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On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There's no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues.

But that's just the beginning of the mystery. Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still...?

No one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained. With echoes of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world's great storytellers presents a surprising tale that explores the nature of mystery itself...

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The Colorado Kid
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3.6 / 5
Thought provoking
April 2nd, 2015
I'm not going to lie, I picked this up because of Haven. I searched used book store after used book store, and when I got my e-reader it was the first thing I bought. I'm also not going to lie that I was expecting something totally different--however! I was also very pleasantly surprised. Haven was definitely *based* off of this story, the idea that there are unexplained mysteries. I loved the story separately from Haven because it made me think, and that is the greatest sign of a good mystery.
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Disappointed
March 20th, 2015
Just as the review title states, this story was a huge disappointment. Not much more to say than that.
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Watered down "Haven"
December 24th, 2014
If you found this because of Haven, know that it doesn't contain most of the main characters, nor the Troubles. However it's a really interesting read (albeit slow because it's a story within a story). Hard to find IRL.
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The Colorado kid
November 12th, 2014
2asnt as interesting as most of his other books but still enjoyed it
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Slow
September 8th, 2014
Have read better by King
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Underwhelmed
August 2nd, 2014
After watching Haven I expected something more fantastic. Not a bad story, just far from favorite status.
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Uh
July 10th, 2014
It wasnt really a story
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A super read. A phylosophy mentor
June 24th, 2014
Don't as a rule enjoy King's books. This was much more than just a mystery novel;but very thought provoking. I'll be reading his books somewhat differently in future.
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The Colorado Kid
February 28th, 2014
Not really my top choice of stoyline, but had 2 c how it tied in 2 the t.v. show "Haven". I don't really c it....YET. Worth buying, just 2 scratch my itch.... :-)
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February 2nd, 2014
I've been waiting to read this book ever since I first saw the television series Haven. You might be disappointed to find out this novella has very little to do with the Syfi tv show, but you won't be disappointed for reading it. All in all it it well worth the read.
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January 25th, 2014
Fantastic book! It wasn't what I was expecting, but found myself caught up in the story. It is a true mystery & leaves the reader to come to their own conclusions.
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November 3rd, 2013
I was a little disappointed in this book since he wrote Joyland with the same company. There was a lot of dialogue that wasn't needed and had nothing to do with the mystery. The mystery itself was left in the with no conclusion which is slightly annoying because I didn't think enough evidence was to us for our theories to run wild.
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1 person found this helpful
September 28th, 2013
Not a typical Stephen King tale. Very interesting and leaves you wondering. But, if you are watching Haven and expecting that type of story then you will be disappointed!! Good reading and not really connected to any other stories.
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Intriguing
June 28th, 2013
I read this because I knew it was the inspiration for he television series "Haven." The end word by the author ties everything together, and I think this is one of those stories that will stick you, springing to mind every so often.
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Better than what some critics say
March 8th, 2013
It's a mystery tale that hasn't been solved. There is no neatly wrapped ending. The fun is in the mystery itself that is unexplained.
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