A Good Marriage - Stephen King

A Good Marriage

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
4
From 342 Ratings

Description

Now a major motion picture, Stephen King's brilliant and terrifying story of a marriage with truly deadly secrets.

Darcy Anderson’s husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his routine business trips when the unsuspecting Darcy looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a hidden box under a worktable and in it she discovers a trove of horrific evidence that her husband is two men—one, the benign father of her children, the other, a raging rapist and murderer. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends “A Good Marriage.”

This story was originally published in Stephen King’s acclaimed collection, Full Dark, No Stars.

Reviews

  • Short and sweet

    4
    By Blanefsr
    This book wasn't bad. It was no where near Kings best, but it got the job done. I felt like king had more story to tell, but suppressed his imagination for some odd reason. The story attached "1922" was by far a better story. Again not Kings best or close to it, but still read worthy.
  • Great Short Story!

    4
    By nwheeler46
    I read this when it was originally published and it's an awesome quick read. For those of you complaining, it does state that this was previously in a collection of short stories. Stephen King is the king of short stories.
  • Poorly written and unimaginative

    1
    By weiner dog1
    This story seemed like Stephen King was busy but needed to get a story to the publisher and threw this one together. Most of the story is told and not shown, which is a boring technique. Don't waste your money on this one.
  • A good read

    5
    By Butterfly blue 13
    I had not read a Stephen King book in a while, but glad I pick this one, it was a good book, kept you on the edge of my seat.
  • I like short stories...

    1
    By rosamindy
    ...which is why I buy the original collections. I hate being bamboozled into buying them a second time. I guess next time I'll research before I purchase, and not just jump when my favorite author's name is waggled under my nose.
  • Good Marriage to short

    1
    By IGA-UVA
    I thought this book would be more about the Good Marriage, which I enjoyed. 1922 not so much.
  • A Good Marriage - Stephen King

    1
    By Martha C. Moore
    I do hope that Stephen King didn't have a part in this deceptive presentation of two unrelated short stories as a new novel. This was very confusing, and I wish I had not spent the money.
  • Buyer Beware!

    1
    By bluesman 007
    All Apple would have to do is insert a simple note that this IS NOT a new work by King...... But noooooooooo - that did not happen and many unsuspecting King fans - after starting the book - now feel ripped off - and they have been. Hey Stevo - you should pull out your fat check book and reimburse all who fell for this cheap marketing ploy!
  • I should have read the reviews...

    4
    By MRSxSmith
    Even though this is a pretty good read, I have purchased this in hardback LONG ago. This is kinda deceptive.
  • Great story!

    5
    By Chandaland
    The other reviewers calling this a scam obviously didn't bother to read the description. It clearly states this story was originally part of the short story collection "Full Dark No Stars" It isn't Mr King's fault they are unhappy, it's their own. The story is a great "what if". What if your husband, your lover and life time partner was really a killer? What would you do? I highly recommend it.