Stephen King’s #1 national bestseller about a little mining town, Desperation, that many will enter on their way to somewhere else. But getting out is not easy as it would seem…
"I see holes like eyes. My mind is full of them."
For all intents and purposes, police officer Collie Entragian, chief law enforcement for the small mining town of Desperation, Nevada, appears to be completely insane. He´s taken to stopping vehicles along the desolate Interstate 50 and abducting unwary travelers with various unusual ploys. There´s something very wrong here in Desperation...and Officer Entragian is only at the surface of it. The secrets embedded in Desperation´s landscape, and the horrifying evil that infects the town like some viral hot zone, are both awesome and terrifying. But one of Entragian´s victims, young David Carver, seems to know—and it scares him nearly to death to realize this truth—that the forces being summoned to combat this frightful, maniacal aberration are of equal and opposite intensity....
"A big, serious, scary novel...King is at the top of his game." —Entertainment Weekly
"Surreal, tragic, scary...Terror that resonates long after the book is finished." —The Washington Post Book World
"Astonishing...[a] deeply moving and enthralling masterpiece!" —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Bill Hodges Trilogy—Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel), Finders Keepers, and End of Watch; the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams; Revival; Doctor Sleep, and Under the Dome. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York TimesBook Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic series, The Dark Tower, is the basis for a major motion picture from Sony. He is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.