Roused by a single drop of blood, Rosie Daniels wakes up to the chilling realisation that her husband is going to kill her. And she takes flight - with his credit card.
Alone in a strange city, Rosie begins to build a new life: she meets Bill Steiner and she finds an odd junk shop painting, ´Rose Madder´, which strangely seems to want her as much as she wants it.
But it´s hard for Rosie not to keep looking over her shoulder. Rose-maddened and on the rampage, Norman is a corrupt cop with a dog´s instinct for tracking people. And he´s getting close. Rosie can feel how close he is getting . . .
A brilliant, dark-hued fable of gender wars, a haunting love story, and a hold-your-breath triumph of suspense, ROSE MADDER is Stephen King at his electrifying best.
Stephen King has been described by the Guardian as ´one of the greatest storytellers of our time´, by the Mirror as a ´genius´ and by The Sunday Times as ´one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel.´ In 2003, he was given the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, for most of the year in Maine, USA.