Stephen King, the renowned author of horror classics such as IT, Pet Sematary, and Carrie, is set to release his latest novel, Holly, later this year. The book features the return of Holly Gibney, a fan-favorite character from King’s previous works. If you’re a Stephen King and Holly Gibney fan, keep reading for more information on this upcoming release.
What is Holly About?
Holly Gibney is back, and she’s taking on a new case this time. In Holly, she is approached by a desperate mother seeking help finding her missing daughter. Holly, who is grieving the loss of her mother and dealing with a partner who has COVID-19, is hesitant to accept the case. However, something in the mother’s voice convinces her to take on the challenge.
As she investigates the case, Holly discovers that the girl’s disappearance may be linked to a pair of seemingly respectable and retired academics hiding an unspeakable secret in their basement. Holly must outsmart and outmaneuver the twisted professors with her formidable talents to bring the missing girl back home.
Official Plot Synopsis
“When Penny Dahl calls the Finders Keepers detective agency hoping for help locating her missing daughter, Holly is reluctant to accept the case. Her partner, Pete, has Covid. Her (very complicated) mother has just died. And Holly is meant to be on leave. But something in Penny Dahl’s desperate voice makes it impossible for Holly to turn her down.
Mere blocks from where Bonnie Dahl disappeared live Professors Rodney and Emily Harris. They are the picture of bourgeois respectability: married octogenarians, devoted to each other, and semi-retired lifelong academics. But they are harboring an unholy secret in the basement of their well-kept, book-lined home, which may be related to Bonnie’s disappearance. And it will prove nearly impossible to discover what they are up to: they are savvy, patient, and ruthless.
Holly must summon all her formidable talents to outthink and outmaneuver the shockingly twisted professors in this chilling new masterwork from Stephen King.”
When Will Holly be Released?
Holly is expected to hit bookshelves on September 25th, 2023. Hodder & Stoughton will publish the book in the UK, while Scribner will handle the US release. Fans can expect to purchase the book in hardback, eBook, and audiobook formats. Currently, Amazon lists the hardback edition for £12.50 in the UK and $27.00 in the US.
What is the Page Length?
Holly will have 464 pages, considerably shorter than King’s longest novel, The Stand, which had a whopping 1,152 pages.
Will Holly be Turned into a Television Series?
At the moment, there is no official announcement regarding a Holly television series. However, as previous novels featuring the character were adapted for TV, it wouldn’t be surprising if the rights to King’s latest book were snapped up by one of the major TV studios or streaming services.
Q: When will Holly be released?
A: Holly is expected to be released on September 25th, 2023.
Q: What is Holly about?
A: Holly is a new Stephen King novel featuring fan-favorite character Holly Gibney. In the book, Holly takes on the case of a missing girl and faces off against a pair of unimaginably depraved and brilliantly disguised adversaries.
Q: How long is Holly?
A: Holly will have 464 pages, less than half the size of Stephen King’s longest novel, The Stand.
Q: Will Holly be turned into a television series?
A: At the time of writing, there has been no official announcement regarding a Holly television series. However, as previous novels featuring the character were adapted for TV, the rights to King’s latest book may be snapped up by one of the major TV studios or streaming services.