'The straightforward cadences of King's voice, paired with his signature sit-down-and-let-me-tell-you-a-story style, were immediately soothing. And the stories he was telling - about the seductions and corruptions of technology, the extremes of beauty and depravity in even the most ordinary life, the workings of a universe we can never entirely understand - were somehow exactly what I wanted to read right now... As sirens blare outside my Brooklyn window and the headlines grow more apocalyptic by the day, I might start working my way through King's backlist. He's good company in the dark'
'Four new, exceptionally compelling novellas that reaffirm his mastery of the form... stories that cover a surprising amount of emotional territory but can still be read in a sitting.... King's affection for [Holly] is evident on every page ...deeply empathetic and compulsively readable'
'The iconic author will keep you up late at night engrossed in four tales about our dreams and our frailties'
King is rightly acclaimed as one of the greatest - and most inventive - storytellers of our time and The Institute is a dazzling achievement
A genuinely intriguing mystery, one that uses many of the tropes of both so-called "grip-lit" thrillers and more conventional forensics-driven crime fiction... The Outsider gives King fans exactly what they want
One of the greatest storytellers of the past century...If you read only one thriller this summer, make it this one
The horror writer is at his familiar best with four suspenseful and sometimes surprisingly tender novellas... If It Bleeds brings together four new stories, all offering vintage King themes with their own particular twist...King, as always, is right on the money.
The titular novella is...an impeccably judged whodunnit...the other three [are] readable, engaging studies of male lives at different stages
You may wonder if the great yarn spinner of the supernatural possesses psychic abilities of his own because this collection of short stories is so timely... Spine-chillingly brilliant.
You'll fly through IF IT BLEEDS
'You are drawn in immediately and kept guessing until the end'
'Full of vividly drawn characters and unsettling themes, If It Bleeds is another tour de force by a master storyteller.'
'Such glimpses into King's own mind are riveting and satisfyingly terrifying. Read the book for this.'
Four wonderful stories
full of vividly drawn characters ... another tour de force by a master storyteller