I’m currently working on a longer review of Stephen King’s Night Shift, but I wanted to post a review of a horror story today, Halloween 2020. So here is a brief review of King’s A Good Marriage. It was published in 2010 as part of the novella collection: Full Dark, No Stars. The story was adapted for the big screen in 2014.
What happens when, on a perfectly ordinary evening, all the things you believed in and took for granted are turned upside down?
When her husband of more than 20 years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband.
How well do you really know someone? Could a close member of your family be hiding an incredible secret? In “A Good Marriage”, Stephen King explores these ideas with the skill of a truly gifted writer.
King introduces us to Darcy Anderson and her husband Bob, a happily married couple living what appears to be an “ordinary life”. He spends some time describing their marriage and how it has developed over the years they’ve been together. As is common with King, his characters felt like real people within just a couple of pages. I was completely invested in them and enjoyed getting to know them via the little details the author revealed.
This is a fantastic story which reminded me why I used to be a fan of Stephen King. I want to tell you what happened in the story in detail, but it would spoil the thrill of reading it for yourself. It’s one of those stories that I couldn’t wait to get back to when I wasn’t reading it. It’s a novella, so I’m sure it can be read in one sitting. I wanted to do so, but I started reading it in the morning before work, then had to wait until the evening to finish it. Don’t you just love it when you get pulled into a good story! What was the last story that did that for you?