End of Watch is the final book in the Bill Hodges trilogy by Stephen King. You can read my reviews of Finders Keepers and Mr. Mercedes here on my blog. I am a little sad that the trilogy is over now. Hopefully King does side stories about other characters from these books, if he hasn't already. I'll need to do some research and see if there is any. This is a trilogy I would read again for sure and suggest for someone who has never read his books. These books aren't as "out there" as some of the others that I have read from him so the trilogy would be a good introduction to his writing and his books.
This was the best of the three books in my opinion and devoured it in just a few days. This is what I expect from a Stephen King book and why I will continue to read his books. The supernatural aspect of the book is right up my alley. As a reader I got the almost all the closure that I felt like I needed at the end.
4.5 out of 5 stars
This was very much a Stephen King book. It had more of the typical King supernatural aspects to it than the first two. I feel like the ending of the book was set up for him to bring back some of the characters and start a new trilogy with other characters like Bill's former partner Pete.
The book hits on so many social issues that are dealt with in everyday life. Many of the storylines give the reader a way to relate to characters for example like Holly who doesn't interact well people. Aspects of the book will probably make you think about could something like this really happen if you are open to the possibility of the supernatural events.
King brought back all the characters that would make sense to the storyline and not be too far fetched. The one character I would have liked to have read more about would have been Bills daughter Allie she is just mentioned in passing. He talks so much about how important she is and she is the only blood family he talks about, but unfortunately we never get the chance for the father daughter story. At points you start to feel bad for a few of the characters and the total destruction the suffer. There are characters that didn't get the ending needed or should have gotten while others got exactly what they deserved.
I really enjoyed reading this book and it's by far my favourite of the three. If you want start reading Stephen King I suggest starting with this trilogy.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review!