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Book Review: Rose Madder

Author: Stephen King

“But she stayed where she was a moment longer, like an animal which has been kept in a cage so long it cannot believe in freedom even when it is offered…”

– Stephen King, Rose Madder

My Rating: 5/5 Stars - If you're looking for a super creepy book, this hits the spot.

An intense, terrifying reading journey. In Rose Madder, we cheer on Rosie as she attempts to escape from Norman – her demented, physically abusive husband. While Rosie is scrambling to start a new life with the help of new, unexpected friends, her police officer husband hunts her so that he can “talk to her up close.” This book will simultaneously turn your stomach and keep you on the edge of your seat to the fast-paced final conclusion. In Stephen King fashion, you will not be able to predict how this page-turner will end until the very last page. If you're a fan of Sleeping with the Enemy and Enough, you'll probably enjoy this book. I find it interesting that this was one of King's least favorite authored books - I thoroughly enjoyed it and I've read it multiple times.

Purchase Info:

Released: June 1995

Publisher: Viking Press

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