How can the characters in this year's True Detective be worse? Ferrill is asexual, drunk, corrupt, a child abuser and worse!
I think it's fair to say this is a quickie by King standards. It's a very good one. Like most all of his work the characters seem more like old friends, people you know and like and hope the best for.
It's a murder mystery set in an aging carnival type theme park in 1973 North Carolina. There actually is one here called South of the Border. Google it for a laugh. There's a very small supernatural element which has little to do with the story or it's outcome. In truth it would be a great thriller without any supernatural occurrences.
Just sit back and let reader Michael Kelly take you back to 1973. You won't regret it for a moment.
I have to like most the main characters in a book. There's no way not to love Mulligan and his cast of cronies at the Providence paper he works for. The narration is brilliant. It's just a really fun book and series.
This was a huge surprise, and a happy one. Its one the more clever mysteries I've encountered. There is dark humor, characters that make you squirm and more you fall in love with.
The opening scene involves a sharp police team investigating a serial murder. What follows is how they got there. But that is where I fell in love with the story. It is a huge surprise with a perfect twist.
It reminds me of Hitcock movies like Rear Window, The Lady Vanishes, The Rope, and The Trouble With Harry. There's a great deal of suspense, but the characters are so colorful and captivating I found myself loving some, pitying some and hating others.
The narrator is excellent. She isn't the best I've heard, I did cringe over the voice of one character, but she had me totally invested in the tale.
This is an easy 5 Star for me.