Mr Mercedes by Stephen King
Take a retired detective haunted by not solving his last case, a serial killer with an inappropriate relationship with his mother, Stephen King's writing and characterisation, and you have a winner.
A straight up crime thriller, I was expecting a touch of the supernatural to appear and was pleasantly surprised by the outcome.
Detective Hodges and his sidekick duo are such well drawn characters that I found myself wishing the book was longer. This isn't unusual with some Stephen King books, and I guess it's how he's built his reputation.
4.5 / 5