Book: Billy Summers
Author: Stephen King
This is my 83rd read for the year
This is the story of Billy Summers. A killer for hire, Billy has one more job he has agreed to take before he gets out of the business for good. Little does he know what a long and winding path that job - and the fallout from that job - are waiting for him. A simple, quick job that he has figured out down to the last detail backfires when a young girl is dumped from a van in front of his apartment one night. Now Billy knows he must make it right. For her - and for him.
This was an okay book. I listened to it to pass the time while doing jobs around the house, but this wasn't one of my favorites of his. There seemed to be a lot of overuse of words just to fill pages. Over explaining that didn't seem necessary to move the story along. I didn't like any of the characters. King does insert a lot of political views that even I - (who whole heartedly agrees with him) got tired of. It did nothing for the plot. I want the old King back - a good psychological thriller that leaves me wanting to leave the light on at bedtime.