A STUNNING NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME!
Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.
“I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book.” – Stephen King
Although this book wasn’t a typical Stephen King book, at least to me, it was great. It’s a great book to read at the beach or lake cabin or craft room chair (as is my case) because it’s simply a ghostly murder mystery that takes place at an amusement park and what better time to visit an amusement park if not summer. It’s also about a dying boy who has a profound effect on those around him. I cried when he died and I usually don’t cry when I read a Stephen King novel so that’s another reason that’s it’s not typical.
This one is a MUST READ for the summer or anytime.