Monday, August 15, 2016

Book Review: End of Watch

Following up his books Mr. Mercedes (2014) and Finders Keepers (2015), Stephen King's End of Watch is his third to feature retired detective (William) Bill Hodges and although the first two in the series skewed towards Mystery and Thriller rather than Supernatural Horror, the latest book could easily been seen as a gateway novel for his new mystery fans to see some of the dark fantasy elements that can be found through a large part of his fiction overall.

As with Cell (2006), End of Watch does touch on fears of new technology and specifically the ubiquitous nature of a type of technology in our modern world, but the book focuses quite nicely on character and a mystery for the main plot, both of which work quite well, and build to an exciting game of cat and mouse between Bill and the books antagonist.

A lot of fun as well as a good gateway read for mystery and thriller fans.

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