A Good Marriage

A Good Marriage

by Stephen King

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Now a major motion picture, Stephen King's brilliant and terrifying story of a marriage with truly deadly secrets.

Darcy Anderson’s husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his routine business trips when the unsuspecting Darcy looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a hidden box under a worktable and in it she discovers a trove of horrific evidence that her husband is two men—one, the benign father of her children, the other, a raging rapist and murderer. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends “A Good Marriage.”

This story was originally published in Stephen King’s acclaimed collection, Full Dark, No Stars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501104428
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 9,203
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Institute, Elevation, The OutsiderSleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of WatchFinders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.


Bangor, Maine

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Portland, Maine


B.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1970

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A Good Marriage 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 119 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you read Stephen King's Book of Short Stories " Full Dark No Stars", then you have ALREADY read this book !    It is a great story but you get more of your $$$ 's worth if you buy FULL DARK NO STARS.  It  is a huge book and has many many stories in it. 
bliss2 More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite Stephen King stories. There is an amazing humanity in his stories, but some of them really have an authenticity to them that is rare in other writers. It was originally part of Full Dark No Stars and one of the two stories in there that I have re-read several times. Now I can get them individually for my Nook.
DonyG More than 1 year ago
I don't care if it was republished or reprinted or re- whatever. I liked it. I like everything he has his sweet gnarly hand in. Long live the King!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Standard king but quite engrossing. As peer his usual- horror with a moral. This time the events are extremely authentic and therefore even scarier than his more fantastical fiction.
stephaniemc More than 1 year ago
This is a great story.  Don't punish the author with bad reviews because Barnes and Noble did not notify buyers that it is a reprint!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Took me 2days to read. If you're into dark stories, like the show dexter or law &order svu , then this might interest you more. But , its short in my opinion, but well worth the money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I accidentally thought that 'A Good Marriage' was a full book, I didn't even see that '1922' was in there as well. Then when I GOT to '1922' I thought it was part two of 'A Good Marriage' and I was like "What does this have to do with the rest of the story?" But that was just me being dumb. Both stories are incredible; 'A Good Marriage' is filled with psychological suspense with a bit of action/violence, while '1922' is still suspenseful but also full of extreme violence and gore. That's where it's at for me. ;) Definitely recommend, and don't forget, it's TWO short stories, not ONE novel!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of twists and turns! Very surprising ending!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
2 good fast reads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the first half of this book. The story was engaging and interesting. The second half was just gross. Read the first one and skip the other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put this down, the short story "1922" was my favorite. This has introduced me to the whole world of King books and his twisted mind.
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Quick but quality.
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L_L53 More than 1 year ago
This book was good and it held my interest. I'd like to see the movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't realize I watched the movie first , strict rule of mine to read the book first. So it was a slow read since I knew all the twist and the characters faces were already formed in my head. Both movie and book are good tho
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a dirty trick! This supposed novel is nothing but two short stories, niether having anything to do with the other. I never saw this coming. I feel like i've been ripped off!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual a true Steven king horror
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished the Outsider. Great read. He truly never ever disappoints. I loved it from page one. Thank you Mr. King for being you and having such a frightful mind! I am your constant reader!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written like all of Kings work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good read from the master of macabre.
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I enjoyed it, it reminded me of one of those shows on the ID Channel.
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