End Of Watch

End Of Watch

A Novel

Book - 2017/03
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Now in Encore The fabulously suspenseful and "smashing" ( The New York Times Book Review ) final novel in the Bill Hodges trilogy from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers

For nearly six years, in Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, Brady Hartsfield has been in a persistent vegetative state. A complete recovery seems unlikely for the insane perpetrator of the "Mercedes Massacre," in which eight people were killed and many more maimed for life. But behind the vacant stare, Brady is very much awake and aware, having been pumped full of experimental drugs...scheming, biding his time as he trains himself to take full advantage of the deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room. Brady Hartsfield is about to embark on a new reign of terror against thousands of innocents, hell-bent on taking revenge against anyone who crossed his path--with retired police detective Bill Hodges at the very top of that long list...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster 2017/03
ISBN: 9781508229537
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER


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The finale to the trilogy that began with “Mr. Mercedes,” this grimly entertaining tale follows the diabolical machinations of a villain thought to be in a vegetative state but who is in fact masterminding a fiendish plan to fool people into killing themselves. Can he be stopped?

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Oct 12, 2017

Great ending to the trilogy, although some parts were a bit repetitive (crimes, past events, dialogue). Mr. Mercedes was the best, in my opinion.

MsDouglas_O Apr 10, 2017

Awesome read!!!

Feb 06, 2017

I loved this series and End of Watch did not disappoint. Great way to conclude the trilogy.

Dec 06, 2016

This was an excellent book to finish off an excellent trilogy. King does a great villain.

Oct 10, 2016

Not his best and not his worst. I found the explanation of the IT aspects (by technogeeks Holly and Brady or boomer know-nothing Hodges) tedious. Otherwise, the plot moved fairly well keeping me mostly engaged. I still prefer earlier King. He doesn't seem to be invested so much in his later books and is coasting in my view.

Sep 22, 2016

“End of Watch” is the final installment of the Bill Hodges Trilogy by Stephen King. Even though, after reading the first two books in this series, I would not consider this King’s typical work – this book tied it all together in a nice little bow. This series has everything of a great crime fiction series PLUS great supernatural aspects, that are typical King.

Summary: Bill Hodges, Holly, and Jerome return to put an end to the Mercedes Killer (Brady Hartsfield) in this third novel of the “Bill Hodges Trilogy”. When we last left the gang, Brady was in a vegetative state because Holly bashed his brains in with the Happy Slapper. Since Brady has been in brain injury ward of the hospital, strange unexplainable things have been happening – i.e. objects moving around on their own. When Bill is called in by his former partner to investigate a new string of suicides, he starts to consider that maybe Brady isn’t a vegetable after all.

My Thoughts: It is no secret that I am a fan of Stephen King. I have always enjoyed his writing style, humor, and imagination. I found “End of Watch” to be a True North example of King’s amazing talent. Only in King’s World can you have a typical detective story with a such a supernatural twist. I highly recommend this series!

FYI – In an effort to keep from spoiling any of the details of this amazing series, I am keeping my comments short and sweet. Please check it out for yourselves!

Sep 15, 2016

I loved Mr. Mercedes, and Finders Keepers was alright. End of Watch was kind of a let down. Very far-fetched, very much an older person writing about young people.

Sep 15, 2016

A fine return to form for King, who is wrapping up his first detective trilogy. Filled with some excellent twists and turns and, as always, King proves to be one of the few male writers who writes women exceptionally well.

Sep 01, 2016

As usual, Stephen King plucks at things we fear, in this case our fear of having others read our minds, or even worse, invading our bodies (like Alien). A good ending to the Mr. Mercedes trilogy.

Aug 17, 2016

The end of the trilogy enjoyed it.....fast paced....suspenseful...

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Jun 16, 2016

great ending..... always very suspensed


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