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UK Cover & Synopsis: FINDERS KEEPERS by Stephen King

Hodder has posted the synopsis and the UK Cover for Stephen King’s upcoming novel Finders Keepers. A larger version (plus a wraparound view) appears below. No US cover yet.

Here is how the book is described:

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far—a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes.

“Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. 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.

Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever.

Book info as per Amazon UK:

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (2 Jun 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1473698995
  • ISBN-13: 978-1473698994

Book info as per Amazon US

  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner (June 2, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1501100076
  • ISBN-13: 978-1501100079
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