I was pretty excited when this book turned up in a tote at work and quickly grabbed a copy. It went on my huge ‘to read’ pile but was destined to be read sooner rather than later. So, when its turn came I snuggled down in my bed and started the first Stephen King book I’ve read in years.
Unfortunately I was quickly disappointed as I really wasn’t particularly enamoured by this book. Knowing that Stephen king has moved on from horror I was quite excited to read this new book. It was billed as a crime/ghost story and I suppose it was but I found it more of a coming of age tale, the crime and ghost bits just being second to the main story about the primary character, Dev and his relationship with a sick boy and his mother.
Having says that, Stephen King always writes well and I quite enjoyed the tale.
Is it up to his previous standard? No
Would I read future books of his? Of course, it is Stephen king after all.