A NovelBook - 2018
An eleven-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.
As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King's propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.
From Library Staff
Almost 45 years into his career, he's still got it! Full of suspense, brilliant characters and so, so creepy, this is King at his best.
LPL_LeahN Nov 17, 2018
When a small town hero is accused of an unspeakable crime, and all signs point to his guilt, detective Ralph Anderson and his cohorts in law enforcement think they have a slam dunk case. But Terry Maitland steadfastly proclaims his innocence, and new information emerges that casts the investigati... Read More »
I am currently reading King's most recent work, and one that has made me fall in love all over again and inspired this list. Called a "throwback thriller", this is definitely more in line with what most people associate King with. Dark, suspenseful and shocking, with characters you feel... Read More »
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