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Summary

A Castle Rock novel. 

Something evil has swept into the small Maine town of Castle Rock on the heels of the latest winter storm. Sheriff Norris Ridgewick and his team are desperately searching for two missing girls, but time is running out to bring them home alive. 

In Washington, DC, 37-year-old Gwendy Peterson couldn't be more different from the self-conscious teenage girl who once spent a summer running up Castle Rock's Suicide Stairs. That same summer, she was entrusted - or some might say cursed - with the extraordinary button box by a mysterious stranger in a black suit. The seductive and powerful box offered Gwendy small gifts in exchange for its care until the stranger eventually returned, promising Gwendy she'd never see the box again. 

Gwendy has never told a soul about the button box - not even her husband. But one day the button box shows up without warning and without the man in the black suit to explain what she is supposed to do with it. The curious reappearance of the box, along with the troubling disappearances in Castle Rock, leads Gwendy home again...where she just might be able to help rescue the missing girls and stop a dangerous man before he does something too terrible to contemplate.... 

From New York Times best seller Richard Chizmar comes Gwendy's Magic Feather, a breathtaking novel that asks whether our lives are controlled by fate or the choices we make...and what price we might have to pay for those choices when we reach for the things we most desire. Prepare to return again to Stephen King's Castle Rock, the sleepy little town built on a bedrock of deep, dark secrets, which is about to awaken from its quiet slumber once more.

©2019 Richard Chizmar (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Epic read

Loved seeing the amazing woman Gwendy became and how good she handled the box again

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Thoroughly enjoyable

A very gripping read. The second book in the trilogy, can't wait to read the third

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Part 2

Loving this trilogy. Good faced paced story about Gwendy in her middle aged years. Looking forward to the final part.

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Compelling, flowing, a really well told story

Liked it, didn't miss the King influence as much as I thought I would.

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Loved it.

What can I say. As an “avid reader” of Stephen King and a big fan of Gwendys button box, was expecting great things from magic feather. And I wasn’t disappointed, I loved it. It’s like classic Stephen King but written by someone else. Maggie Siff’s reading of it is brilliant. Utterly believable as Gwendy. FIVE STARS

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very enjoyable

I enjoyed the story, I went straight from Gwendys button box to this. The narration was excellent.

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Gwendy’s not so magic feather...

Clearly missing the magic and influence of the powerful Stephen King, this sequel to ‘Gwendy’s Burton Box’ isn’t the Castle Rock tale that you’re expecting. The button box is still around, but the magic is missing... 3/5

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Loved the first one but, halfway through, this isn't going anywhere and seems like an unnecessary sequel. Great narrator as with the original.

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This story is getting better

This was fun, a bit better than the first. It is still not creepy, but it has become a bit of a thriller. But it is still more a story of a woman who finds herself in extraordinary circumstances.

The narrator continues to do a fine job.