On Trial: A Death by Stephen King

Posted March 12, 2015 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review Type:

A Death Book Cover A Death
Stephen King
Mystery, Crime
The New Yorker Magazine
March 2nd, 2015
Short Short

Jim Trusdale is arrested for the killing of a ten year old girl. The story unfolds over a matter of a few days where we are pressed with the question, "Did he do it?".

I came across this one on Goodreads since I’m a fan of Stephen King. Although I am reading two other books at this time, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to read a short story in between.

My Impressions:

This one was a quick read, but as usual King delivers a story that quickly draws you in and keeps you thinking. Trusdale’s profession of innocence in the death of this little girl convinced the Sheriff to dig for more proof. But time is running out fast and there’s just no other explanation.

With a short story it’s hard for character development and back story but King gives you enough about the accused to see how he could be innocent and how he could be guilty. The pacing of the story was just right, and there was never a dull moment.

The Verdict:

High Recommended

You can read the story for yourself here. It took me less than and hour to read, with distractions.

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