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Book of the Week: End of Watch

August 6, 2016

Book of the Week: End of Watch

Published just yesterday (7th June), our book of the week is Stephen King's latest thriller End of Watch, which is a stand-alone novel in the popular trilogy featuring detective Bill Hodges. 

End of Watch by Stephen King

"I challenge you not to read this book in one breathless sitting" Guardian on Mr Mercedes, the first novel in the trilogy

Retired detective Bill Hodges is back on the trail of killer Brady Hartsfield, even though Brady is confined to a hospital brain injury unit. But all is not what it seems: Brady is able to influence both his physician and the hospital librarian to commit crimes in the outside world.

Now, the technological genius has created a hypnotic electronic fishing game which compels users to commit suicide, and he is determined to target the three people who put him in hospital - Hodges and his sidekicks Holly and Jerome. Then he plans to initiate a suicide epidemic. For Hodges - and the city - the clock is ticking in unexpected ways...

The Bill Hodges Triology

  • Mr Mercedes cover
    Mr Mercedes

    A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by 'the Mercedes massacre', a case he never solved. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of that notorious crime, has sent Hodges a taunting letter. Now he's preparing to kill again. Each starts to close in on the other in a mega-stakes race against time.

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  • Finders Keepers cover
    Finders Keepers

    Morris Bellamy is a reader so obsessed by America's iconic author John Rothstein that he is prepared to kill for a trove of notebooks containing at least one more unpublished novel.

    2009: Pete Saubers, a boy whose father was brutally injured by a stolen Mercedes, discovers a buried trunk containing cash and Rothstein's notebooks.

    2014: After thirty-five years in prison, Morris is up for parole. And he's hell-bent on recovering his treasure.

    Now it's up to retired detective Bill Hodges - running an investigative company called 'Finders Keepers' - to rescue Pete from an ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris...

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  • End of Watch cover
    End of Watch

    A compelling and chilling suspense novel, End of Watch is the final stand-alone novel in King's trilogy featuring retired detective Bill Hodges.

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