Stephen King Has a Theory About the Killer in ‘Mare of Easttown’

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Stephen King Has a Theory About the Killer in ‘Mare of Easttown’

Mare of Easttown, HBO’s riveting miniseries, kept fans on the tip of their seats after the penultimate episode, nervously wondering who Erin McMenamin’s killer is. Stephen King, the master of horror and mystery, appears to be a major admirer of the show. In a recent tweet, he hinted that he might know who the murderer is.

The field of murder suspects is narrowed in Episode 6 of ‘Mare of Easttown.’

Mare of Easttown has been compiling a list of likely suspects in Erin’s (Cailee Spaeny) murder investigation since the beginning of the season. That list was whittled down to just a few in Episode 6, “Sore Must Be the Storm.”

Billy Ross (Robbie Tann) tells his brother John (Joe Tippett) that he killed their niece in a horrifying scene. The confession, on the other hand, feels forced and sleazy, owing to the way John insists Billy utter it.

By default, the winner. Is it too soon? Yes, it’s far too soon.

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Rather than expressing regret, horror, or anguish, John seemed to be pleased of Billy for confessing to the murder. Just as Billy considers going to the authorities, John arranges an impromptu fishing excursion, which, given what he’s just discovered, is a risky move.

Meanwhile, Dylan’s(Jack Mulhern) alibi falls apart when Brianna (Mackenzie Lansing) reveals he was not home on the night of Erin’s murder. And Jess (Ruby Cruz) hands Chief Carter (John Douglas Thompson) a mysterious picture that may implicate the killer.

Stephen King thinks he may know who killed Erin on ‘Mare of Easttown’

Stephen King is known for writing some of the most thrilling mysteries, including The Outsider and The Shining. And as an apparent fan of Mare of Easttown, the author has his own take on the show, and its final mystery.

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