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Billy Summers
Billy Summers | Steven King
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Amoon
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What a great story! Second Steven King book I‘ve read and now I‘m a total fan. Billy is a paid for hire, excellent bit man who learned his skills while serving in Iraq. I was fascinated by his step by step details about planning and executing the attack. Billy‘s secret is that he plays “dumber” than he is and he‘s secretly writing a book about his life. Great characters and plot twists

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AmyG
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Andrew65 Great choice. 2w
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Howseldomtheydo
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The_Literary_Jedi
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#bookhaul for Christmas - many thanks to my husband for all the goodies and my MIL for The Midnight Library

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Rissa1
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#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers points total 681. @StayCurious pic are some of my favorite things on Christmas day.

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jackilynn
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Sloths & Stephen King....they go together, right!? My two favorite things. My best friend really hit it out of the park with my Christmas gifts this year. 😍🎅🎁

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Cortg
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This gave me serious Dexter vibes! You know, when you‘re rooting for the good guy who is also a killer but it‘s ok because he only kills bad guys. Seriously though, this is a great book, I loved Billy Summers, an ex-marine sharp shooter with a past. He‘s hired to do a last hit job before “retiring” when things go astray. Fast paced, page turning, high adventure and identity changes! This one will keep you up late at night.

Amoon Just finished it, loved it from the first sentence till the last. Especially liked the story in a story and the double crossing and even triple crossing. Agreed that it‘s “ Dexteresque” (edited) 1w
Cortg @Amoon Yay! Glad you loved it! It was quite the ride 🥸 1w
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Cortg
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A quiet Friday night. Just me, the pup and Billy Summers. I‘m really enjoying this book!

AmyG Wonderful book. Enjoy! 2mo
Soubhiville Looks like someone would like you to try to take the ball. 💜🐶 2mo
Cortg @Soubhiville Yep! We played for about 20 minutes! 2mo
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Pageturner1
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#thoughtfulthursday

🍂 Being with my family had me smiling this week. Nothing major just having them around.
🍁I don‘t enjoy reading a book with ripped pages or folded corners.

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AmyG
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@BarkingMadRun Thank you so very much for this in English! I truly appreciate it. And if you want the Polish one back, just let me know and I can send back to you. Not a problem.

#BWS #BasicWitchSwap
@sprainedbrain @mklong

BarkingMadRun Nah, find a little free library and give someone a surprise 🤣 2mo
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Twainy
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Darn you #BookOutlet !!! You always lure me in with that one book I‘ve been thinking about buying & then … how can I stop at just one!! How am I going to quit this habit with you constantly tempting me!?! 😩 Sigh. I love books. 🖤 😁

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emlouloon
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Finished The Institute and moved on to this one. About a 110 pages in and enjoying it so far! I have a tendency to read a lot of an author once I like and start reading them and King is no exception.

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KristenDuck
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Honestly if I did not know the author before reading this book, I never would have guessed Stephen King!

Former marine sniper, Billy Summers is a hit man who “kills bad men.” He finally decides to take on his so-called last hit.

But of course things do not go as planned.

I appreciated reading some King that was out of the horror genre and more suspense, and I was able to finish most of it in just one night because I needed to know the ending!

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ErinSueMreads
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I finally got to open my #bws package 😍😍😍😍 I am OVERWHELMED. THIS PACKAGE WAS INSANE! Made mine look dinky in comparison. Literally cried. Thank you so much @moonprismpower. It is all stunning. I love it all so much.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome package!! 🖤 3mo
Moonprismpower Yay! So glad you love it. I love what you sent me too! 🔮🧙🏻‍♀️👻 2mo
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Chili
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I stayed up way too late last night just to finish this. I couldn‘t stop reading. #Scarathlon #TeamHendrix #ReadWithUs #Screamathon #SpookOWeen #20in4 #Wickedathon #BookSpinBingo

Andrew65 Sounds great. Well done 👏👏👏 3mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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booklover3258
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My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/VQlCFKq4iHQ

Enjoy!

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Jenken1998
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Started this one on audio while running errands with my hubby

amywithbooks I loved this book SO much! 3mo
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Jen2
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Loved it!

Crazeedi Very cool! 3mo
Ddzmini Love it 😍 3mo
kspenmoll Love your pumpkin! (edited) 3mo
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AmyG
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And so it begins. 😳

Today-a reading day with my buddy, Stephen King. The tagged book is so good.

Pageturner1 that is a beautiful picture. it could be a postcard. i love the snow in pictures but not personally up close. 3mo
AmyG Thank you @Pageturner1 …and I am Not ready for snow yet. Ha…I say this every year. Hope you are doing well. 3mo
carlthecattt So jealous! Here in Michigan it is still way too warm for October. I seen SD got hit pretty good with snow yesterday and I‘m so jealous! Love winter time. 3mo
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BethM @carlthecattt same in WI! I love the snow (if I‘m not driving in it), and this pic gives me the warm fuzzies. But I want some fall damn it! 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Something I definitely don‘t miss from when we lived in Colorado— early snow 😂 3mo
Bklover Loved this book! Also love your snow! I‘m envious! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so jealous!! Beautiful 🏔 3mo
Reggie I was hoping we‘d get snow. The mountains near us got some. 3mo
Fang88 Ooohhh I just bought this a few days ago and can't wait to read it! 3mo
AmyG @Fang88 You will not be disappointed. It‘s, halfway through, excellent. 3mo
Suet624 Hmmm... just got my studded snow tires on. Truly thankful there's no snow here yet. 3mo
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FlowerFairy
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A bit of knitting while finishing up this audiobook. Stephen King straight up took a hatchet to all my feels and left them a bloody tattered mess with this one. You‘ve completely wrecked all my emotions, Uncle Stevie. Thank you. 🪓🪓🪓🪓🪓

Trashcanman ❤️ 3mo
wanderinglynn Love your black cat pants! 🖤🐱 3mo
Tera66 Great pants! 3mo
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Kboltz
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Another good read from the master of scary reads. Billy Summers is the Dexter of snipers. A great main character involved in killing the bad people out there. With a military background, Billy protects himself until he rescues Alice. Beware of the real scary happenings of women in this book. Billy is fighting to get the bad men. Real world scary is always scarier than killer clowns.😳

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FlowerFairy
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1. Audio - Tagged book
Physical book - Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver
Kindle - The Ghost Fields- Ellie Griffiths
2. Tagged - Nearing the end and SK is hitting me in all the feels. Very, very good.
Physical - Greatly enjoying the gothic feel.
Kindle- Reading a Ruth Galloway mystery feels like going home and enjoying a visit with an old friend.

@TheSpineView
#Two4Tuesday

TiredLibrarian Loved Billy Summers. 3mo
Crazeedi I love Ruth!! 3mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊 3mo
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GidgetsTreasures75
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10-4-21: My 97th finished book of 2021! Billy Summers is an Iraq war vet who has become an assassin for hire. We meet Billy when he has taken on his final hit. During the time he is gearing up for the kill he starts to write a book about his life. The story goes back and forth in time to his childhood and time in the war and to his preparation for his last job. There is much involved in not getting caught which leads him to finding Alice.

GidgetsTreasures75 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👍🏼📖#️⃣9️⃣7️⃣ I always love whatever Stephen King writes! 3mo
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EadieB
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#BillySummers #StephenKing #BookSpinBingo

Billy Summers is an Iraq war veteran and a killer for hire who sets out to avenge the crimes of an evil man. He decides to write his life story in a book. He is in a relationship with Alice Maxwell and they are going to avenge the rape that Alice endured. I liked how Billy helps Alice by using the the song The Teddy Bear Picnic.

EadieB I liked how Billy helps Alice by using the the song The Teddy Bear Picnic. The first 200 pages of the book is a slow-burn but when Billy meets Alice the book takes off and the ending is the best. Some of the themes of the book are love, luck, fate, and a complex hero with one last shot at redemption. I liked that the bad guys get what's coming to them. 4mo
EadieB I hate when authors put their political views in their books. King does this often and I think that detracts from the story! I think I prefer King's earlier horror books. This one is more of a crime story than horror. All in all, it is a nicely written tribute to writing and storytelling. This will definitely make for an interesting movie. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 4mo
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JenlovesJT47 SK is my favorite author but I really hate how much political crap he puts in his newer books. I read to escape! Imo it adds nothing to the story either. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
JenlovesJT47 Yes! And it really doesn‘t matter which way they lean politically, I just don‘t want to hear it. I don‘t really do Facebook anymore because it‘s been overtaken by everyone‘s political opinions. Books are my escape and unless it has something to do with the story, I think it‘s so unnecessary. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
EadieB @JenlovesJT47 The only thing I do on FB is post my reviews and check on authors and their books. 3mo
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JenlovesJT47
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The latest from Stephen King is another pick from me. Billy Summers is not a horror novel but it didn‘t need to be. Real life monsters are much more disturbing. This was hard to put down and only lagged for a bit in the very middle, before Alice came along. The end is bittersweet and imo well-done, since SK is not always the best at writing endings. 5⭐️ Highly recommended!

#StephenKing
#thriller

KathyWheeler I‘m glad to hear the ending is well-done. He can be terrible at endings. 4mo
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TiredLibrarian
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

💡 Vacation! Had the week after Labor Day off 🌞

📚 Tagged

🎭 Scarlett O'Hara

❤ A productive visit with a lawyer today, something that I'd procrastinated on that turned out well

Eggs Lovely 😊Thanks for playing 👏🏻🍁🧡 4mo
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bibliobliss
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#newin #currentlyreading

Surprisingly, the library had a copy. I picked it up on a whim. Prob won't make much of a dent before it's due back but it's worth a shot. Good so far. Who else is reading this one? Thoughts?

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OutAndAbout
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I see this book getting mixed reviews and I think I understand why. This is not your mother‘s Stephen King. Horror novels are apparently too easy for Mr King now, but his writing is so strong that he doesn‘t need horror anymore to build amazing characters. If you are looking for Cujo, read his old canon. If you are looking for an author who has grown past all that, and you enjoyed 11/22/63, this is one amazing and heartbreaking ride.

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starlight97
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"Do we ever tell ourselves all of it?"

? shandireads on Instagram

⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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NikkiKey94
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When I finished this book all I could do was pause for a minute and think about what I had just read. This book was one of the best I‘ve read all year. I‘ve only read one other book by Stephen King but from what I have seen this one was different than his others. This one is more of an action novel with an ending that ripped my heart out. Definite 5🌟!

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Jari-chan
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Not Kings best book, not his worst. It's a good read, easy as always, even though targeting difficult topics. King is the King of Characters, and once again he does a good job with portraying his characters. But I still missed some depth in this one. But I loved how he builds up the relationship between Billy and Alice. They both show that the worst times can bring up the best in us.

#DoubleSpin #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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TiredLibrarian
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A suspenseful & well-paced novel that makes you feel sympathy for the main character, who does some terrible things. A nice tribute to the power of writing and storytelling, too. #fiction #suspense

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TiredLibrarian
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#Anywayyoureadathon @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl #Superseptember @EadieB @Andrew65 #readathons

Here's the plan: Read the tagged book by 9/12. Finish When Breath Becomes Air, and read one book TBD by 9/19. I have to go back to work after a vacation this week; not expecting a lot of reading time next week, but hoping for the best!

EadieB Sounds like a plan! I‘m reading Billy Summers too this month! Thanks for participating! 4mo
Eggbeater I liked Billy Summers. I hope you do, too. 4mo
kimmypete1 Thanks for joining! 4mo
TiredLibrarian @EadieB @Eggbeater I'm on p. 145, and so far it keeps getting better as I go along! 4mo
EadieB @TiredLibrarian I find that I like King's earlier books but I'm going to give this one a try! Nice to hear that you are enjoying this one 4mo
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Howseldomtheydo
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Loved it! #read

TiredLibrarian Just got my copy from the library. Can't wait to read it! 4mo
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AmyG
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Ha! New Jersey. I used to live there. The library was across from Paramus High!

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JacqMac
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Stephan King made me cry. Not in a scary way, in a broken heart kinda way. And I loved it.

Soubhiville Yay! 4mo
TiredLibrarian Waiting for a library copy - glad to hear it's worth the wait! 4mo
HotMessJess Stephen is truly an artist of his craft. I give him so many thanks for all the tears, smiles, laughs, and terrors he‘s provided me throughout the years. Love that man. 4mo
JacqMac @TiredLibrarian I really liked it. But then I always like his writing. 4mo
JacqMac @HotMessJess Yes! I agree. All of this. 4mo
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Jari-chan
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Thank you for tagging me @WJCintron

1. I was finally able to see a very good friend of mine again. Due to Covid we haven't seen each other for a very long time. We spent a great day together 😊

2. Do you know that moment when the afternoon light turns golden? That's when autumn starts for me. It's all about the light.

3. It's a King! What a surprise 😁

I tag whoever wants to play!

#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Ahhhhh the golden hour during autumn is so incredibly magical 🍁 Thanks for playing 🌻📖🍂 4mo
Jari-chan @MoonWitch94 Thank you for hosting ❤️ 4mo
monalyisha Seeing friends for the first time in a long time is such a celebratory moment! 🎉 4mo
Jari-chan @monalyisha It really is! ❤️ 4mo
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AmyG
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1. I get to go to the dentist for a cleaning every 4 months instead of 3.
2. Day after Labor day
3. Billy Summers - Stephen King

#thoughtfulthursdsy @MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🌻📖🍁 5mo
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Howseldomtheydo
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#currentlyreading but thinking about our trip to Lake Tahoe. South Lake Tahoe is currently under evacuation orders from the Caldor Fire. Keeping the residents and firefighters in our prayers.

ImperfectCJ I spent one season after college living and working in South Lake Tahoe. I didn't know they were under evacuation orders...such a strange thing to think about. I have to look that up now. 5mo
Susanita We went to Lake Tahoe for our honeymoon. It‘s so sad what‘s happening in California with the fires. 😢 5mo
Howseldomtheydo @ImperfectCJ That must have been amazing! 5mo
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Howseldomtheydo @Susanita indeed 😢 5mo
ImperfectCJ @Howseldomtheydo It was a gorgeous location to wash dishes and clean guest rooms. :-) 5mo
Howseldomtheydo @ImperfectCJ I meant when you had time off 😉 5mo
WJCintron Beautiful!! I can relate. It's been happening a lot during the past few years. Fires everywhere. It's a shame. I love California, though. The deserts are beautiful too! Thanks for sharing! 5mo
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Jeannineth
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I started Stephen King‘s Billy Summers yesterday and loving it already.

OutAndAbout I‘m so looking forward to this one. On a 9 week hold for the audiobook at the library. 🤞 5mo
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Skeebies05
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Bought this one yesterday, after a hell of a work week. I did my nails, the first time with the at home nails. They are a bit long but I like them.

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Twainy
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🎧 I‘m still thinking about this book days after I finished it.

It‘s not horror but it does revolve around date rape, mob-like activity, assassination & vengeance. It‘s a crime novel.

This book is everything The Plot wasn‘t. An unfair comparison but I‘m writing the reviews back-do-back.

I love the vengeance aspect! The bad guys get what‘s coming to them. YES!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️9/10 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Twainy The descriptive wordy prose that this author is known for may bore some but a painting (ha) more vivid doesn‘t exist. (Be looking for call backs to previous books) … nostalgia ❤️

Billy IS a bad guy but you can‘t help falling in love with him. I‘m SO glad that the author didn‘t “go there” with the 2 main characters. He didn‘t need that cheap plot conveyance. The love was true. 👇🏻👇🏻
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Twainy
Alice … what can I say. Billy says it … Stockholm syndrome. She falls for her white knight even though he‘s twice her age & a hitnan! She‘s a little annoying but as I read this book I was thinking it felt like a semi-stylized crime story from yesteryear with a modern spin.

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Twainy This is what makes the author The King! Not just a one trick pony.

This would have been a 5+ star book but I don‘t like shoe-horning an author‘s current political opinion into my fictional story. Jonathan Maberry has also been known to do this. It takes me out of the fictional STORY.

My gripes are minimal & didn‘t take away from the book as a whole. The narrator was unremarkable. I read this book in one sitting un-put-downable!
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AmyG King can write anything. I am so excited to read this. 5mo
Twainy @AmyG if you‘re a King fan I think it helps because you know his strengths & his age 😁 and you‘re not expecting an edgy cutting edge story written my a millennial surrounding current community views? Though I found myself counting the Trump mentions a few in … & had to focus on ignoring them (there isn‘t that many) LOL 5mo
AmyG Ha. King is not a fan of Trump! 5mo
Twainy @AmyG LOL Not at all! I‘m fine with that. Just putting it in a fictional story makes me stop & laugh & takes me out of the story and into reality. What happened to STILLSON or w/e … I don‘t need reality in my fiction 😆 it‘s really minimal. I couldn‘t find much to complain about. 5mo
AmyG Not a reality we want to be dragged into, I hear you. Ha! 5mo
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peaknit
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I love a King Easter Egg and I just got one referencing a certain haunted hotel. The audiobook is excellent, the narrator Paul Sparks, who was weird AF in HBO‘s Boardwalk Empire, is fantastic with characters and cadence.

deeannloso Loved this book, but I cried like a baby. 5mo
AmyG He‘s great. I‘ve seen him in a few movies. 5mo
peaknit @deeannloso I‘m bracing myself because I really like Billy and Alice right now🤞🏻 5mo
deeannloso @peaknit I liked the friendship between Billy and Alice. It was sweet. ❤️ 5mo
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JoyBlue
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AVChrista
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Ready to dive into the world of Billy Summers

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bookishbitch
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The gift I got my sister for taking care of our dog Kiki while we were away. She's always been a massive SK fan and collects all his books. She rarely buys them new though, so I knew she wouldn't have this already. I'll give it to her later today.

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HettyG
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This just is not a good book. The first half is good but the second half went downhill so fast I got dizzy. The female protagonist is so poorly written and cliche as to be unbearably sexist. Moving from virgin victim to virtuous whore as the narrative requires, she has literally no character arch of her own and is infantalized to the point of creepiness. Thumbs down on this novel, full of cliche characters and plot.