Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy #2) - Stephen King7.64

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far — a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes.

“Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, a Salinger-like icon who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.

Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Sauberg finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.

Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life — for good, for bad, forever.

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Release date: May 28, 2015
Genres: thriller
Average rating: 7.64/10
Total ratings: 22
Updated: January 20, 2017

Bill Hodges Trilogy :: Series

Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy #1)7.56
Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy #2)7.64
End of Watch (Bill Hodges Trilogy #3)7.54