King works his customary storytelling magic, unspooling the plot threads almost as quickly as readers can turn the pages… If you're wrapping up the trilogy, enjoy. If you're just getting started, you're in for a thrilling ride.

Rob Merrill, The Associated Press

Few of King's myriad terrors feel as visceral and close to home as the sense of human mortality that looms over his new book, End of Watch… an undeniable page-turner… Throughout his tale, King nimbly pulls together numerous plot threads and characters…and for good measure throws in a final nail-biting chase through a blizzard. One finishes this novel feeling great empathy for its resolute protagonist, and even greater trepidation about that next round of Candy Crush.

Elizabeth Hand, The Washington Post

About the Author

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1971, he began teaching high school English classes 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. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers.

Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.


Bill Hodges is called back into action in this sequel to Finders Keepers and Mr. Mercedes. King throws a bit of a paranormal twist into this riveting tale of a madman who can drive his victims to suicide. End of Watch is King pulling out all the stops and bringing this series to a most satisfying conclusion.

Powell's Books


Will Patton


12 hours 52 minutes


Simon & Schuster Audio

Publication Date


  • Memory has a way of slipping a few gears after sixty-five, when people round the third turn start down the home stretch.
  • End of watch is what they call it, but Hodges himself has found it impossible to give up watching.
  • Being needed is a great thing. Maybe the great thing.

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