Book Review: A Good Marriage by Stephen King

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Thriller

Age Recommended: 15 and up

For my AP English Language summer assignment, I was instructed to read On Writing by Stephen King, which piqued my interest in him as an author, especially since I had learned that he wrote a fair number of horror novels.

This book is my first encounter with Stephen King’s writing and it didn’t disappoint at all- the book was gripping and fantastically written. A very quick read; my only regret is that I hadn’t read it earlier.


Darcy has been married to Bob Anderson for about 25 years. She knows everything about him, or so she thinks, until she stumbles upon a box in her garage containing sadomasochistic magazines and legal documents belonging to a girl who was recently murdered.

After comparing news articles with travel logs from her husband’s diary, she realizes that the deaths of several women by a man who goes by the name of “Beadie” coincide with her husband’s business trips perfectly. A little too perfectly.

When Bob comes home, he instantly realizes that she knows about his “activities” and begins explaining the story of how this all began…

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: A Good Marriage

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