“In little towns things are kind of connected under the surface and the past dies slower.”
Stephen King sure does know how to write about grief. Although I consider Bag of Bones to be “just okay” in comparison to his other works, the early chapters about Mike dealing with the sudden and unexpected loss of his wife are incredibly well done.
I did enjoy the mystery element of this book and some of the characters are incredibly likeable (Kyra and Mattie especially). Honestly, the characters are the best part of this book. The plot meanders a bit and I feel like King was trying to do a little too much (we have two characters dealing with the loss of their respective spouses, a custody battle, overall animosity within a small town, plus ghosts…) and oh boy is it slow-moving.