Title: Dolan’s Cadillac
Author: Stephen King
No. of pages: 92
Genre: Horror, thriller, short story
Publication date: 1989
Date read: August 8th 2017
Wealthy crime-boss Jimmy Dolan brutally murders a woman who is scheduled to testify against him, and her husband spends the next seven years plotting his revenge. Haunted by the voice of his dead wife, he will stop at nothing to exact his vengeance and allow his wife to rest in peace.
Once again: a supershort review. Let’s just start off with saying that I LOVE KING’S SHORT STORIES. They’re just so fast-paced, thrilling and full of everything: suspicion, passion (in a good or bad way), the so well-described weather in the way only King can, and well-build up characters. All in only 90 pages!
This story describes the ultimate revenge and the way it’s done is just so well thought-through! But of course, revenge always has its other side. Where you think it will help you let the past be the past, you only create a new past to haunt you for the rest of your life.
If you’ve never read any of King’s short stories (or short story collections) I really recommend you do!
*Dolan’s Cadillac is part of the short story collection Nightmares & Dreamscapes.*