Definitely my favorite in the trilogy. It brings back the idea of a creepy and disturbing villain from the first two novels, but it adds a paranormal element true to King novels but lacking from EoW's predecessors.
Not going to lie, I shed a tear when it was all said and done. I'm sad it's over, but grateful to have been a part of the journey.
Finders Keepers is a great novel but it's a HUGE departure from Mr. Mercedes. Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed this one front to back!
Audrey is on the move and at every stop, a body seems to fall.
Detective Marty Lang has a dark past that may hinder his investigation into a rising body count.
But the biggest question for both characters will be - who is the Grey Man?
A female-led detective series, sees Texan Detective Elizabeth Ellis be confronted with the trauma of catching a serial killer and how it affects her career solving murders moving forward. Can she make a new life for herself, or will the ghosts of her past possess her future?
AJ Rivers second Emma Griffin novel does a complete 180 from the first, focusing on one storyline rather than a multitude.
But does this help the story in the end?
I am finding with SOTM that I enjoy writing bottleneck episodes. There's something about the forced intimacy that I love for further developing the relationships amongst characters.
I see a bright future for Emma as a lone-wolf, loose-cannon agent in the next novel and beyond. However, I found it hard to like her due to poor decision making throughout the novel, but she gets her act together, which is the point, right?
That said, much like Emma, this first story is a little all over the place.
What first drew me to this book was definitely the cover. Its visceral colors on the orange spectrum, and muted details, invoked horror and mystery before I ever had a chance to crack the spine.