Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

Kobo ebook | June 3, 2014

byStephen King

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WINNER OF THE 2015 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
#1 New York Times bestseller! In a high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. “Mr. Mercedes is a rich, resonant, exceptionally readable accomplishment by a man who can write in whatever genre he chooses” (The Washington Post).

The stolen Mercedes emerges from the pre-dawn fog and plows through a crowd of men and women on line for a job fair in a distressed American city. Then the lone driver backs up, charges again, and speeds off, leaving eight dead and more wounded. The case goes unsolved and ex-cop Bill Hodges is out of hope when he gets a letter from a man who loved the feel of death under the Mercedes’s wheels…

Brady Hartsfield wants that rush again, but this time he’s going big, with an attack that would take down thousands—unless Hodges and two new unusual allies he picks up along the way can throw a wrench in Hartsfield’s diabolical plans. Stephen King takes off on a “nerve-shredding, pulse-pounding race against time” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) with this acclaimed #1 bestselling thriller.

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WINNER OF THE 2015 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL #1 New York Times bestseller! In a high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. “Mr. Mercedes is a rich, resonant, exceptionally readable accomplishment by a man who can write in whateve...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 3, 2014Publisher:ScribnerLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent Not the best stephen king book but still worth a read. Similair to other recent King books, less of a horror feel, more of a crime novel
Date published: 2015-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first SK novel Tbis was an entertaining read. Im not a huge fan of horror, so i was delighted to see that this was more a crime drama.
Date published: 2015-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mr. Mercedes Very good read with lots of twists and turns. Keeps you guessing. A little different from normal Stephen King books.
Date published: 2015-10-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a typical Stephen King If your expecting a typical Stephen King this book will disappoint. Nothing that goes bump in the night here. Instead a rather predictable psychopathic murder thriller and I use the word thriller generously. Just OK.
Date published: 2015-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Thanks to Toronto Sun columnist Liz Braun's story about Stephen King, and her review of Finders Keepers, I read Mr. Mercedes the first of his detective trilogy. Looking forward to Finders Keepers, after I finish Linwood Barclay's latest.
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr .mercedez Great suspense keeps you until the end enjoy this book on a rainy day it will remouve the stress out
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Twisted detective story Loved it. Detective store with a bit of King's twisted mind sprinkled throughout. Will definitely read it again.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mr. Mercedes This book was not your normal Stephen King novel in the real horror setting. Instead it's an excellent murder mystery. And it was thoroughly enjoyable. Kudos to Mr. King, again!!
Date published: 2015-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mr Mercedes Loved this b00k. Hard to put it down, the more you read, the faster it goes. One of Stephen's best books in the last few years.
Date published: 2015-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Once again I love King Not his usual kind of writing but I still loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr. Mercedes Another great novel from the mind of Stephan King. He invites you into the heads of the main characters so you are in for the ride from the beginning to the end.
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from "Meet Brady, Mr. Mercedes" King is synonymous with horror, although his more recent works don't all live up to that title. Take, if you will, 11-22-63, which was a story about travelling back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The plot sounds mediocre at face value but, with the stellar storytelling skills and charisma of Stephen King, he has woven a compelling tale that not only leaves the reader feeling excited, but instils a feeling of care and sympathy towards JFK. Being someone who opposes historical fiction as a general rule, 11-22-63 delivered a stellar tale that I was not expecting and left me caring deeply about what happened on November 22, 1963. Take also, for example, his story Joyland, the one about the young guy who gets a job at an amusement park. Published by Hard Case Crime, this was a naturally shorter book than most of his recent offerings, but had the ending that left me in tears and wanting more of the story. Mr. Mercedes, being the first in a trilogy with the sequel (Finders Keepers) being released this June, also doesn't fit into the Horror category. This is a crime novel with one major twist that makes it so special and entertaining: it's no mystery who the killer is. Before the book was even released, the public knew the name of the man who used the pseudonym of The Mercedes Killer. It even gives you some intimate glances into his life, giving you a very charged-up, never-ending roller-coaster of a novel, throwing punches and curves whenever it possibly can. It warrants a re-read, and it's a terrific book if you're looking to pass the time with some "stellar fiction," as I like to consider his body of work.
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard boiled detective goodnes. I like when an author goes out of his comfort zone and known genre and tackles a new idea. I believe Mr. King has done a great job with this book. A great crime,thriller and detective story. I am looking forward to Finders Keepers.
Date published: 2015-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good, Worth Re-Reading A lot of people on here are saying that it's "not typical King," but I beg to differ. I mean, it's not the straightfoward horror that he is known for in such tales as Pet Sematary, IT, or perhaps The Shining, but it's still a really good tale. King has been branching off in the last few years, so it is a typical direction for him to take, in my opinion. This is a really good detective story, and I don't generally like detective stories. A unique aspect of this story is that it gives us the full identity of the killer right from the get-go, giving the reader an advantage that none of the characters have. It is something I've never seen before in a story, something I really enjoyed and would love to see again. I can't wait for his sequel, Finders Keepers, which is out in June of 2015.
Date published: 2015-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Typical, Stephen King. This novel is as good as it gets. I thought I would grow bored, was I wrong....unlike many of King's novels, their are hero's. I have to say, King captured these hero's in the true sense of the word.
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr. Mercedes Fun and exciting at the same time. What a ride.
Date published: 2014-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr Mercedes Great story, could not put it down. Thank you Mr. King for another adventure. From a constant reader...
Date published: 2014-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A book not soon forgotten Definitely a book I am glad I read and had some characters that were well defined that you could emphasize with both good and bad. Stephen King fans will eat this up but not a book like The Stand or The Shining.
Date published: 2014-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr Mercedes This is a TRUE Stephen King book!!!!! What an excellent read!!!!!
Date published: 2014-08-26