End of Watch: A Novel by Stephen KingEnd of Watch: A Novel by Stephen King

End of Watch: A Novel

byStephen King

Hardcover | June 7, 2016

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#1 New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Notable Book
Now an AT&T Audience Original Series

The spectacular finale to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Mr. Mercedes (winner of the Edgar Award) and Finders Keepers—In End of Watch, the diabolical “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves.

In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney—the woman who delivered the blow to Hartsfield’s head that put him on the brain injury ward. When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put their lives at risk, as well as those of Bill’s heroic young friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.

In End of Watch, Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion, combining the detective fiction of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers with the heart-pounding, supernatural suspense that has been his bestselling trademark. The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and chilling suspense. No one does it better than King.
Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the firs...
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Title:End of Watch: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.5 inPublished:June 7, 2016Publisher:ScribnerLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this... Stephen King does not disappoint once again. I couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A soaring success This book soars like an eagle. Not like Don Henley, but like an actually eagle. As you read it , you'll know what I mean.
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved the characters! 5 stars for the full series (if it had been published as one book). I LOVED these characters. Loved. Loved. Loved. The audiobooks were really well done - didn't feel like one person reading, as he has such an amazing range. I don't know if it was intentional, but the coincidental irony that SK wove through the second book had me convinced I knew what was going to happen at the end of this one. I was wrong, but not disappointed. I think the second book was the best in the series and this one wrapped it up nicely. If you like mystery and thrillers this one's for you.
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best. Great ending! I really loved this book. It was the best one in the series. Like all of King's books, it's just too bad that it had to end.
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Way to End the Series This book was the perfect wrap up book for this series, although not as good as the 2nd book!
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of his many bests!! Truly another Masterpiece from this amazing talented writer!!
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok this was not bad, I must admit, but there were certain instances where it could've been improved.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finders Keepers Agency Continues I really enjoyed this book. Detective Hodges continues with the challenge of trying to find out about some recent suicides. He is helped by Holly and Jerome and Pete and Izzy. This 3rd book in the trilogy can be read alone or in order. Either way It is a fitting end to the other 2 previous books. Will sure miss these characters. Highly recommended.!!
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing It was a really good book!
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this whole series. A great end to a wonderful mystery/horror series. The characters and thought fish have stuck with me. Stephen King is just brilliant.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Somewhat disappointing #plumreview I was looking forward to the end of the trilogy. I still enjoyed the main characters but I did not like the ending.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok A good plot with some slow spots, but overall a good read.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book. Another great book by a great author, one of his best
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love Stephen King books I am not usually a fan of a trilogy series but with Stephen King I couldn't resist. The master still has it after all these years.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Good Ending I absolutely loved this trilogy! The end of watch was a great conclusion to a fantastic trilogy.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Trilogy Such a great ending to an amazing trilogy
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Great ending to the trilogy. One of the best trilogies that I have read
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring Read Was genuinely, pleasantly surprised.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an amazing conclusion! This book is part of the coolest series King has ever written.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it! just finished reading this and it was a great end to the Mr Mercedes trilogy. highly recommended
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Another great book by Stephen King
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Such an entertaining book to read. I loved it!
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good ending Then end to a great and thrilling trilogy! I loved this book as much as the first. It was always keeping me hooked to read more. I cannot wait to read other Stephen King books.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I was disappointed This book wasn't as suspenseful as I had hoped for a Stephen King novel. I have read many Stephen King novels and this one isn't in the same league as his earlier works.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Trilogy approved Although I do agree with some of the other reviews - that some parts of this novel seemed cliche and rather expected, if you truly enjoyed the first two books of the series, you will love this one as well. It really depends on how attached you grow to the characters.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Different from the Others I read this because it was a part of the Mr. Mercedes trilogy and to be honest it didn't seem as suspenseful as I had anticipated for a Stephen King novel. The ideas were a bit too far-fetched.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from thanks but no they do not write them like they used to
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Half-hearted #plumrewards. There are much better and exciting King books, this one was a bit predictable in places
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Good ending to the trilogy but I found it kind of predictable at times.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from not disapointed Another great book by king
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Eh. Nothing great. There's been better Stephen King books. Still decent though.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Loved everything about this book. Amazing end.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Perfect end to the series, King can never disappoint!
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Fantastic ending to the series, I definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great end to the Bill Hodges trilogy! This was a fantastic book! was a perfect conclusion to the "Bill Hodges trilogy" which started with Mr.mercedes,continued with finders keepers and ended with this book.Stephen tied everything up nicely by the the end of this book. Definitely recommend reading this and the entire series(although it makes more sense if you read them in order)
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good I enjoyed it and had fun reading this book.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Good ending but not as interesting as his other works.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay I love King but I just couldn't get into this one.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from On my dad's wish list My dad is a big fan of Stephen King... never disappointed.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great very thrilling, classic steven king
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Definitely a page turner and well worth the wait and money! The cover was gorgeous and very good quality, I definitely recommend buying.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Perhaps my score is too low... Hi, I've been an on and off fan of King since the ninth grade, starting with Misery, then moving straight onto IT. Since then I've read many books -- The Stand, Needful Things among them -- and then veered away during university, considering myself "above" King, seeing his writing as "bad." Well, I've finished with university for a few years now, and since then -- starting in my last year in undergrad, actually -- I've been on a steady diet of Stephen King's body of work, generally straying within the last two decades of work -- 11/22/63 (the novel that kicked this wild ride off), The Long Walk (which I'd already read in high school -- truly an unsettling, horrific story), and others. I've enjoyed almost all of them (a few short stories bugged and/or bored me), especially when the reader managed to elevate King's writing, which -- despite my younger self's aversion to it -- can be pretty damned awesome. Now -- here we are, with the current book at hand -- END OF WATCH. Considering I cannot start a new paragraph and this whole thing is getting rather wall-of-texty, I'll keep it brief: these "Bill Hodges" novels are certainly entertaining, and I found parts of them to be unsettling, disturbing, thrilling, etc. And the reader of the audiobooks, Will Patton, was great, particularly as the villain Brady Hartzfield. What bugs the HELL out of me with these books is the overexplaining, the constant stream of "last time on..." exposition that is there to remind the reader what happened in the last book, or the book before, who the characters are, why one character has his or her quirky behaviour and how other characters feel about that, etc etc. Oh my GOD, the amount of exposition drove me nuts. If you cut all of that out, the stories would almost certainly improve. They might still not be classics on the level of IT, The Stand, or 11/22/63 -- but they would not be so damned, unsettlingly, horrifically repetitive.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. Book three in the Bill Hodges trilogy. Great novel and definitely a page turner.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Kingly Gem! A befitting conclusion to the 'Bill Hodges" trilogy. Beloved Retired Detective Bill Hodges faces his old nemesis in a mind-warping battle to avert a mass suicide tragedy. Fast-paced full of fascinating characters. Loved it!
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! King at his best again!
Date published: 2016-06-10

Editorial Reviews

“The book leaves a surprisingly deep, melancholy mark, crystallizing the themes that have become prevalent in King’s recent work...’End of Watch’ hurtles toward a conclusion you anticipate and dread in equal measure — that wonderful, terrible anxiety King’s constant readers have been relishing for more than four decades now. ‘He’s not done with you yet,’ reads an ominous message Hodges receives on his computer in End of Watch. We’re lucky. King isn’t done with us either.”