Mr. Mercedes

Book Review – 'Mr. Mercedes' by Stephen King

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A first attempt at the hard-boiled detective novel, Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes is a genuine departure from his usual best-selling horror/thriller niche. Firmly rooted in a fictional 2012 Ohio, Mr. Mercedes alternately follows both the recently retired detective Bill Hodges and the psychotic and incestuously obsessed Brady Hartsfield. Rendered in King’s familiar subchapter framework, a narrative style that compliments King’s penchant for suspense and frequent crescendos of dramatic tension, Mr. Mercedes...