A CASTLE ROCK NOVEL WITH A FOREWORD BY STEPHEN KING
Something evil has swept into the small Maine town of Castle Rock on the heels of the latest winter storm. Sheriff Norris Ridgewick and his team are desperately searching for two missing girls, but time is running out to bring them home alive.
In Washington D.C., thirty-seven-year-old Gwendy Peterson couldn't be more different from the self-conscious teenaged girl who once spent a summer running up Castle Rock's Suicide Stairs. That same summer, she was entrusted - or some might say cursed - with the extraordinary button box by a mysterious stranger in a black suit. The seductive and powerful box offered Gwendy small gifts in exchange for its care until the stranger eventually returned, promising Gwendy she'd never see the box again.
Gwendy has never told a soul about the button box - not even her husband. But one day the button box shows up without warning and without the man in the black suit to explain what she is supposed to do with it. The curious reappearance of the box, along with the troubling disappearances in Castle Rock, leads Gwendy home again...where she just might be able to help rescue the missing girls and stop a dangerous man before he does something too terrible to contemplate...
From New York Times bestseller Richard Chizmar comes Gwendy's Magic Feather, a breathtaking novel that asks whether our lives are controlled by fate or the choices we make... and what price we might have to pay for those choices when we reach for the things we most desire. Prepare to return again to Stephen King's Castle Rock, the sleepy little town built on a bedrock of deep, dark secrets, which is about to awaken from its quiet slumber once more.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 218 x 144 x 34 mm
Praise for GWENDY'S BUTTON BOX by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar * - *
Man, I love this story! The whole thing just races and feels so right-sized and so scarily and sadly relevant. Loved the characters...and the sense of one little girl's connection to the whole world through this weird device. It all just sang -- JJ Abrams
A resonant novella set in one of King's signature locales: the small town of Castle Rock, Maine * Washington Post *
This absorbing novella...packs quite a punch * Publishers Weekly *
Readers will eagerly devour this thought-provoking, satisfying tale, even as it leaves them unsettled * Booklist *
He captures the small town vibe that made the Rock so popular, and when Gwendy returns home the story really takes off . . . Chizmar juggles the emotional beats around Gwendy's family and friends with a Castle Rock-appropriate plotline that hearkens back to stories such as Cujo and The Dead Zone, without overpowering the narrative. The family drama is at the heart of the tale but we never lose sight of the other events . . . A welcome return for Gwendy, in Chizmar's capable hands. * Sci Fi Bulletin *
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