“An unforgettable, unflinching glimpse into a mind driven to murder” (San Francisco Chronicle) – the number-one national best seller from Stephen King about a housekeeper with a long-hidden secret from her past…one that tests her own will to survive.
Dolores Claiborne is suspected of killing Vera Donovan, her wealthy employer, and when the police question her, she tells the story of her life, harkening back to her disintegrating marriage and the suspicious death of her violent husband 30 years earlier. Dolores also tells of Vera’s physical and mental decline and how she became emotionally demanding in recent years.
Given a voice as compelling as any in contemporary fiction, the strange intimacy between Dolores and Vera – and the link that binds them – unfolds in Dolores’ account. Dolores Claiborne is “a literary triumph. The finest of King novels…a plot of enormous energy…. Read this book.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)