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Book Review: Finders Keepers

Did you know that the SPF rating on sunscreen is the amount of time longer you can spend in the sun without getting burnt? So SPF 30 means you can be in the sun 30 times longer before gaining tomato status. I honestly didn’t know that.

Finders Keepers

However, SPF is not the topic at hand today. I’m writing to you about Stephen King’s Finders Keepers. This is the second book in the trilogy following Det. Bill Hodges; I reviewed the first one here.

In my opinion this book was so much better than the first one. Although, reading the first one helped because it is part of a trilogy. I preferred this story line.

The Rundown

This book builds upon the City Centre Massacre in which a crazy man used a Mercedes to run down a bunch of people who were waiting in line at a job fair. One of the victims is the protagonist’s Father—he now has a chronic leg condition and is unable to work. The family has been seeing rough times through the recession with his Mum getting a pay cut and the family having to move to a low-income part of town.

The young man in question finds a buried trunk and the story builds from there.

I mean, I don’t want to ruin it for you! It was ah-mazing, the plot was really good. It had me on the edge of my seat! I was reading it and during a particularly enthralling scene I took my heartrate—which was 100 bpm. Pretty good stuff. (If I have a heart attack is Stephen King liable?)

I definitely recommend this book, I don’t know whether reading the first one is entirely necessary but it does help to understand how Bill Hodges and some other characters come into play. I’m looking forward to the final book in the trilogy because King has left this open for some supernatural stuff—wee!

What have you been loving? (book related or otherwise!)

  • gymbagsandjetlags

    I have yet to try Stephan King but would definitely love to read some of his well-loved work! I’m really into Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie at the moment (random I know).
    xx, Pia

    • Interesting! I’ve tried reading Margaret Atwood but I found it too slow. Never heard of Salman Rushdie- I’ll have to look into that!
      Thanks 🙂

  • This sounds really interesting! It’s crazy how reading words can do that to your heart rate!!!

    • I know! It’s like watching an action movie! It was really good 🙂
      Thanks for the comment!

  • I’ve been meaning to get into more King. I like his style and my brother always raves about King’s work. Maybe it’s time to take the plunge.

    • I can’t recommend him enough! The book that first roped me in was Joyland- it wasn’t anything too freaky. So maybe that’s a good start 🙂

  • t

    It’s the night before my holiday and I should really really be sleeping but I can’t stop reading your blog haha! Loved this post.

    My Little “ROAD TRIP” Box Review JULY 2015

    • Aw thanks! Have a great holiday! 🙂

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