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End of Watch ☃ [PDF / Epub] ☂ End of Watch By Stephen King ✑ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Retired Detective Bill Hodges now runs a two person firm called Finders Keepers with his partner Holly Gibney They met in the wake of the ‘Mercedes Massacre’ when a ueue of people was run down by Retired Detective Bill Hodges now runs a two person firm called Finders Keepers with his partner Holly Gibney They met in the wake of the ‘Mercedes Massacre’ when a ueue of people was run down by the diabolical killer Brady HartsfieldBrady is now confined to Room of End of PDF/EPUB or the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic in an unresponsive state But all is not what it seems the evidence suggests that Brady is somehow awake and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital roomWhen Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet one that will put their lives at risk as well as those of Bill’s heroic young friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister Barbara Brady Hartsfield is back and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends but on an entire cityThe clock is ticking in unexpected ways Both a stand alone novel of heart pounding suspense and a sublimely terrifying final episode in the Hodges trilogy End of Watch takes the series into a powerful new dimension.

  • Hardcover
  • 354 pages
  • End of Watch
  • Stephen King
  • English
  • 11 September 2016
  • 9781473634008

About the Author: Stephen King

Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologiesIn the fall of Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy the public high school in Hampden Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.



10 thoughts on “End of Watch

  1. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

    Is it possible that reading the final book of a series made me love the whole series even Yep I gave the first book Mr Mercedes four stars I liked that book Brady was the perfect evil character against Hodges good guy Then we had Finders Keepers which I 3 starred I liked it but it just wasn't going on my favorites list Now we have this grand finale End of WatchYou are getting all five starsFormer Detective Hodges in now partners with Holly in a firm called Finders Keepersthey get a call from Hodges old buddy Pete about a pair of deaths that might have something to do with the Mercedes killer Brady Hartsfield in a way and he would like their insight at the crime scene A badly injured woman from that day is still alive but paralyzed she lives with her elderly mom and even though they seemed happy the mother has killed the woman and committed suicide Holly finds a hand held device there at the scene that doesn't fit the rest of the scene Called the Zappit it holds older versions of games that provide oddly addicting I'm leaving a bunch out of this review but I don't want to spoil anything for this book You get back with some of my favorite characters; Hodges Holly Jerome and yes even Brady Hartsfield I love to hate that fuckerI will say this book takes the thriller want to be that the first books were and goes typical Stephen King And it's all good I knew that the book was probably going to head off in a way that I didn't want it too and Stephen King didn't let me win on that one But it did cause me to re evaluate how I felt about the other books But damn There will be better reviews There will be reviews that hate the book They are wrong and I am rightPS I had to wait for him to finish but I knew his review was going here See Ed's review here My buddy Ed and I are Stephen King groupies We have no shame When he has a new book coming outyou will find the two of us reading it that day Don't try and interrupt us either We will cut a bitchEd and I had planned on going and seeing in the flesh the Master Kingbut alas life didn't work out that way I'm still disappointed because I would have met two of my all time favorite people ever Ed Lorn and Stephen King I'm done brown nosing nowbut honestly Ed's King reviews are beyond approach Go check them out

  2. Edward Lorn Edward Lorn says:

    Now that I've stopped weeping like child at a funeral I believe I can review this one as well as speculate on the future of Stephen King's career Let's do thisTo the surprise of some I was a huge fan of Mr Mercedes The book was fresh a nice change of direction and it showed King's love for the craft Trying something so different so late in life must have been scary fun Finders Keepers was pretty good too but I thought it occasionally missed the mark With End of Watch I feel the series as a whole is a must read experience as each book compliments the next This final novel in the Bill Hodges trilogy is my favorite of the bunch but I don't think that would've been the case without the other two books While I gave Mr Mercedes five stars and Finders Keepers four I would give this final book and the series as a whole a perfect score But I cannot help but think that Revival is the final standalone King book we will receive For a detailed list of the evidence I have to back up this claim all speculation mind you but nonetheless thought provoking please see the Spoiler Discussion section at the end of this review I feel that we have one King novel to look forward to though the final Jack Sawyer novel which was according to both Peter Straub and King himself started in 2005 I'm going to hazard a guess and say that book is done and awaiting publication These are just theories folks No one would be happier than I to find years' worth of King books still to come I will make note of four things I particularly loved about this last novel1 I actually came to like Det Ret Kermit William Hodges It only took three books but I did eventually come to like him I'm sure that now if I were to reread them I would than likely enjoy his presence in the previous novels the second time around2 Holly is not only one of my favorite characters in this series but one of my favorite characters ever to grace the pages of a book And I mean any book Her idiosyncrasies remind me of someone I've lived with all my life3 Theme This book is heavy on theme friendship loss a well lived life and the difference between letting go and giving up 4 The ending is one of strongest endings King has ever written Period The ending of the novel brings the entire series full circle I love a well designed story and for the punishment to fit the crime And that's it That's all I can say here without giving away some major plot points In summation A fantastic ending to a great trilogy whose sum is greater than its parts As cliched as it is I laughed I cried and I didn't want it to end My only regret is that I read it so damn fast Now what am I supposed to doFinal Judgment A fitting farewellSpoiler Discussion Wherein I spoil Mr Mercedes End of Watch and Joe Hill's The Fireman along with a minor spoiler for a story in The Bazaar of Bad Dreamsview spoilerHere is all the evidence I have compiled to support my theory that this or the final Jack Sawyer novel will be King's last published works1 In an interview with Bryant Gumbel during the book tour for Dreamcatcher this was two years after King was run over and almost killed by a speeding van King told Gumbel that he could see himself retiring from publishing but he would never stop writing Finders Keepers is about an author who who does just that In another interview this one after the publication of Under the Dome King told the interviewer that Under the Dome and one book that one about JFK were two stories he'd always wanted to tell but never got around to writing Seeing that we finally got to read 112263 after decades of the story marinating in King's head I feel that he's done everything he's put off He's all caught up Hell he even managed to finish the Dark Tower series Nothing left now but the final Jack Sawyer novel which Straub and King have been working on since 20052 In Joe Hill's The Fireman we see the death of a character known as Father Storey Not only that but the entire book is littered with Easter eggs for Stephen King's work and not Hill's making me think that The Fireman serves as a passing of the torch from father to son3 The story at the end of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is about the end of the world The novel to follow that collection is this book End of Watch That's an awful lot of rumination on the end of things for my liking And seeing Hodges die at this end of this one does not give me high hopes for King's future I'm not saying he's sick but it sure feels like something might be wrong4 End of Watch is about a life well lived and letting go Saying goodbye is a major theme of the book No one would miss King than I but I can't help but to see signs everywhere I really hope I'm wrong I truly doThanks for hanging around Constant Reader hugs and high fives hide spoiler

  3. megs_bookrack megs_bookrack says:

    I am so in love with this series Truly an all time favorite trilogy for meMy whole heart swells just thinking about itI have a huge crush on Bill Hodges and I'm not ashamed to admit it He was real to me and I was in love I felt what he felt I wanted him to succeed I was on his side the whole way through I also really enjoyed Holly She added a lot for me even though I know overall she can be a bit of a divisive character The plot of this the final novel in the trilogy was super interesting and bizarre It built up to a satisfying conclusion I will most definitely be rereading the entire series again start to finish some day I don't think it is any secret that I love Stephen King and his books This trilogy is so unlike his other works but I loved it all the same continues swooning til the end of time

  4. Kemper Kemper says:

    If I look at it as the glass being half full then this is the best of the books King has done with the Bill Hodges character On the other hand it’s still pretty much a shoulder shrug of a three star read which tells you how little I thought of this trilogy so I’m pretty sure that cup is half empty after allUncle Stevie tried his hand at doing a straight up crime thriller with Mr Mercedes but I found it to be a painful slog of poor plotting uneven pacing and a main character who came across as a reckless and irresponsible jackass Finders Keepers had a pretty decent concept but again it’s biggest flaw revolved around Hodges himself because he was almost completely irrelevant to the story which again highlighted that King struggles with mystery novelsNow here in the third book King has thrown in the towel on trying to write a straight up action thriller detective story and gone back to his roots with a villain who has psychic and telekinetic abilities By introducing spooky powers King doesn’t have to rely on trying to put together a logical chain of events that depend on characters reasonably deducing things or behaving rationally Instead he can have them following hunches and feelings and the supernatural element keeps him from having to twist the plot into pretzels to make it all work Like a lot of King novels most of the characters also seem to have an uncanny knack for guessing at what's happening elsewhere which seems acceptable with all the bizarre stuff going onAs a Stephen King horror story by itself End of Watch would probably rank somewhere in the middle of his works The problem is that it builds on the far weaker Mr Mercedes as a foundation Finders Keepers can be skipped but it’s telling that you can bypass one third of the story and still follow the major narrative So what you end up with is a trilogy that started as a very flawed crime thriller had a second book with zero impact on the main story and then goes paranormal in the third act with only some minor hints dropped in the previous book that it’s comingThe only reason to like these three books being linked together is if King managed to make you love the main character Bill Hodges and his two assistantsfriends I didn’t I mean I really didn’t When he wasn’t hiding critical evidence and inspiring a maniac to seek new levels of carnage Hodges came across as this bland grandfatherly figure Mostly he exists to ask tech uestions of his younger colleagues who seem to look up to him for some reason I never really buy him as a tough ex cop and he sure as hell isn’t a brilliant detective which is shown yet again here when the major breakthrough in this one comes from Hodges asking a very basic uestion that he failed to do in an earlier interview Frankly it’s a bad sign that my first reaction view spoiler to finding out that the Hodges has terminal cancer was relief that his recklessness and general incompetence wouldn’t be endangering the public any At last his reign of terror has ended Also in three books Hodges is never once the guy who actually stops the main baddie during the final showdowns So what purpose did he really serve hide spoiler

  5. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    From bed on my iPhone at 330amIt’s OVER and I’m a little sad I’m going to miss Bill Hodges and Holly and Jeromeand Pete even pretty gray eyes Izzy “FINDING KEEPERS” was my VERY FAVORITEthe STRONGEST 5 stars for me But this last one had an interesting ZAPPING game mystery plot with a very heartfelt underline love shadow following every page Business is as usual with THE KING and NOT ALWAYS Mr Mercedes and Finders Keepers ‘could’ possibly be read as stand alone books but End of Watch wouldn’t make any sense unless you read ‘both’ the other two books I liked the choices Stephen King made with End of Watch Parts were killer satisfying and parts were just killer sad BECAUSE I MISS THEMIf anyone knows or hears of TV mini series or movie please let me know

  6. Carol Carol says:

    END OF WATCH is unfortunately the end of the Bill Hodges trilogy I will miss Detective Kermit William Hodges his personal story and his computer wiz brainy partner Holly Gibney but not what's in Room 217 of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at Kiner MemorialBOOK 3 begins with a flashback of the horrendous Mercedes rundown of innocents standing in line at a job fair no spoiler here and flows right into retired Detective Hodges obsession with the creepy evil maniac Brady Wilson Hartsfield who he periodically still visits and verbally torments knowing full well he is not completely goneEND OF WATCH takes the reader from mystery to thriller and straight into the eerie Stephen King world of supernatural forces that will make you wary of little pink swimming fishes and remind you you are reading the master of horrorSK saved the best for last

  7. Trudi Trudi says:

    I'm going to try and make this review as uick and painless as possible if you liked this book you're not going to want to hear me bellyache about it and if you didn't like this book you already feel you've wasted enough of your precious reading time on this series and are just ready to move the fuck on and hope King is too Things started out sort of optimistic for me with Mr Mercedes I didn't hate it; in fact some parts of it I really enjoyed Even so for me it was missing something fundamentally King If he had stopped there I would have been fine but instead he wanted to drag this wayward experiment into the crime thriller genre out into a trilogy and two books And that's where I started to get really frustrated and pissed off King is almost 70 years old I hate to be morbid but let's be realistic Who knows how many books this man has got left in him Probably not many My heart broke a little reading End of Watch Every part of my Constant Reader soul which came into existence when I was eleven years old sunk into the depths of near despair King was wasting my time and his time however much either one of us has got left on a weak middling trashy airport novel filled with ridiculous cardboard cutout characters and a ludicrous plodding plot that left me lukewarm and uite frankly bored King's efforts to unravel his mystery with excessive plot details felt like excruciating eye crossing infodumps at times Arguably End of Watch is the best of the trilogy but by the time I got to this one my patience had run out with the entire experiment When I think about what King could have been writing in the time it took him to peddle this schlock I want to sob and pull my hair out There's other King books that haven't done it for me over the years but they've still felt like King In his ill conceived foray into another genre it's like King was a tad self conscious and insecure and spent time mimicking what he thinks makes the crime thriller genre so great rather than just writing as himself When he did try to plug some supernatural elements into the final book they felt forced and out of place a messy stitched up hybrid of a Frankenstein's monster NOBODY wanted Well this girl anyway And now to cleanse my reader palate of this bitter disappointment I shall re read The Long Walk to soothe my Constant Reader soul It's feeling a little battered and bruised

  8. Johann (jobis89) Johann (jobis89) says:

    Because things can get better and if you give them a chance they usually doRetired Detective Bill Hodges and his sidekick Holly find themselves investigating a recent spree of suicides But all of the dead are connected by a common thread each of them had been in previous contact with Brady Hartsfield the notorious Mercedes Killer Reviewing this book brings up an internal debate about how one should rate a book using the standard star system If a book is given a 5 star rating by myself usually it will mean that I LOVED it and the book was particularly special or uniue or just offered something different But I do not think you can directly compare 5 star books to each other For example I gave Charlie the Choo Choo 5 stars because it was such a cool uniue idea and I couldn't fault it for what IT was but by no means is Charlie the Choo in the same league as Pet Sematary or 112263 both of which I also gave 5 stars You get me I think the genre or even what the book is intending to be also comes into playAnother factor for me is how it makes me FEEL If a book can rip my heart out and stomp all over it and if it does so in such an effective way then yes that book will be 5 stars for me I'm admittedly uite an emotional person I'll cry at the drop of a hat but it takes something special for me to produce literal tears when reading a book And this is the reason why Stephen King is my favourite author on numerous occasions he has been able to unlock that part of my heart and trigger the terrifying sight that is me ugly crying End of Watch was one of those books I'll discuss why at the end of this review as I need to get a bit spoilery in order to do so but I WILL have a spoiler warning before this final part End of Watch was the most KING book of the trilogy He's a pro when it comes to crossing genres and throwing them all together into one big pot The most obvious example of this is the Dark Tower series It is very hard to simply categorise a lot of King books as he likes to throw in a bit of horror with a bit of fantasy adding in a dash of family drama perhaps some romance too Mr Mercedes and Finders Keepers were almost like King's take on a detectivecrime series it had good story telling with great character building typical King eh but then End of Watch comes and King is unable to unleash all the traits that we know and love him for He goes back to his roots It becomes UNPREDICTABLE I thought the previous two books in the series felt a bit generic and formulaic So I really welcomed this shift in genreI had found Holly a tad irritating at the beginning of the trilogy and really wasn't understanding why most people seemed to be a part of her fan club but by the end I was a huge Holly fan She had really grown on me and her relationship with Hodges as well as Jerome was just so heartwarming The fatherdaughter dynamic between Hodges and Holly felt very natural and was a bit of an emotional trigger for me I really enjoyed the story itself in this one too some bits were possibly a bit drawn out I didn't need all the technical detailsAnd that ending Oh boy King gets a lot of flack for his endings which I don't think is always deserved but this one was absolutely perfect I was so fucking nervous reading those last 50 pages or so I really had no clue what twists and turns King was going to pull on meOverall I really enjoyed the Hodges trilogy I don't necessarily think it's his strongest work but it has a lot of great themes in there and some unforgettable characters It's just so nice to see King take risks and do something different so late in his career End of Watch gets 5 stars from meNow for the SPOILERY partLOOK AWAY if you haven't finished the trilogyHodges' death was just one of the most soul crushing experiences I've ever had reading a book We knew it was coming from uite early on in the final book but it really didn't lessen the blow And that's true in real life as well unfortunately I was uite literally bawling my eyes out over those final pages Then I set the book down got myself together started crying again minutes later And then again King manages to build these characters that we can really connect with and stay with you long after you close the book And if King can build a story and introduce me to characters that have that much of an impact on me then that book is getting a 5 star rating even if it wasn't perfect for me Bill Hodges has cemented his place in my top King characters 3

  9. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    Well we have come to the end of the road or the End of Watch I enjoyed this trilogy and love all of the books but I loved different books in the trilogy for different reasons The first because HELLO some maniac has done went whack a do and ran over a bunch of people in a Mercedes The second book I liked because of the connections to people in the first book And we come to the last book I actually thought is was sad at the end but for once I DID NOT CRY Anyway I thought it was a really cool and creepy addition to the madness that is Brady Hartsfield Mr Mercedes And now I know what all of the fish on the cover of the book meant especially little pink I mean this jerk has went to some crazy ways to kill people but this last one took the cake He is beyond crazy in the membrane and I'm sure glad he's not real or is he We don't know But his ending is so wonderful In all of the books there were parts that were annoying You know those parts where someone is right there but your too busy doing something stupid to notice them I mean if there was some freak out there killing people I would be watching every little thing But nooooooo I still can't believe the trilogy is finished I feel like I was stuck in this crazy little world for some time I still loved Holly and Jerome so much in these books They were smart and just so cool I don't think ole Bill would have pulled anything off if it wasn't for their help But I'm going to leave it at that or I will accidentally on purpose give out a spoiler Also a big shout out to Mr King for adding this in his Author's Note at the back of the bookOne last thing End of Watch is fiction but the high rate of suicides both in the United States and in many other countries where my books are read is all too real The National Suicide Prevention Hotline number given in this book is also real It's 1 800 273 TALK If you are feeling poopy as Holly Gibney would say give them all call Because things can get better and if you give them a chance they usually do Stephen KingCheers to you Mr King I just might take you up on that offer ♥MY BLOG Melissa Martin's Reading List

  10. Matthew Matthew says:

    Not my favorite of the series but a good finish to a series I enjoyed a lotThis book is of a seuel to Mr Mercedes than the 3rd book in series I think you could skip Finders Keepers and not miss a thing But I don't recommend that as the second book of the series was my favoriteI like Holly and Bill they were a great team and not conventional in any way In the last two books Jerome felt forced in when he was there Brady was a good despicable bad guy Love to hate him am I rightOnly issues with this one view spoilerthe game console thing was uniue but did seem a little contrived Also at times I got confused during the Dr ZZ boy scenes who was who in control etc hide spoiler

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