If It Bleeds Author:Stephen King An extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas: Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story If It Bleeds, each pulling you into intriguing and frightening places. News people have a saying: 'If it bleeds, it leads'. And a bomb at Albert M... more »acready Middle School is guaranteed to lead any bulletin.
Holly Gibney of the Finders Keepers detective agency is working on the case of a missing dog, and on her own need to be more assertive, when she sees the footage on TV. But when she tunes in again, to the late-night report, she realises there is something not quite right about the correspondent who was first on the scene.
So begins 'If It Bleeds', a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestselling THE OUTSIDER featuring the incomparable Holly on her first solo case, and also the riveting title story in Stephen King's brilliant new collection. Dancing alongside are three more wonderful long stories: 'Mr Harrigan's Phone', 'The Life of Chuck', and 'Rat'. All four display the richness of King's storytelling with grace, humour, horror and breathtaking suspense. A fascinating Author's Note gives us a wonderful insight into the origin of each story and the writer's unparalleled imagination.« less
Another sure-to-please collection by King. There's horror King and then there's unnerving King. These stories are more of the latter. The master storyteller will take you for a ride with phone calls with the dead, a deal with the devil, monster chasing, and even one with an apocalyptic slant told in reverse. I just love how he mixes the weird stuff with average people living everyday lives. Longtime fans will slurp it up, and newbies will scramble for his back list. 4 stars.