Title: GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX
Author: Stephen King & Richard Chizmar
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: June 27th, 2017
The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told… until now.
There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside.
At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game.
One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: “Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me.”
On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat like for a suit, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat…
For something a little different – I have bobbed GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX onto my TBR for July. A collaboration with Stephen King & Richard Crizmar, this is a short read, but that by no means takes away from the quality of the writing. I know that I am in for a treat!
That cover alone is enough to make anyone feel uneasy. I can’t wait to get stuck in!
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