A fantastic addition to Mr. Mercedes. It serves well as a standalone or sequel. It opens with the murder of a great American author and the theft of his money and unpublished works. More than 30 years later they are discovered buried in a steamer trunk by a kid. What he does with them may come back to haunt him. What will he do if someone comes looking for them? Full of thrilling twists and adventure, the story also includes the detective, good ol' Bill Hodges, from Mr. Mercedes along with some other beloved characters. I really enjoyed how they were tied in and the ending that leaves you hanging. It has almost a Hannibal Lector trilogy feeling to it. I can't wait to read the next installment!