Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers Book Cover Finders Keepers
Bill Hodges Trilogy #2
Stephen King
Fiction
Simon and Schuster
March 22, 2016
Paperback
544
August 30, 2017

Previously published: New York: Scribner, 2015.

Wake up, genius.

The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author 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 Saubers 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.

Clueless Gent’s Review

This second installment of the Bill Hodges Trilogy only loosely ties back to the first novel. However, it’s still action-packed and worth the read!

If you read this after reading Mr. Mercedes, the first book in the trilogy, you may wonder why is this book a part of the trilogy.  I know I did!  But give Mr. King the benefit of the doubt and he won’t disappoint.

When the son of a survivor of the Mr. Mercedes attack stumbles upon a treasure trove of cash and unpublished work of an iconic author murdered years earlier, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot.  And he has – sort of.  He makes very good use of the money, and becomes enthralled in the writing.  But when the original mastermind of the murder and theft is released from prison – found guilty of an unrelated charge – and finds his buried stash stolen, he’s ready to kill again.

This story will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.  It’s not the scary or spooky type of story so commonly attributed to Stephen King, but the pace is perfect, the characters are perfect (at being imperfect), and the suspense is killer!

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