Mr. Mercedes
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Mr. Mercedes

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.

In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the "perk" and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.

Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again.

Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.

Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

Title:Mr. Mercedes
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1476754454
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:436 pages

    Mr. Mercedes Reviews

  • Kemper
    Jun 20, 2016

    Warning! Some Stephen King fans (Of which I am one.) may be angered by this review and feel the need to tell me one or more of the following:1) I missed the point.2) I haven’t written a best selling...

  • Becky
    Jul 08, 2014

    I have been a King fan since I was 9 years old, which I'd say qualifies as lifelong fandom. I've read every book he's written that I can get my greedy fangirl hands on... but this... This was a cluste...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Jun 08, 2014

    Is this book perfect? Nope. Did I go completely fan-girl over it. Yep.Stephen Fricking King. You never fail to surprise me.This book did lag in a few spots for me. There was a insta-love going on. I d...

  • Alejandro
    Jun 29, 2014

    I can't deny that I still need to read a lot to get to know Stephen King's work in novels. Basically my contact with his work has been on the adaptations of his works on films, mini-series, and on, th...

  • Dan Schwent
    Jun 09, 2014

    A madman driving a Mercedes plows into a crowd of job seekers, killing eight and injuring many more. A year later, the retired detective formerly in charge of the case gets a letter from the killer, t...

  • Edward Lorn
    Jun 04, 2015

    MR. MERCEDES has an opening that epitomizes Stephen King's mastery of character. In a few short pages, King captures with well-placed dialogue and introspection the struggles of two people who are try...

  • Trudi
    Jun 15, 2014

    This is a case where the star system really fails me, or I feel like I must explain my rating. Four stars does not make Mr. Mercedes one of King's best. In fact, stacked up against some of his better ...

  • Mohammed Arabey
    Dec 06, 2016

    VSميزة أن تقرأ لكاتب مخضرم , هو أن مهما كانت القصة عادية ومكررة فإنك ستدهش لمعايشتك للأحداث والتفاعل مع الشخصيا...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Jul 25, 2014

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.comWhen I first saw the cover art for Mr. Mercedes I thought , “Awwwww, how sweet – Stephen King wrote a book about a guy who drives an ice...

  • Justin
    Sep 18, 2016

    Let's talk about three-star reviews for a minute. I feel like three-star review in today's world means whatever is being reviewed isn't good. And, man, I just don't know if that's fair. I feel like ou...