Waiting On Wednesday (161) @StephenKing @ScribnerBooks

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Billy Summers
Stephen King
Scribner, August 2021
Mystery, Noir, Thriller

From the publisher—

Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So what could possibly go wrong?

How about everything.

This spectacular can’t-put-it-down novel is part war story, part love letter to small town America and the people who live there, and it features one of the most compelling and surprising duos in King fiction, who set out to avenge the crimes of an extraordinarily evil man. It’s about love, luck, fate, and a complex hero with one last shot at redemption.

You won’t put this story down, and you won’t forget Billy.

Why am I waiting so eagerly? Well, it’s Stephen King and that’s all the reason I need, really. Add to that my conviction that he’s at his best with characters who shouldn’t be sympathetic or appealing but are—this time, it sounds like the hitman is somebody I’m going to like despite his chosen profession. Then, throw in a spell of bad luck and a search for redemption and here we go, off on a new adventure from the master. 😀