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End of Watch (Bill Hodges, Bk 3)
End of Watch - Bill Hodges, Bk 3
Author: Stephen King
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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781501134135
ISBN-10: 1501134132
Publication Date: 3/28/2017
Pages: 496
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Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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I wondered if King could stay away from his usual haunt of horror and the supernatural for the duration of the 3-book Hodges series. The answer, I'm afraid, is no. He started drifting back in that direction with Finders Keepers, the second entry, and abandoned all pretense otherwise with End of Watch.

This third novel isn't bad, not at all. It just wasn't quite the book I wanted. I found it mildly disappointing that the plot set in motion in the first book couldn't be manipulated sufficiently in the real world, and that the bad guy couldn't be bad enough, creepy enough, without being a superhuman monster.

However, King is a writer who knows his craft, so the prose is solid. Characters like Hodges and Holly are very nicely done, memorable even, and the story is involving, disturbing, and often innovative. I stayed interested to the end. I'm glad I gave this trilogy a try, but I still liked its first book best.
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