Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Scribner (November 9, 2010)
Big Driver is the first of four short stories in this book
Tess Thorne, a famous mystery writer, faces a long drive home following a book signing engagement. Advised to take a shortcut at the suggestion of the event’s planner, Tess sets out for home, well after dark. On a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, and when a man in a pick up stops, it is not to help her, but to repeatedly assault her and leave her for dead. Tess survives, and she plots a revenge that will bring her face-to-face with another stranger: the one inside herself, capable of gruesome violence.
LOVED IT! The book took me on a trip that was not only full of raw emotions and horrific, but also made me grateful that I very rarely ever drive alone at night.
The story starts a bit slow for the first few pages. Or maybe that was just my take on the book since I love how scary King’s books are and I was excited for it to begin. But when it starts, it starts big and doesn’t slow until the end.
The story was every woman’s nighmare. And every woman who has gone through something like that has wanted the revenge that Tess sought and got.
There was a bit of potty mouth in this book, but King writes amazing books, so I’ve learned to deal with it. The way Tess got her revenge was so great to read! I would never be able to do that.
Each character was superbly written. They were all so believable and I loved each one for the part their character played in the book.
This was my last read of 2014 and I’m so glad I ended on such a great book!
If you like King, get this book. If you don’t like King, get this book.
Come back tomorrow to read my review of the movie