My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It took me a while to warm to this book, but by the end I really loved it. It’s a sequel of sorts to Mr Mercedes. It tells the story of another family affected by the Mercedes Killer. The father’s injuries compound the effect of the recession, so when the son, Pete, discovers a secret cache of stolen money and notebooks from a murdered reclusive author, he uses it to help the family. Of course things don’t go easy and soon Pete needs retired detective Hodges help.
The book though is really about how far some fans obsessions can go and reading internet comments about some popular forms of entertainment, the sense of entitlement, I can well believe it.
And finally I really like how King has built upon the characters of the first book and I really like how he’s set the stage for what proves to be a really creepy third book.