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First Edition Release Date:June, 2015
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A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too farâ€”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 Kingâ€™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 hasnâ€™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 heâ€™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 lifeâ€”for good, for bad, forever.
Praise for Finders Keepers
â€œ[A] taut thriller about the thin line separating fandom from fanaticismâ€¦Bellamy is one of Kingâ€™s creepiest creationsâ€”a literate and intelligent character whom any passionate reader will both identify with and be repelled by. His relentless pursuit of a treasure that his twisted thinking has determined is rightfully his generates the nail biting suspense thatâ€™s the hallmark of Kingâ€™s best work. A sharp closing twist suggests Hodges will be back.â€ (Publishers Weekly)
â€œKingâ€™s many, many fans will want this, especially those who enjoyed Misery, but the second volume in Kingâ€™s projected trilogy will appeal to anyone who enjoys suspense and action, or anyone who finds enlightenment in reading about the internal struggle between right and wrong. Itâ€™s not necessary to have read the previous book to enjoy this one.â€ (Library Journal)
â€œAs in Misery and The Shining, King swan dives into the looniness lurking at both ends of the writer-reader transactionâ€¦the narrative hums and roars along like a high-performance vehicleâ€¦a rip-snorting entertainment; one that also works as a sneaky-smart satire of literary criticism and how even the most attentive readers can often miss the whole point.â€ (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)
"The new book is so good, being at least mildly obsessed with it is understandable. The finest thing about it, however, is thatthe author has another story to tell before the finale of this excellent series.â€ (USA Today)