Friday, October 28, 2016

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Finders Keepers
by Stephen King

Although this is Book Two of the Mr. Mercedes series, it’s one that could easily stand alone. The bits about Mr. Mercedes are only included marginally, and they are spelled out clearly enough that a reader wouldn’t have to have read the first book of the series. Peter Saubers discovers a real-live treasure chest with a real-live treasure in it: some fabulous writing that’s never been published, and a ton of money. Since the chest looks like it’s been buried for about twenty years, Pete’s confident nobody remembers it’s there… and he helps himself to the contents. But his actions aren’t completely selfish–he uses the money to dole out “helping gifts” to his parents every few months, over a number of years, to help them get back on their feet again. By the time the money runs out, his parents are back on solid ground, both financially and also within their marriage. Trouble is, someone might have come back to look for that old treasure chest after all…. someone more dangerous than a fairy-tale pirate…

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn]

[ official Finders Keepers page on the official Stephen King web site ]

Recommended by Tracy T.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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