I read this book over a weekend. I started it and just could not put it down. It was a lot like UNDER THE DOME - small town on its own with no outside help. I couldn't get into the women's world but soon found I was enjoying it. Like most King books it goes on for over 700 pages. If you like his books you will enjoy reading this one. Not sure what part King's son wrote as I have not read any of his books. Try it if you have the time.