On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There's no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues.
But that's just the
beginning of the mystery. Because the more they learn about the man and
the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was
it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still...?
No one but
Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of
the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained. With
echoes of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and the work of Graham
Greene, one of the world's great storytellers presents a surprising tale
that explores the nature of mystery itself... From Goodreads.
I enjoyed this more than expected, an unsolved mystery discussed years later. I really liked the twist at the end of the story. The characters of the two journalists Dave and Vince are brilliant.
This book qualifies for:
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
Serious Readers 2013
2013 Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon
2013 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge