“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine
, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
Mr Mercedes by Stephen King
A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring a retired homicide detective who’s haunted by the few cases he left open, and by one in particular – the pre-dawn slaughter of eight people among hundreds gathered in line for the opening of a jobs fair when the economy was guttering out. Without warning, a lone driver ploughed through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes. The plot is kicked into gear when Bill Hodges receives a letter in the mail, from a man claiming to be the perpetrator. He taunts Hodges with the notion that he will strike again.
Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing that from happening.
Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. And he’s preparing to kill again.
Only Hodges, with a couple of misfit friends, can apprehend the killer in this high-stakes race against time. Because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim hundreds, even thousands.
Hardcover, 496 pages
Expected publication: June 3rd 2014 by Hodder & Stoughton
Why this book?
Well, I’m a fan of Mr King and his chilling works for a start. This is his first delving into the crime fiction genre and I’m excited to see where he will take it. This sounds pretty intense and character driven…I can’t wait.
What are you ‘Waiting On’?