“End of Watch” is the final installment of the Bill Hodges Trilogy by Stephen King. Even though, after reading the first two books in this series, I would not consider this King’s typical work – this book tied it all together in a nice little bow. This series has everything of a great crime fiction series PLUS great supernatural aspects, that are typical King.
Summary: Bill Hodges, Holly, and Jerome return to put an end to the Mercedes Killer (Brady Hartsfield) in this third novel of the “Bill Hodges Trilogy”. When we last left the gang, Brady was in a vegetative state because Holly bashed his brains in with the Happy Slapper. Since Brady has been in brain injury ward of the hospital, strange unexplainable things have been happening – i.e. objects moving around on their own. When Bill is called in by his former partner to investigate a new string of suicides, he starts to consider that maybe Brady isn’t a vegetable after all.
My Thoughts: It is no secret that I am a fan of Stephen King. I have always enjoyed his writing style, humor, and imagination. I found “End of Watch” to be a True North example of King’s amazing talent. Only in King’s World can you have a typical detective story with a such a supernatural twist. I highly recommend this series!
FYI – In an effort to keep from spoiling any of the details of this amazing series, I am keeping my comments short and sweet. Please check it out for yourselves!