Book: Duma Key
Author: Stephen King
This is my 91st read for the year
This is the story of Edgar Freemantle. He loses his right arm in a terrible construction accident, and it takes him months to recover. As he recovers, his mind starts playing tricks on him and he attacks his wife. His wife - unable to take how unstable Edgar has become - divorces him and Edgar decides he needs to get away to recover so he moves to Duma Key. He rents a house owned by a woman named Elizabeth Eastlake and befriends some of the locals. As he heals, he begins to paint, and local artist discover that he is really good. His pictures, though, start to become a portal to ghost of Elizabeth's past, and as bad things start to happen around Edgar, he and his friends have to figure out how to stop it.
This was an okay book. It took me a long time to finish because it is a very slow burn, and started to become a bit of a slog. I am a fan of King, but sometimes I wish he would stop with the verbal diahrrea and get to the point. This book could have been half the size and still wrapped up the point nicely. I really liked Edgar's friend, Wireman, and Edgar wasn't a bad character either. It just wasn't much of a "thriller" and lacked the depth I was hoping for in a King novel.