If you are in the mood for an engrossing detective story, with good guys and bad guys, that contains phrases you want to write down so you can start incorporating them into your everyday repertoire; run out right now and get yourself a copy of Mr. Mercedes.
Stephen King is one of my literary heroes. I have mentioned him before here and (I was going to say here again, but for some reason I can NOT find my review of 11/22/63 which was one of my favorite reads of all time). But I digress. Stephen King knows how to build the backstory into what is happening with the characters as the story moves forward, leaving you with a feeling you know them. Bill Hodges, Jerome Robinson, and Holly Gibney are forever etched into my mind. Such an unlikely, and thoroughly likable, trio.
So you can imagine my DELIGHT when I found out that Mr. King had a master plan when he created the Bill Hodges character and decided to do a trilogy. AND that the second book Finders Keepers was released in June. AND that it is available in audiobook at my favorite library. Even if there are 6 other holds ahead of me. I am a patient woman. Ask Chris.