Books from the Backlog #268

Posted June 1, 2023 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 9 Comments

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #268Finders Keepers by Stephen King
Narrator: Will Patton
Series: Bill Hodges Trilogy #2
Published by Simon and Schuster Audio on June 2, 2015
Genres: Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Length: 13 hours 4 minutes
Pages: 448
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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The second book in Stephen King’s Bill Hodges trilogy (Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, End of Watch)—now an AT&T Audience Original Series!

“Stephen King’s superb stay-up-all-night thriller is a sly tale of literary obsession that recalls the themes of his classic 1987 novel Misery” (The Washington Post)—the #1 New York Times bestseller about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King introduced in Mr. Mercedes.

“Wake up, genius.” So announces deranged fan Morris Bellamy to iconic author John Rothstein, who once created the famous character Jimmy Gold and hasn’t released anything since. Morris is livid, not just because his favorite writer has stopped publishing, but because Jimmy Gold ended up as a sellout. Morris kills his idol and empties his safe of cash, but the real haul is a collection of notebooks containing John Rothstein’s unpublished work...including at least one more Jimmy Gold novel. Morris hides everything away—the money and the manuscripts no one but Gold ever saw—before being locked up for another horrific crime. But upon Morris’s release thirty-five years later, he’s about to discover that teenager Pete Saubers has already found the stolen treasure—and no one but former police detective Bill Hodges, along with his trusted associates Holly Gibney and Jerome Robinson, stands in the way of his vengeance...

Not since Misery has Stephen King played with the notion of a reader and murderous obsession, filled with “nail biting suspense that’s the hallmark of [his] best work” (Publishers Weekly).

Why did I add Finders Keepers to my bookshelf?

I promised myself that I would read one of Stephen King’s books every month until I got caught up (or at least every month in 2023). It didn’t happen in May this year just because life got a little crazy. This is the book that I had planned to read and I hope that I can make it happen in June. I had a fantastic time with the first book in the trilogy, Mr. Mercedes, so I have a great feeling about this one.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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9 responses to “Books from the Backlog #268

  1. Nice! I’ve only ever read a novella of his. His stuff is bit too scary for me! Lol. For some reason I did not know he had a series! Hope you’re able to get caught up with this soon!

  2. This does sound good! I still haven’t read anything by Stephen King other than a novella but this trilogy is probably what I’m most likely to read.

  3. I read Mr. Mercedes in May and am buddy reading the trilogy with Stormi. We have this one slated for July. I really enjoyed the first one and since I have watched the first season of the TV series, I could really imagine the characters which I think made the reading experience even more enjoyable because the show had great casting. Hope you get to this one too!