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Finders Keepers

Stephen King

13 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

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.

FINDERS KEEPERS is spectacular suspense, and it is King writing about how literature shapes a life - for good, for bad, for ever. Not since MISERY has King written with such visceral power about a reader with such a dangerous obsession

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iconic author John Rothstein that he is prepared to kill for a trove of notebooks containing at least one more unpublished novel.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

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Praise for Finders Keepers

  • An almost constant build of momentum, growing in pace and tension until it finally explodes... manages to thrill with every page - Guardian

  • A classic cat-and-mouse tale, this is King at his rip-roaring best - Mail on Sunday

  • King has the popular novelist's gifts in spades - a flawless sense of pace, an ear for dialogue, an eye for the telling detail, a no-mess-no-fuss approach to characterisation - The Spectator

  • Fantastic...In part a love letter to literature, this is vintage King - jaw droppingly brutal but full of heart and humanity. Roll on the last in the trilogy - Sunday Mirror

  • Expect page-turning suspense, jaw-dropping twists and all the addictive brilliance of a classic Stephen King. - FHM

  • Stephen King might just be America's greatest living novelist . . . THE BEST THRILLER OF THE YEAR . . . Recommended to crime buffs and King fans alike. - Sunday Express

  • Praise for MR MERCEDES:

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  • 'I challenge you not to read this book in one breathless sitting - Guardian

  • Deserves to be ranked alongside King's masterpieces - Daily Mail

  • A thrilling cat-and-mouse game - Irish Mail on Sunday

  • I challenge you not to read this book in one breathless sitting - Guardian

  • A very remarkable and singular writer. He can catch dialogue, throw away an observation or mint a simile, sometimes, brilliantly . . . Storytelling is everything - and by golly does he know how to carry the reader. - Observer

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Stephen King

Stephen King is the bestselling author of more than fifty books. His novels include Carrie, The Shining and Revival. His novel Under the Dome is now a major TV series. His novel 11.22.63 won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association.

Many of his books have been turned into celebrated films including Misery, The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. Over the years, King has had various cameo roles in film adaptations of his books as well as playing rhythm guitar in the Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock and roll band made up of some of America's bestselling and best-loved writers

He was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, novelist Tabitha King, in Maine, USA.