This was a great book, like Kings early books: Salem's Lot and The Shining. The story is based on a Mexican legend I had not heard of before.. I liked the characters in this book, and I enjoyed Holly (Mr. Mercedes series), Bill's friend being brought into the mystery. That she brought the Happy Slapper was a great tribute to her old partner. I would love SK to write more about Holly and Ralph's working together. I too was sorry when I finished the book. Also, I am still waiting for King to write a real sequel to Salem's Lot.