Narrator: Will Patton
Series: Bill Hodges Trilogy #2
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on June 2, 2015
Length: 13 hours, 5 minutes
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1978: Meet Morris Bellamy, the man who robs the safe of America's most famous reclusive writer, John Rothstein. But it isn't just the money he is interested in. Morrie is obsessed with the author's notebooks and is prepared to kill the author for them.
2009: Meet young Pete Saubers, whose father was knocked down by an out-of-control Mercedes in a job line-up. When he discovers a buried trunk of money and notebooks of a famous writer, he has the means to rescue his family from poverty. If he can keep it secret.
2013: Morrie is up for parole. And he's hell-bent on recovering the notebooks.
That's when retired detective Bill Hodges - who has set up a company called Finders Keepers - discovers the scheme.
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The Bill Hodges trilogy. is a great way for me to read Stephen King even though I am not into horror. This series is a dark mystery, crime book, the kind of story I read quite often. Also, I get to enjoy the talents of this author.
As in the previous book, we get two primary points of view, the school boy, Pete and the criminal. We get just a bit of the retired detective, Bill Hodges. I really like having those different perspectives. The story takes place over almost 40 years. The criminal did not have an easy time but he also took whatever he wanted and didn’t care who was hurt.
Pete and his family also have had many of the problems with the poor economy as other did. His younger sister, Tina, plays a key role being friends with Barbara who is Jerome’s younger sister. That is how they get hooked up to Bill Hodges when things go to hell.
Bill and Holly are working together in private investigations. It’s great for Bill having purpose and Holly has a real head for things. Pete got himself into a situation which I thought I would have a heart attack. I was terrified for him and his family. Who would survive? I’ll definitely be reading the next book.
The male and female voices all seemed to be comfortable. It was mostly male voices, but I liked the female voices better than in Mr. Mercedes. There were children in this and the voices for those were well performed. I was glad to be able to listen at 1.5x speed.
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