TITLE: Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy #2)
AUTHOR: Stephen King
PUBLISHED: 2 June 2015 by Scribner
GENRE: Mystery & Thrillers, Fiction
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iconic author John Rothstein that he is prepared to kill for a trove of nothebooks containing at least one more unpublished novel.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.
2014: 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…
The second book of the Hodges Series by one of my favourite authors and it is better than the first one. The characters are more believable especially Pete. I completely understand what he did, and the love for his family is to the highest level. Albeit he knows that it is wrong, but he will do it just to make his family whole again. I can relate, and I will do it too if I were in his position. He is one of the strongest characters in the book.
In the first part of the story is where the Mr. Mercedes incident happened, where Pete’s dad got hurt badly and where their family struggled financially and it nearly broke his parent’s relationship. Pete being a teenager helped his parents without their knowledge, and this is where the trouble started.
Morris is another strong character, too. I just could not believe how some people can be obsessed with something or someone that they will kill for it. Some people are worst than this character. I may find it silly to be obsessed with a book character, but it can happen in real life.
I feel like Hodges is not the main character in the series after reading this book. He got into the story after reading half of it, including his two accomplices in the first book. I do not feel like he is a strong character anymore, and I do not care about him, to be honest. I am starting to love Holly tho.
I enjoyed this story more than the first one. I feel like I will LOVE the third one more especially when it mix with a bit of horror about Brady. That cliffhanger about him is just scary, and I am excited about it!