It's raining blood on the cover of Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes

Leave it to Stephen King to have the cover of his upcoming novel MR. MERCEDES feature a shower of rain! The cover art has been revealed for the high-suspense novel and it's one hell of a striking image. I didn't start reading any of King's novels until a few years ago and I started with his newer stuff and worked my way backwards. And honestly, I love all of it. I haven't read a book of his that I can say I didn't enjoy, and MR. MERCEDES looks to be a solid entry into King's massive library. The story for this one is pretty awesome and it sounds like just the kind of tale that King had a blast with.

Here's what it's about:

In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands.

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.

In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.

Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.

Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

MR. MERCEDES will be released on June 3, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite recent novel of Stephen King's?



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