End Of Watch by Stephen King; 2016; $30.00; 432 pages; Scribner, New York, NY; 978-1-5011-2974-2; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Kenton; 7/2/16-7/5/16
Why did I read this? Because Stephen King is a master storyteller and this is the third book in a trilogy in which I had already read the first two books. I enjoyed them so I thought I would continue.
End of Watch is the sequel to Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers which were unusual for Mr. King as there was not supernatural phenomena in them. They were more or less police procedural’s involving one miscreant as Bill Hodges followed the clues to track down the person responsible. Due to a Traumtic Brain Injury the perpetrator is now in a vegetative state in a local hospital. However he has turned inward and thanks to a couple of contributing factors has learned how to control others and have them do what he wants. The majority of the police refuse to truly follow the evidence and just want to go with the easiest explanation which has nothing to do with the person laying in a coma at the hospital. It is up to our main characters Bill, Jerome and Holly to figure things out and make them right no matter how outlandish they seem.