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Mr. Mercedes

Stephen King

King (Doctor Sleep, 2013) takes a break from his horror novels to pen this crime thriller. Retired Detective Bill Hodges feels directionless and is toying with the idea of ending it all. Then he receives a jeering letter from someone claiming to be the Mercedes Killer, the media’s name for the hit-and-run driver who deliberately plowed a stolen car into a crowd, killing eight and maiming 15 others. Hoping to wrap up the unsolved case, Hodges follows the letter writer to an anonymous chat site called Under Debbie’s Blue Umbrella, and a game of cat and mouse ensues.