Misery Chastainis dead. Paul Sheldon has just killed her â€“ with relief, with joy. Misery has made him rich; she was the heroine of a string of bestsellers. And now he wants to get on to some real writing.
Thatâ€™s when the car accident happens, and he wakes up in pain in a strange bed. But it isnâ€™t hospital. Annie Wilkes has pulled him from the wreck, brought him to her remote mountain home, splinted and set his mangled legs.
The good news is that Annie was a nurse and has pain-killing drugs. The bad news is that she has long been Paulâ€™s Number One Fan. And when shefinds out what Paul had done to Misery, she doesnâ€™t like it. She doesnâ€™t like it at all. And now he has to bring Misery back to life. Or else . .