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A riveting crime thriller about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes too far, featuring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr Mercedes.
Finders Keepers is spectacular suspense, and it is King writing about how literature shapes a life - for good, for bad, for ever. Not since Misery has King written with such visceral power about a reader with such a dangerous obsession.
Morris Bellamy is a reader so obsessed by America's iconic author John Rothstein that he is prepared to kill for a trove of notebooks containing at least one more unpublished novel.
Pete Saubers, a boy whose father was brutally injured by a stolen Mercedes, discovers a buried trunk containing cash and Rothstein's notebooks.
After thirty-five years in prison, Morris is up for parole. And he's hell-bent on recovering his treasure.
Now it's up to retired detective Bill Hodges - running an investigative company called 'Finders Keepers' - to rescue Pete from an ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris...
Not since Misery has King written with such visceral power about a reader with such a dangerous obsession. Finders Keepers is spectacular suspense, and it is King writing about how literature shapes a life for good, for bad, for ever.
This is a great second book of a 3 part series.
Slight change of track from the first book but adds to the storyline of Bill Hodges and co.
Characters are great and it is written so well anyone could read through it quickly.
Loving this series from Stephen King
I love Stephen King books, and this trilogy has been no exception. I'd read Mr Mercedes a couple of years ago, and couldn't put it down. Stephen King is a writer who really puts you there, and who can make the unreal seem real.
The only criticism I'd make - and this could be a me thing - is that I find his female characters to be a bit fake and, well for want of a better word, annoying! While I can picture his male characters and relate to them, I just can't with his females; I find myself gritting my teeth with irritation when I'm reading their dialogue. I can't quite put my finger on exactly why I feel this way either, but it doesn't detract from enjoying the book overall.
NSW Central West
Appealing second book in the series
If you like following a character through a series of books and you like detective stories than this is for you. The characters are engaging and the story is easy to follow, just as is with most of King's books.
Loved the story-line in this follow up.
bought as a gift
I bought this book as a gift for my mum. She has always been a fan of Stephen King and wasn't just being polite when she told me she enjoyed this one. She made me take note of his other books with the same protagonist so that I can buy them for her as well!
King has the popular novelist's gifts in spades - a flawless sense of pace, an ear for dialogue, an eye for the telling detail, a no-mess-no-fuss approach to characterisation - The Spectator
An almost constant build of momentum, growing in pace and tension until it finally explodes... manages to thrill with every page - GuardianA classic cat-and-mouse tale, this is King at his rip-roaring best - Mail on SundayFantastic...In part a love letter to literature, this is vintage King - jaw droppingly brutal but full of heart and humanity. Roll on the last in the trilogy - Sunday Mirror
ISBN: 9781473698956 ISBN-10: 1473698952 Series: Bill Hodges Trilogy : Book 2 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 384 Published: 22nd March 2016 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers.
Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.