Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King is the first book in the Bill Hodges Trilogy. This book follows a retired police detective a few months after his retirement. This book sucks you in and keeps you wanting more all the way through the story. It leaves you screaming at the characters in some parts as they try to figure out what the bad guy is trying to do and getting it wrong. The book is realistic, though the author does mention in his note at the end that some of the methods are not completely accurate. I found this book to be very enjoyable and look forward to reading the second and third book.