Gwendy's Button Box - Stephen King & Richard Chizmar

Gwendy's Button Box

By Stephen King & Richard Chizmar

  • Release Date: 2017-08-07
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 180 Ratings)


Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

Stephen King teams up with long-time friend and award-winning author Richard Chizmar for the first time in this original, chilling novella that revisits the mysterious town of Castle Rock.

There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974, twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong—if time-rusted—iron bolts and zig-zag up the precarious cliffside.

Then one day when Gwendy gets to the top of Castle View, after catching her breath and hearing the shouts of kids on the playground below, a stranger calls to her. There on a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small, neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat…

The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told—until now.


  • Cool short story

    By Sdfrdeghfrjed
    Quick read. Pretty decent
  • Amazing novel

    By ChrisMoore96
    Such an amazing and outstanding novel that puts you on the edge of your seat! I bought the book and finished it in a few hours I couldn’t put it down! It was like I was Gwendy and I was staring down the button box. Highly recommend this novel!
  • This book is the best!

    By prettyoddbklyn
    There was so many good parts and it never got boring! There was always a scene that you just wanted to keep reading and read more. So good and it’s not a that scary which is good in my opinion!! Great book you should definitely check it out!❤️