Paul Sheldon was sick of Misery Chatain. Yes, she’d paid the bills and made him famous but she’d also drained his creativity and turned him into a drudge. So he killed her off. Her death in Misery’s Child made it the last Misery Chatain novel he’d ever have to write. A new and very different book,  Fast Cars, was cause for celebration – and that’s when the accident happened. Now Paul’s in bed, his legs smashed and in terrible pain. He’s not in hospital – he’s in the isolated Colorado home of Annie Wilkes, the woman who pulled him from the car wreck. She’s a former nurse – and Paul’s number one fan. She’s read all his books.  She gives him painkillers and fusses over him – until she buys a copy of Misery’s Child. When she finds out what Paul’s done to Misery she is not happy with her patient – not happy at all. She buys him a typewriter  and tells him to bring Misery back to life. Paul may not want to do it  – but Annie’s holding all the cards – and the drugs… and the axe…and the blowtorch…