End of Watch (Bill Hodges Series #3)

End of Watch (Bill Hodges Series #3)

by Stephen King

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501129742
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Series: Bill Hodges Series , #3
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 113,431
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile: HL810L (what's this?)

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes End of Watch, the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Finders Keepers, Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel), Doctor Sleep, and Under the Dome. His novel 11/22/63—now a Hulu original television series event—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 as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers. He is the recipient of 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.

Hometown:

Bangor, Maine

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Portland, Maine

Education:

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

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End of Watch 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bonechilling. STEPHEN you did it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
King has finally learned how to make his endings as good as his beginnings!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it, couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stephen King always gives me the words to describe exactly what I'm feeling. I felt Bill's pain, Holly's anxiety and Izzy's disbelief. Brady Hartsfield is a completely original villain. I couldn't wait for this book to come out and now I'm sad it's over !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read Stephen King's books since 1975, I'm a Hugh fsn, but this novel just didn't thrill me, The last 60 pages are really good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. King is a great writer I love his book's
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gritty and fast paced.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you Mr King! Goes down as one of you best .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of King's best books since "Duma Key". The only con was waiting for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous 10 months ago
A satisfying enough conclusion to the trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
King did it again! I’ve been an avid King reader for over 40 years. This crime series was fantastic! And I can’t wait to read the Outsiders especially since Holly returns!
evollbach More than 1 year ago
As a Stephen King fan who has been reading his books for the last 40 years, I admit that nowadays I’m less captivated by his monsters. So I enjoyed the first two books in his MR. MERCEDES trilogy and expected END OF WATCH, the final book in the trilogy, to be the same (no monsters). WRONG Brady is back. Yes, in MR. MERCEDES he was a monstrOUS bad guy. But in END OF WATCH he is literally a monster with awful supernatural powers. And the entire book involves the threesome, Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson, trying to find Brady and put an end to his destruction of vulnerable lives. But they first have to accept that he is doing it and then figure out how he does it from his hospital room, where he is in a semicomatose state as a result of the head injury he received when Holly whacked him in MR. MERCEDES. I didn’t like END OF WATCH as well as I did the first two books ( MR. MERCEDES and FINDERS KEEPERS) in the trilogy. That is not to say that I didn’t like it at all. I just wish Bill could have had his “end of watch” with a monstrous bad guy rather than a monster.
evollbach More than 1 year ago
As a Stephen King fan who has been reading his books for the last 40 years, I admit that nowadays I’m less captivated by his monsters. So I enjoyed the first two books in his MR. MERCEDES trilogy and expected END OF WATCH, the final book in the trilogy, to be the same (no monsters). WRONG Brady is back. Yes, in MR. MERCEDES he was a monstrOUS bad guy. But in END OF WATCH he is literally a monster with awful supernatural powers. And the entire book involves the threesome, Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson, trying to find Brady and put an end to his destruction of vulnerable lives. But they first have to accept that he is doing it and then figure out how he does it from his hospital room, where he is in a semicomatose state as a result of the head injury he received when Holly whacked him in MR. MERCEDES. I didn’t like END OF WATCH as well as I did the first two books ( MR. MERCEDES and FINDERS KEEPERS) in the trilogy. That is not to say that I didn’t like it at all. I just wish Bill could have had his “end of watch” with a monstrous bad guy rather than a monster.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read but book one was the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed it!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like your books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great way to end this series. You did Bill justice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This whole series was just fantastic. He never disappoints.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
End of Watch was great. The part that I wasn’t happy about was that Hodges is gone! Will Holly be back? Will Jerome and Holly get together? That would be great on several levels. Let’s face it, they feel a lot for each other! I know there is an age difference, but so what? They make a great team.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding end to a great series. Bravo, Mr. King.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This whole series has been a rollercoaster of emotions. I couldn't lay this series down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrific!