If It Bleeds

If It Bleeds


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If it Bleeds is a collection of four new novellas —Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story If It Bleeds— each pulling readers into intriguing and frightening places.

A collection of four uniquely wonderful long stories, including a stand-alone sequel to The Outsider.

News people have a saying: 'If it bleeds, it leads'. And a bomb at Albert Macready Middle School is guaranteed to lead any bulletin.

Holly Gibney of the Finders Keepers detective agency is working on the case of a missing dog - and on her own need to be more assertive - when she sees the footage on TV. But when she tunes in again, to the late-night report, she realizes there is something not quite right about the correspondent who was first on the scene. So begins 'If It Bleeds' , a stand-alone sequel to The Outsider featuring the incomparable Holly on her first solo case.

Dancing alongside are three more long stories - 'Mr Harrigan's Phone', 'The Life of Chuck' and 'Rat' .

The novella is a form King has returned to over and over again in the course of his amazing career, and many have been made into iconic films, If It Bleeds is a uniquely satisfying collection of longer short fiction by an incomparably gifted writer.

Title:If It Bleeds
Edition Language:English
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    If It Bleeds Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    I missed to read Stephen King’s stories a lot! You may know that most of his short stories including Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, The Body from “Different Season”, Mist from “Skelet...

  • Justin Tate

    1. Mr. Harrigan’s PhoneThis opening novella rocked my world. With signature Stephen King finesse, he introduces characters so vivid they could be standing next to you. I’m particularly impressed b...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    Really enjoyed stories #1 and #3, snoozed through stories #2 and #4. Middle ground 3 star rating from me! Highly recommend the audio, as the cast of narrators are a few of my favorites. ...

  • megs_bookrack

    1. Mr. Harrigan's Phone: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐2. The Life of Chuck: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐3. If It Bleeds: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐4. Rat: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐That's how you do, Sai King!If It Bleeds is easily one of the most w...

  • Peter

    Stephen King did it again and came up with a brilliant set of four stories! In "Mr Harrigan's Phone" you'll learn never to bury a mobile phone with a dead person. Why? Sometimes communication can go b...

  • Will Byrnes

    Sorry, no two-thousand-word review planned. A rare thing, I know, but I do read a few books every year that are just for reading pleasure. No note-taking. No looks at themes or motifs, imagery, or how...

  • Mario the lone bookwolf

    Again, King is reflecting about life, work, and death in 2 of the stories, something he is already dealing with in The Bazaar of bad dreams, a topic sadly coming irreversibly coming closer to everyone...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    MR. HARRIGAN’S PHONE”When an old man dies, a library burns.”The billionaire, Mr. Harrigan, builds an architecturally beautiful house in the country as a place to spend his twilight years away fr...

  • David Putnam

    This book is a solid four stars. I’m not big on short stories or novellas, never have been. Mostly because if I drop into the fictive dream and I’m enjoying the story it ends too soon and I feel s...

  • Johann (jobis89)

    “I will live my life until my life runs out.”If It Bleeds is some of King’s best work in recent years, showcasing his talent once again when it comes to the novella. In each of these novellas, K...