Finders Keepers
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Finders Keepers


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, 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.

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.

Title:Finders Keepers
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:431 pages

    Finders Keepers Reviews

  • Edward Lorn
    Jun 01, 2015

    Before we begin, I feel I need to state a few things. Over the course of the next few months you will see reviews from people who thought this book was "just okay". You will see reviews from people wh...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Jun 11, 2014

    Shit don't mean shit.That's a "famous quote" by the author John Rothstein, who penned the Jimmy Gold books. Rothstein pretty much didn't give two craps about his fans whining about only three Gold boo...

  • Kemper
    Jun 02, 2015

    The good news is that it isn’t as bad as Mr. Mercedes, and that there’s actually a halfway decent plot lurking in here. The bad news is that this makes it more clear than ever that Stephen King do...

  • Will M.
    Dec 08, 2014

    Here's my review of the first book: Mr. MercedesI wasn't expecting to be completely amazed by this. Yes, King is my favorite author, but I know his strong point is Horror, and not Crime. The most impo...

  • Trudi
    Jul 22, 2015

    Sigh. This almost got two stars. Almost. I mean, I liked it. There are things to like, but it's so far underachieving for King, so sub-par of his talent and storytelling capabilities that it made me c...

  • Karin Slaughter
    Sep 05, 2015

    It's Stephen King. Read it....

  • *TANYA*
    Mar 28, 2017

    Yeah!! Fantastic book!!! Ugh, and that cliffhanger???!! Yup, I'm obsessed. "Shit don't mean shit!" Lol. ...

  • John Connolly
    Jun 07, 2015

    This review originally appeared in the Irish Independent, June 7, 2015: On the surface, the mystery and horror genres have never entirely been on speaking terms with each other. Mystery's roots lie in...

  • Stephanie
    Dec 22, 2014

    Stephen King has done it again! Written a great 5 star thriller... I loved Finders Keepers, the second book of the Bill Hodges trilogy.The characters are well developed and interesting, flaws and al...

  • Melissa ? Dog Lover ? Martin
    Apr 05, 2015

    Did anyone else notice the little smiley used as the dot after Mr. on the front of the book? I have had this book for a couple of months and been reading on it for a few days and finally noticed it. I...

About Stephen King

Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, M