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

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Gennic
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I don‘t know I missed that there was a third book in this series. But I‘m reading it now!

Guin33 Such a good series! Apparently, a character from these books features in The Outsider too, finding that out got it added to my to-be-read list! 9mo
Gennic @guin33 I‘ve read The Outsider! It was great! 9mo
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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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!

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LibraryCin
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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.

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bookaholic1
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I really enjoyed this Trilogy, and Hodges has become my new hero😁😁

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TieDyeDude
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I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy. This one had some really cool plot developments. I don't think it was the strongest ending, but it was good.

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BookishRedhead
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Panpan

I didn't like this series

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Amberdfoy
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More of the Stephen King I know in this one than the other two in the series.

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JoScho
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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.

Leftcoastzen I agree,great series! 1y
sprainedbrain LOVE this series! ❤️ 1y
GatheringBooks loved this series as well! stephen king is like vintage wine, i do feel he gets better as he grows older. 1y
JoScho @Leftcoastzen @sprainedbrain @GatheringBooks yes so good! Left me with a bit of a hangover. 1y
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JoScho
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Spending my morning with an audiobook and wrapping holiday gifts for my Litten friends ❤️

hermyknee Such cute paper! Did you get the package that I sent yet? Hopefully it will be there on Monday if not! 1y
Soubhiville Where did you find that amazing paper? It‘s so perfect! 1y
Djspens I LOVE that paper!! 💗 1y
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Craftylikefox Gorgeous paper! 💕 1y
BookishBelle 😍😍😍And thank you for reminding me to start wrapping gifts. I usually wait until the last minute and it‘s no fun. 1y
tracey38 Love that paper. Perfect for Littens! I went shopping with my sister yesterday. I love wrapping presents! 1y
JoScho @hermyknee I didn‘t but it will be something to look forward to tomorrow 😊 1y
JoScho @Soubhiville thank you! I got it at Hobby Lobby 😊❤️ 1y
JoScho @Djspens @Craftylikefox @tracey38 thanks! I am pretty excited about it ❤️ 1y
JoScho @BookishBelle you are so welcome 😊❤️ 1y
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ElizaMarie
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This one was my favorite from the series. But I think it was my favorite because it was the most Stephen King of them.

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Nebula_of_Books
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Good book but probably the worst in the trilogy. Slightly confusing plot but definitely a solid novel. Read the first two first!!! Lots of back story needed to appreciate this one fully.

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candc320
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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! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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CathyJ
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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!

Suzze Loved this trilogy, and am enjoying the tv series. 1y
CathyJ @Suzze Good to hear! I've been wanting to check out the TV series as well! 1y
TNbookworm I loved these books! So good! 1y
CathyJ @TNbookworm Yes, I'm so glad I read them! 1y
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Shamzi
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An amazing ending to an addictive series. Fast paced, a very Stephen King story but it is the detective work that makes it shine. Finished it over night.

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candc320
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Finished one audiobook in the Mr. Mercedes series and instantly on to the next 😆!

Guildedearlobe Personally I think each book gets better. 1y
candc320 That‘s great to hear, @Guildedearlobe !! 1y
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CathyJ
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Just finished Finders Keepers and keeping up the momentum by going right into the final book of the trilogy.

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Nerdgirl_Ms_Sorrells
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I finished reading this book last week, but couldn‘t write a review. It‘s a heart wrenching Stephen King book centered around The Suicide King, a madman with telekinetic powers who causes others to commit suicide. My neighbor tried to end his life in the garage about the time i finished reading
The book hit too close to my front door.

If you feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel, call that number above

1-800-273-8255 #youmatter

akckitty Thank you for posting this ❤️ awareness is what‘s needed. 2y
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Brooke_H
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Even though I would have preferred a mystery slightly less supernatural in origin, I still had a hard time putting this book down.

Brooke_H Also, the cover is amazing. 2y
sprainedbrain The end of this series made me sob like a baby... (edited) 2y
Brooke_H @sprainedbrain I know! Holly‘s reactions are so genuine, she‘s the one who got me all choked up. 2y
sprainedbrain @Brooke_H Yes!! I love Holly. ❤️ If you haven‘t already, you may want to read The Outsider... Holly makes an appearance. 😃 2y
Brooke_H @sprainedbrain Oooo, can‘t wait! 2y
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Readingismyescape
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Loved this one. A great end to the series. A return to supernatural suspense!

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Brooke_H
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Starting this one today. I‘m excited to finish the trilogy!

trioxin_sematary Wouldn't consider myself a big fan of detective fiction but I've enjoyed the first two of this trilogy! ☺ 2y
Brooke_H @trioxin_sematary It‘s hard to go wrong with Stephen King! 2y
sprainedbrain Such a great trilogy! ❤️ 2y
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rohit-sawant
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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 ⬇️

rohit-sawant is no mean feat. But SK shifts gears sublimely. Also brilliant was using Brady to personify depression, assigning a figure to the intangible ‘intruder voice,‘ self-critical & damaging. While a lot of it is grim & creepy, there's also love here & humor. I adored the dynamic between Bill, Holly & Jerome & grew teary towards the end. I'll miss them. 💙 2y
sprainedbrain Great review. I loved this series so much! ❤️ 2y
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TrishB Great review. It was a wonderful trilogy 💕 2y
JessClark78 Good book. Great review. 🖤 2y
rohit-sawant @Reggie 😊💜 2y
rohit-sawant @sprainedbrain @TrishB @JessClark78 Thank you, guys! 😊💜 And yes! It was such a great ride. ☂️ 2y
vivastory Excellent review. I couldn't have said it better! Now on to The Outsider? 😁 2y
rohit-sawant @vivastory Thank you, man! Yup, almost a hundred pages in. 😃 2y
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vivastory
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Not sure I'll be able to look at a McDonald's hash brown the same way ever again...

RadicalReader @vivastory I love and hate the images that happen when words have the ultimate imagery power 2y
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mooingzelda
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What a brilliant trilogy this has been! Stephen King can't really put a foot wrong for me. I'd recommend this series (starting with Mr Mercedes) for anyone who wants three gripping reads that aren't too long.

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sprainedbrain
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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!

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Becker You posted this at the perfect time for me. I was ready to start a new audiobook tonight and have always thought I might listen to this series. I saw your post and thought...no time like the present. A few clicks later I was listening to Mr. Mercedes and so far really enjoying it. I don‘t know what it is about Stephen King? I don‘t normally read this kind of stuff but he is just such a good storyteller. 2y
sprainedbrain @Becker exactly how I feel... I love King, but had avoided this series because I don‘t normally go for detective stories or crime thrillers, but this is so good! Hope you love the series as much as I did. 😃 2y
MissAimz_55 I'm so glad you loved the series. I'm opposite of you, I hadn't really read any King books before this series. I read this series bc I love crime thrillers and detective series. It was this series that made me want to read his other works 😂😂 I'm so happy we got matched up together 2y
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WellReadCatLady
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I will finish you today. Lunch break reading 😊

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EadieB
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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!

rosalita Agree completely. The supernatural element was a distraction for me from the really interesting characters King created in this trilogy. 2y
EadieB 👍 2y
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Bookladylinda
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E is for End of Watch

The last book in the Bill Hodges trilogy.

#KingAtoZ
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GarthRanzz And the last one I still have to read! I really enjoyed the first two books of the trilogy. This is a good one. 👍🏻 2y
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WellReadCatLady
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Starting this book before bed. Maybe not the best choice in a few ways.

GatheringBooks loved this conclusion to the bill hodges trilogy 2y
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GatheringBooks
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#ThisRemindsMeOf... 🌂 Hodges is one of Stephen King‘s unforgettable characters. I believe his stories age beautifully. I really enjoyed the conclusion of this Mercedes series.

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ShookBelf
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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.
#stephenking #billhodges #hollyismyhero

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mypoesoul
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When you absolutely, positively get incredibly lucky and pull one of the few ‘signed copies‘ of End of Watch from a stack of 1,000+ books at a Stephen King event. This was from his End of Watch tour of a few select cities. 😛 I‘m a little late in the game to Litsy, so I‘m posting some of my older stuff... Thanks, Mr. King!!! #signedbook #stephenking #endofwatch #signededition #firstedition

GarthRanzz That is so awesome!! Great pull! 2y
Karkar That is amazing 😃😃😃 2y
MrsSpencer Wow that‘s awesome! 2y
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ShookBelf
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1) Not a huge fan of the Olympics (winter or otherwise) but the snowboarders always get my respect.
2) Jodi Picoult, Joe Hill, Stephen King, Kate Morton
3) I'm am April baby!
4) The Greatest Showman
5) Will do - HAPPY BIRTHDAY FEBRUARY BABIES 🎂🎉🎁🎈🍻🍻🥂🥂
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

knittedgnome That's the last movie I saw too! I loved it! I never get to see movies like that but dropped my teen off with friends and decided to stay vs driving back and forth. 2y
ShookBelf I was desperate to see it and pestered my hubby and son to come watch it with me. We all loved it. So much so that my son and I are going again at the end of this month to the sing-along version. I'm so excited about it and am practising in the car every day 😂😂 2y
MissAimz_55 What's your favorite Jodi Picoult book? Stephen king? 2y
ShookBelf Favourite Picoult book is her recent one Small Great Things, although really enjoyed Plain Truth. I have a few Stephen King favourites: The Green Mile, IT and The Stand being the favourite favourites! 2y
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ShookBelf
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Excited to start this one today. Absolutely loved Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers not so much but need to finish the trilogy.
#readingforfun #happyreading #billhodges #hollyismyhero #stephenking

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Macnjen
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I used to love Stephen King‘s terrifying tales of things that could happen. Scary clowns, a plague, a psycho fan, but his more recent books are completely off the mark for me. So contrived, so unrealistic, I just couldn‘t wait for this to be over. Ridiculous voice for one of the audiobook characters made me dislike it even more. Really disappointed.

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jkimexploring
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I haven't stayed up past my bed time to read a book in so long but I started the last section of this one and couldn't stop.
Definitely pick this trilogy up if you get the chance.

Simona Welcome Jenna 😘. Litsy is nice place for book lovers and I wish you a lot of fun and good books 👍 2y
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WeAreLegion
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Fantastic end to King‘s ‘real crime‘ trilogy that began with MR MERCEDES, through FINDERS KEEPERS. Great characters, high tension and a plot that never slows down, this is top notch storytelling. My only complaint is this book, unlike the two predecessors, relies on the supernatural. But unlike many King novels, the ending is emotional yet earned. Highly recommended!

glo1 I'm in the middle of it, and that was my thought exactly. I ADORED the first two and was somewhat miffed that all of a sudden there were supernatural elements. Still, I'm in love with these characters so I'll keep going. Glad to hear the ending won't disappoint! 2y
WeAreLegion Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 2y
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GoldenGirl
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Last night was a terrible night for our community as one of our own state troopers was shot and killed by a man during a traffic stop. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. He had a beautiful wife and three kids who were waiting for him to come home for Thanksgiving dinner. Rest in Peace, Trooper Damon Allen.

Kaye 😢💔 2y
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CouronneDhiver Oh no. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 2y
Reecaspieces So sad! 2y
Redwritinghood How terrible! 💔💔 2y
Alicia How awful! Sending ❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💔 🙏🏻 2y
Laura317 💔 Praying for his family. 2y
JessClark78 So sad. 💔 2y
minkyb So sad, so awful, there really are no words. ❣️ 2y
GoldenGirl Thank you all for the continued prayers. As editor of the local paper, I work with the law enforcement officers all the time. It's such a shock that something like this can happen here in our small town. 2y
JenlovesJT47 So sad 😭 prayers for his family. 💙 2y
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Mr.Okada
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Last book of the Brady &Hodges -trilogy.
Great entertaiment from a likewise great entertainer. Perfect read for the vacation.