End of Watch is a compelling and chilling suspense novel which sees retired detective Bill Hodges back on the trail of his nemesis Brady Hartsfield, the criminal the press called The Mercedes Killer. Foiled in his attempt to commit a second mass murder, Hartsfield is confined to a hospital brain injury unit in a seemingly unresponsive state. But all is not what it seems: Brady is able to influence both his physician and the hospital librarian to commit crimes in the outside world. Now, the technological genius has created a hypnotic electronic fishing game which compels users to commit suicide, and he is determined to target the three people who put him in hospital - Hodges and his sidekicks Holly and Jerome. Then he plans to initiate a suicide epidemic. For Hodges - and the city - the clock is ticking in unexpected ways...Both a stand-alone novel and the final episode in the Hodges trilogy, End of Watch is a tense read which takes the series into a powerful new dimension.
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End of Watch is the spectacular finale to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Mr. Mercedes (winner of the Edgar Award) and Finders Keepers—In End of Watch, the diabolical “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves.
Will Patton is an Audie Award-winning narrator who has given voice to all of the audiobooks in the Bill Hodges trilogy. His numerous film credits include The November Man, The Girl, Meek’s Cutoff, A Mighty Heart, Remember the Titans, The Punisher, The Mothman Prophesies, and Armageddon. He starred in five seasons of the TNT series Falling Skies and has won Obie Awards for his performances in Fool for Love and What Did He See. Be sure to check back here for the official End of Watch audio excerpt, coming soon.
Simon & Schuster Audio has released a second audio sample from the Unabridged Audiobook Edition of End of Watch. See the player below for the excerpt read by Will Patton.
End of Watch is the New York Times #1 Bestseller for the week of June 26th 2016. This is the third time the Bill Hodges Trilogy has ranked #1 in it's debut week. See NYTimes.com at the link below for more information.More Information
Stephen appeared on CBS This Morning to promote End of Watch. See the link below to view the video on CBS.com.
Entertainment Weekly has posted an exclusive excerpt from the End of Watch unabridged audiobook. See the link below to listen to Will Patton read from the excerpt that reintroduces the Constant Reader to Hodges old nemesis, Brady Hartsfield. (Contains Spoilers from Mr. Mercedes)Listen on EW.com
Entertainment Weekly has posted an exclusive excerpt from End of Watch. See the link below for a stark reminder that Brady’s condition should never be underestimated. See the print version of EW for the second part of this captivating excerpt on newsstands now.
Hodder & Stoughton (Stephen’s UK Publisher) has posted a 30-second trailer for End of Watch.
Check out Scribner’s 15-second ad for End of Watch and let us know what you think on Facebook.
Stephen’s End of Watch Book Tour is now officially sold out. No additional dates are planned at this time.
Please Note: Magic City Books in Tulsa is partnering with Circle Cinema to offer a live simulcast of the Stephen King event at Cain's Ballroom. They will also be showing Stand By Me after the talk. Ticket price is $5. (As of 4.27.16, tickets for their second screen are still available.)
Fans of Stephen AND Game of Thrones mastermind, George RR Martin will be thrilled to know he will appear on-stage with Stephen for the Albuquerque, NM event. (This should be very interesting.)
UPDATE: The Albuquerque event is now sold out. Be sure to look for online video of the talk soon after the show on the 16th of June.
Constant Readers looking for a little End of Watch hype can download the official SK.com EOW wallpaper.
The image should work well for most iOS and Android lock and home screen uses. Enjoy!
Stephen's fans accross the pond can view the cover artwork for the U.K. hardcover edition of End of Watch at the links below. They've also pushed it a step further by releasing a beautifully rendered animated version as well.
In the gloomy pre-dawn hours of a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of unemployed hopefuls are lined up for a job fair. Without warning, a merciless driver plows through the crowd in a roaring Mercedes. Eight people are killed; 15 are wounded. The killer escapes into the early-spring fog never to be seen from again. Until now...
Detective Bill Hodges is a battle-hardened and streetwise crime fighter originally assigned to the Mercedes killings. Now retired, Hodges has lost his way in boredom and depression craving the thrills of taking down the region’s most notorious criminals. When a disturbing letter from the Mercedes Killer arrives at his door, Hodges soon finds himself uncontrollably drawn into a cat-n-mouse pursuit with stakes beyond comprehension.
Mr. Mercedes is Stephen’s first “hard-boiled detective tale.” It will transport you into a vibrant and dangerous world filled with gritty characters living on the bleeding edge of reason.
A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling from a master storyteller. - Starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes Stephen introduced in Mr. Mercedes, winner of the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Novel.
"WAKE UP GENIUS."
So begins Stephen’s megasuspenseful story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.
Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and violent Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.
Not since Misery has Stephen played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also Stephen writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever.