Duma Key - Stephen King

Duma Key

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2008-01-22
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 500 Ratings


Master storyteller Stephen King’s classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller of what happens when the barrier between our world and that of the supernatural is breached.

After a terrible construction site accident severs Edgar Freemantle’s right arm, scrambles his mind, and implodes his marriage, the wealthy Minnesota builder faces the ordeal of rehabilitation, all alone and full of rage. Renting a house on Duma Key—a stunningly beautiful and eerily undeveloped splinter off the Florida coast—Edgar slowly emerges from his prison of pain to bond with Elizabeth Eastlake, a sick, elderly woman whose roots are tangled deep in this place. And as he heals, he paints—feverishly, compulsively, his exploding talent both a wonder and a weapon. For Edgar’s creations are not just paintings, but portals for the ghosts of Elizabeth’s past…and their power cannot be controlled…


  • One of my favorite King books

    By Vgdees
    I rarely reread books, but I just finished rereading Duma Key. I’ve read most SK books, but this had always been one of my favorites. Such a great and haunting story. Every bit as good the second time.
  • Loved this book!

    By SKingRN
    Duma Key was exciting! I could not put it down. Very glad I read it.
  • An artists ghost story

    By Tat2pooch
    I love King’s work, when I heard this one was about an artist, I was definitely intrigued! Being a painter myself and a Florida native I enjoyed his details about surrealist painting and Florida locations. Great story, King is a master. Highly recommend this one!
  • Great reading

    By jess's girl
    Couldn't put it down
  • It took me forever

    By Stegiand10
    When it takes you 6 months to finish a book you can tell it was not good. I couldn’t read more than 15 pages at a time. 11/22/63 was a long book I couldn’t put down. That was a masterpiece. But this? This was really bad
  • It ended too soon!

    By Quicklime Girl
    Duma Key is another fantastic story in the world of Stephen King. I had a difficult time putting it down from the very first page. The story was so fascinating that I was disappointed when it ended (as is the case for me whenever I finish one of Mr. King's works, it seems).
  • Great Book

    By Morgan Cordry
    Starts off slow and does have a few remaining slow parts later on, however, the book is really a well written story. I would recommend this to any other Stephen King fan as one the story took off it really was great!
  • You're welcome Mr. King!

    By Flower2000
    I loved all the characters in this book. They seemed like people that one would actually want to meet. I loved reading about the friendship that developed between Wireman and Freemantle. Although, at the end of the book, I would have loved to have read a different ending to their friendship. I would've also liked to have seen Isle end up with Jack, but that might have been to obvious. Overall, the story did start off slow, but I felt it was necessary in order to really understand Edgar's past and all the characters involved. There were some parts that were scary, ill admit.
  • Amazing!!!

    By Lazkfhdatyh
    Awesome. Nice way to pass time.
  • Duma Key

    By Zeliza13
    I have read most of Steven King's Book loved them all but Duma Key Is Outstanding . I grew up in the general vicinity and it astonishing accurate in every way except for the no one tells a better tale but this is one of my personal favorites !