While I was in Maastricht last Thursday I just had to visit boekhandel Dominicanen and buy a book. I ended up, as is usual, in the thriller/suspense section where I found a lot of (Dutch translations of) King’s books. While browsing I saw a sealed hardcover of Finders Keepers, the second book in the Bill Hodges trilogy. For only 10 euros!! I’m currently reading Mr. Mercedes, the first book, and I’m absolutely loving it. So it was only logical to buy this one!
Finders Keepers by Stephen King
Wake up, genius.
The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, 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.
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 he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.
I also bought some cute magnetic bookmarks!