“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. (goodreads excerpt)
I have been a huge Stephen King fan since I read “Eyes of the Dragon” when I was a kid. He is the master story teller and my all time favorite author.
Finders Keepers is the second in the trilogy after Mr Mercedes. I liked this book even more than the first. I loved the characters, the suspense the plot everything. The story is gripping and engaging. I love how he brings back the characters and blends the stories together. At first I forgot that it was a sequel the story is that engaging on it own, but then you get into the story and realize how he has masterfully weaved the first book and this one together. Amazing author.
I won’t go into much detail as I hate to give anything away. suffice it to say I was not disappointed and the teaser at the end leads one to believe that the next story will be just as enticing!
5 stars for me!