Thoughts On: Finders Keepers by Stephen King

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Blurb: 

1978:

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iconic author John Rothstein that he is prepared to kill for a trove of notebooks containing at least one more unpublished novel.

2009:

Pete Saubers, a boy whose father was brutally injured by a stolen Mercedes, discovers a buried trunk containing cash and Rothstein’s notebooks.

2013:

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…

Thoughts: After reading On Writing, I decided I wanted to read more Stephen King novels, and Finders Keepers was the first one I came across in the library when I went hunting.

I didn’t mind that it was the second in the series, because there’s enough explanation and catching up so that you don’t feel like you’ve missed out, but that explanation and reminder of the first story’s events made me want to go out and get it, which I fully intend on doing as soon as I get the time.

Finders Keepers is gritty, with a home-invasion/murder taking place in the first chapter, and a very detailed description of a man getting run over by a car, and although there were occasions when I felt sick, the rest of the story kept me hooked so I’m able to forget about the graphic parts.

 

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