Is there a better way to kick off the week of Halloween than with some news from the Stephen King camp? How about a look at the second trailer for King’s new book, Full Dark, No Stars, from Future Shorts and UK publisher Hodder and Stoughton? What we have here is “Big Driver” by Karen Palmer.
Below are the synopses of the four novellas that comprise Full Dark, No Stars (look for expanded versions of “Fair Extension” and “A Good Marriage” soon). For more click the image to the right to visit the official Full Dark, No Stars website.
“1922” – “I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger…” writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up “1922,” the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.
“Big Driver” – In “Big Driver,” a cozy-mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book-club engagement. Violated and left for dead, Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face-to-face with another stranger: the one inside herself.
“Fair Extension” – Harry Streeter, who is suffering from cancer, decides to make a deal with the devil, but as always, there is a price to pay.
“A Good Marriage” – Darcy Anderson learns more about her husband of over twenty years than she would have liked to know when she stumbles literally upon a box under a worktable in their garage.