Billy Summers: a compelling new suspense novel by Stephen King coming in August! - Stephen King Books

Billy Summers: a compelling new suspense novel by Stephen King coming in August!

January 29, 2021

Billy Summers, a compelling new suspense novel by Stephen King, will be published by Hodder & Stoughton* on 3 August 2021.

‘Tonight, with summer past and autumn on the come, he lies awake, troubled. . . He’s thinking about the job he’s agreed to do with the gun. As a rule he never goes further than the two basics: taking the shot and getting out of Dodge. This time it’s different, and not just because it’s the last time he plans to take a life for pay. It’s different because it has a smell . . .’

(Extract from Billy Summers © Stephen King, 2021. Do not quote without permission from Hodder & Stoughton.)


From legendary storyteller and No. 1 bestseller Stephen King, whose ‘restless imagination is a power that cannot be contained’ (The New York Times Book Review), comes a thrilling new novel about a good guy in a bad job.

Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So what could possibly go wrong?

How about everything.

This spectacular novel is part war story, part love letter to small town America and the people who live there, and it features one of the most compelling and surprising duos in King fiction, who set out to avenge the crimes of an extraordinarily evil man. It’s about love, luck, fate, and a complex hero with one last shot at redemption.

You won’t put this story down, and you won’t forget Billy.


The first print run ONLY of Billy Summers will feature these stunning orange endpapers, so pre-order now to avoid disappointment!

The Waterstones Special Edition of Billy Summers will features these exclusive blue endpapers. You can pre-order it (and qualify for their pre-order prize draw at the same time) here.


The WHSmith Collectors Edition has its traditional purple cover and is now available to pre-order here. It will have the same orange endpapers as the main edition.

Pre-Order now:


Waterstones Special Edition

Waterstones Standard Edition


WHSmith Collectors Edition













Hardback 9781529365726
Trade Paperback (ANZ, Ire, SA, Airside) 9781529365719
Ebook 9781529365696
Audio 9781529365672