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:
Gwendy’s Final Task
The Button Box #3
Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
Cemetery Dance, February 2022
Dark Fantasy, Supernatural, Thriller
From the publisher—
When Gwendy Peterson was twelve, a mysterious stranger named Richard Farris gave her a mysterious box for safekeeping. It offered treats and vintage coins, but it was dangerous. Pushing any of its seven colored buttons promised death and destruction.
Years later, the button box entered Gwendy’s life again. A successful novelist and a rising political star, she was once again forced to deal with the temptation that box represented.
Now, evil forces seek to possess the button box and it is up to Senator Gwendy Peterson to keep it from them. At all costs. But where can you hide something from such powerful entities?
In Gwendy’s Final Task, “horror giants” (Publishers Weekly) Stephen King and Richard Chizmar take us on a journey from Castle Rock to another famous cursed Maine city to the MF\\\-1 space station, where Gwendy must execute a secret mission to save the world. And, maybe, all worlds.
Why am I waiting so eagerly? Well, Stephen King 😃. Though you can’t tell it by what I say about his books, I don’t actually obsess over ALL his work, just 98% of it. This trilogy is, IMHO, overlooked and/or underrated, maybe because it comes from a specialty publisher, but I loved the first two books and I think the collaboration with Richard Chizmar has a lot to do with its impact. I also greatly appreciate the ultimate heroine determined to save the world in a classic good versus evil tale—I’m just very sorry this will be the last installment.