Billy Summers

By Namsu | Book Reviews by Namsu | 11 Aug 2021

Published: 3, August 2021
Author: Stephen King
Genres: Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Action, Fiction, War, Military, Assassination, Mystery  
At last, the wait is over and I was able to read this book. I was waiting for this one from April 2020 when Mr. Stephen King mentioned about writing this book in an interview and he mentioned that it is a crime novel about a hired assassin while talking to another great writer Mr. John Grisham.  
This book has all you want in a book from a legendary author like The King. The story is about revenge, justice, fate, luck, love, war, and a complex hero with one last shot at redemption. The subject is kind of the same as many of these stories, about good guys doing jobs that are not what their heart wants to do, and they want out, but a twist is waiting for them at the final moment when they think it is the last job before they can be free of doing what they never wanted to do.  
This book may feel like two different books once the slow pace of the first half shifts into the fast-paced action in the second half of the book. Don’t worry, it is slow at the start for a reason and I am sure it is going to make the second half even more interesting and you are going to feel for the main characters because of that slow start but the ending is surely going to make you forget if this book was ever slow. The book has more than five hundred pages but it is still a good page-turner.  
One thing that I loved was the amount of Easter eggs that the author added from his previous books. Don’t forget to mention in comments about your thoughts and how many of these Easter eggs you found.  
Keep in mind this book is not what you are used to reading by this writer but some parts may disturb you, especially the war crimes and stuff like that. It is not openly discussed but still, it may make some readers feel disturbed.  
One thing is for sure as it was mentioned in the synopsis, and that is: You won’t put this story down, and you won’t forget Billy.    
Synopsis: “From legendary storyteller and #1 bestseller Stephen King, whose “restless imagination is a power that cannot be contained” (The New York Times Book Review), comes a thrilling new novel about a good guy in a bad job.   Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So what could possibly go wrong?  
How about everything.  
This spectacular can’t-put-it-down novel is part war story, part love letter to small town America and the people who live there, and it features one of the most compelling and surprising duos in King fiction, who set out to avenge the crimes of an extraordinarily evil man. It’s about love, luck, fate, and a complex hero with one last shot at redemption.  
You won’t put this story down, and you won’t forget Billy.”    
Rating: 100/100
Recommended: 100/100 Yes.  
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