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“Part detective tale, part thriller…touching and genuine.” —The New York Times #1 bestselling author Stephen King returns with a brand-new novel about the secrets we keep buried and the cost of unearthing them. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERTHE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER SOMETIMES GROWING UP MEANS FACING YOUR DEMONS The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine – as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave. LATER is Stephen King at his finest, a terrifying and touching story of innocence lost and the trials that test our sense of right and wrong. With echoes of King’s classic novel It, LATER is a powerful, haunting, unforgettable exploration of what it takes to stand up to evil in all the faces it wears.
Titan Books (US, CA)
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"I am a Constant Reader and this wasn't one of his best. Readers will like it better than Elevation, which the majority seemed to loathe. (For the record, I enjoyed Elevation.) It started slow and weirdly narrated by the protagonist, but by the end I was really into it. The type of ending we've come to expect from our beloved King."
"If you use Audible, the narration for this is fantastic!"
"Perhaps a bit of a spoiler alert, but everyone should read my review. The story itself was interesting but it turns creepy (not in a good way) later on in the book. The protagonist is a young boy, 12 or 13, that sees and talks to dead people. He does good with his "gift" but adults exploit his ability for their personal gains. Theres mention of p3do sh*t by the protagonist when he was a child followed by, " if that's too much information, deal with it." That's messed up. Closer to the end he explains the fact his "gift" of seeing and talking to the dead is because hes a product of ins3ct. Eluding to physical and mental defects from ins3ct being a myth. Then, he goes on to give details on who his parents really are and the day he was conceived. As talented (some would say a genius) as Stephen King is, he could of come up with a million other reasons as to how the protagonist got his extraordinary abilities, but he chose to go down the 'underaged inc3st route.' 🤦🏻♂️"