End of Watch

Posted: June 7, 2016
Category: Books
Bill Hodges is back in the third and last book about him and his friends. From the start King stated that the story would be told over three books and now they are all here. It all started with Mr. Mercedes, then continued with Finders Keepers and now ends with End of Watch. I really love these books and the fact that King said it would be three books and that this is the last one opens up for anything. It’s like when you know a TV show is coming to an end, anything can and often will happen and this is no different.

What is a bit different with End of Watch compared to the two previous books is that there is a bigger supernatural part in this book than there have been in the previous ones. One of the things that made me like the books so much was the fact that there wasn’t a lot. With that said I also want to state that there isn’t too much supernatural elements in End of Watch. At least not for my taste. I’m sure there are those of you out there that will think there are but I’m not one of them. I think it works.

Brady Hartsfield is also back (how disappointed we all would be if he wasn’t) and even though he seems to be harmless, sitting in room 217 of the Lake Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic he is still making life difficult for Hodges and his friends. And as usual when it comes to King’s books everything isn’t always what it seems to be. Is Hartsfield involved in the recent suicides? And if so, how can he be? Or is there a copycat out there pretending to be Hartsfield? And what’s the deal with all these fishes? The questions are many but I’m happy to say that all of them get answered in the book.

End of Watch is a great book, a great end to this trilogy and I almost wish I hadn’t read the first two books so that I could read them all now in one sitting…or a couple. I love the Hodges character, I have from the start but I have also grown to love Holly who I originally thought was a bit too much. But that is who Holly is, I just didn’t realize it from the start. Now I love them all and will miss them!

Lilja's final words about End of Watch:

So, we have come to the end of the story of Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney and Jerome Robinson. Will we see them again? I have no idea? Is the ending a good ending? Yes! End of Watch is a great book and together with Mr Mercedes and Finders Keepers it’s a great story about the retired detective Bill Hodges.