Good morning! I’m kicking off the week with a stop on the blog blitz for Finders Keepers by K.T. Finch. My thanks to Team Bookouture for the review copy!
Author : K.T. Finch
Title : Finders Keepers
Pages : 273
Publisher : Bookouture
Publication date : April 30, 2018
Noah Kendall loves his family, but hates his teaching job. Mortgage, bills and mouths to be fed: he’s stuck in a rut. And with more debts piling up each day, he knows that something has to change.
As he opens yet another red letter, he has to get out and clear his head, despite the heavy Alaskan snow outside. His legs ache as he runs deeper into the forest, until he notices something in the distance – a crashed car, sitting dead still. Inside, a girl sits slumped in the driver’s seat, eyes closed, mouth open, skin grey beneath the winter frost.
And then beside her he sees it: a bag of money. And lots of it. Enough to pay off his debt and start a whole new life. And it’s just sitting there, waiting for him to take it…
What would you do?
What would you do indeed? The premise of this storyline really makes you think. When you’re not happy with your job, when your partner works ridiculous hours, when the unpaid bills keep piling up and final notices hit you left, right and centre … when life is basically a big flamin’ pile of poo and you can’t see a way to fix things. But then suddenly, you stumble upon a fortune.
This is what happens to Noah. He works as a teacher but hates his job and is now on a sabbatical so he can write a novel. His wife is a nurse who’s spending more time at the hospital than at home because they need the money. Yet, they still fall behind on payments. One morning, Noah goes for a run and finds a car with a dead girl on the driver’s seat. Next to her is a very alluring bag full of money. Lots of money! Where did it come from? Is anyone missing it? And who’s the girl?
The story is told through two characters : Noah and his neighbour Charlie. I must say I didn’t particularly like Noah. He’s a bit of creep, as it goes, and he doesn’t exactly come up smelling like roses when we are first introduced to him. It also bothered me that he seemed perfectly okay with letting his wife work those long hours, while he pretty much sat around doing very little, staring at a blank screen or just being a perv. Charlie, on the other hand, was much more likeable and I felt for her at times, dealing with her job as a 911 operator.
Set in the unforgiving landscape of Alaska, Finders Keepers puts ordinary, normal people in not-so-normal and rather extraordinary circumstances. There are some dubious decisions, sometimes even insanely dumb ones but these are amateurs, not professionals. It’s easy to sit here and judge their actions but of course it’s completely different when you’re living it. The plot does require you to suspend belief a little bit as some things felt rather far-fetched to me but this is nonetheless an entertaining story and it had me wondering what the outcome would be.
So, what would you do? Personally, I’d take the money and run with the speed of light. Just in case, at some point in the future you don’t hear from me, toodles and it was nice knowing you all. 😉
Finders Keepers is out today!
KT Finch writes psychological thrillers filled with murder, mystery and shocking twists.
KT Finch was raised in Pennsylvania and she spent her adult life in Southern California. She’s a bestselling fiction author and novelist, writing in the mysteries and thrillers genre. She writes thrillers, mysteries and suspense novels about ordinary people put in extraordinary circumstances. In a previous life, KT Finch has worked as a mathematics professor, content marketer, and resume writer.