Friday, 28 November 2014

Brajesh's Review : Mr Mercedes

Mr Mercedes is a Stephen King master-class.

We know the murderer and the crime fairly early in the book, the suspense is not who he is, or how he did it. It is his twisted , addictively evil, yet strangely believable motivation and mind-set hurling us into his next plot.

The characters of the murderer and retired police officer are so eerily similar yet contrasting. If I have read a page turner in 2014, this is the one.

I knew King was a master of horror, but in this book he made me realize that he is also the god of crime and drama. The sheer believability of situations and ordinariness of the settings leave the reader with a newer, scarier observational approach to his surroundings. I can’t wait to pick up the next King crime-drama offering.

Rating : 4 / 5

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