A famous writer of popular romance novels is rescued after a car crash by a former registered nurse who also happens to be his big fan. She also happens to be crazy, which the reader soon realizes together with Paul Sheldon, the writer. Instead of taking him to a hospital, Annie keeps Paul in her isolated house. Since he is bedridden, he cannot do much about it. Things go relatively well until Annie buys Paul's latest novel where she sees her favorite heroine die. That infuriates her. Annie demands that Paul writes another book and brings her favorite character back to life. Paul has no other option but to obey. His life depends on that book, literally.
This is probably one of Stephen King's less gruesome and most realistic books. There are no walking dead, no monsters, no supernatural occurrences. Annie the nurse is the only scare. However, she proves to be just as frightening, if not more.
I generally liked this book, although I would not call myself a fan of horror novels. The story itself is gripping; then there is also the sub-story of the novel Paul is working on, and I found that one fascinating as well. We get to read large excerpts, which feels like reading two novels in one. This may not be an entirely new idea, but it was well done, and I enjoyed it.