Now, I've been a King reader for many years now, and any other King reader will know what I'm on about.
Stephen King always bases a character on himself (write what you know about, he was once told), and in this story it's blindingly obvious which character that is. This story twist around emotions, and not so much about trying to play with your mind, like the other ones in this series. Don't we all wish we could escape some how? Both the author and the detective are well portrayed, as is his wife. the story his simple and to the point, and reaches out to any viewer, right from the start. This is one of the reasons TV was invented.