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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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    Watered down "Haven"

    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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    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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    The Colorado kid

    2asnt as interesting as most of his other books but still enjoyed it

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    A super read. A phylosophy mentor

    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 kid!

    Kept me on the edge of my seat, i even asked qustions of why, where and when. Great read. Can't wait for the next book.

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