Pub: Hodder & Stoughton
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iconic author John Rothstein that he is prepared to kill for a trove of notebooks containing at least one more unpublished novel.
Pete Saubers, a boy whose father was brutally injured by a stolen Mercedes, discovers a buried trunk containing cash and Rothstein’s notebooks.
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…
This is my favourite Stephen King novel.
It is an amazingly addictive read and not just because it’s written by Mr King.
It is because of the story. It is about a reclusive author who is murdered by reader, but not just any reader. Morris Bellamy is obsessed with Jimmy Gold, the main character in Rothsteins novel. But it’s not this obsesssion or the murder of Rothstein that sees Morris locked up for 35 years of his life.
It has everything that is typical of a King novel. Intrigue, murder and blackmail as well as a plot that moves effortlessly, and is highly stimulating.
Finders Keepers is not a one sit read but it is one that is enjoyable and quite a riveting tale.
It gives an intense chill and quite a few times I was wondering which of my favourite authors would I kill for their works.!!!!!!!