A Good Marriage

Title: A Good Marriage

Author: Stephen King

Published: September 30th, 2014

Pages: 253

Genre: Horror, Fiction, Thriller, Short Story

Publisher: Scribner

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Goodreads Description: 

What happens when, on a perfectly ordinary evening, all the things you believed in and took for granted are turned upside down?

When her husband of more than 20 years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.Wreath(13)-Black

Things I enjoyed about this book: 

I loved that this book was about a serial killer. I am so intrigued by serial killers and so I was hooked from the beginning. This book had me questioning motives and secret lives of of every person I’ve ever met. It had me scared. Now thats a good horror read, right?

The Things I Didn’t Enjoy: 

It was somewhat predictable- that was my only complaint!



Stephen King deserves 4 out of the 5 bird feathers for his novella A Good Marriage. This was my first Stephen King novel and I was hooked within the first few minutes, not just because of the storyline but I enjoyed Stephen’s writing style. It’s crazy to sit and think about all the things you don’t know about someone. To wonder what they are hiding and reflect on what you yourself are hiding. It was an intriguing read and scary until about the middle and then it was just tense.  The cover is absolutely spot on. It draws you in and makes you want to sit down and read it. Overall, for my first Stephen King book I was sufficiently horrified and enjoyed it.

Parent’s Guide:

It’s Stephen King…. It’s not for the faint of heart. Swearing, sex, murder, blood, guts…. etc.


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