Finders Keepers: A Novel
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: June 2015
Duration: 13 hours 8 minutes
"Wake up, genius." So begins King's mega-suspenseful story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, a Salinger-like icon whose Jimmy Gold character is a household name, 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.
Decades later, a boy named Pete Sauberg finds the money and the notebooks where Morris hid them before being locked away for another crime, and its Pete and his family that Hodges, Holly, and Jerome must rescue from the ever more deranged and vengeful Morris on release from prison after 35 years.
Finders Keepers is spectacular suspense. It is also King writing about how literature shapes a life, for good, for bad, forever.