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* GenreShift: Compared to the previous two books. ''Literature/MrMercedes'' and ''Literature/FindersKeepers'' were both fairly grounded in reality, with no supernatural elements. This book however introduces telepathy, and the powers that come with it. This trend continues [[spoiler:in ''Literature/TheOutsider'', which features an EldritchAbomination.]]


Preceded by ''Literature/MrMercedes'' and ''Literature/FindersKeepers'' [[spoiler: and followed by ''Literature/TheOutsider]].

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Preceded by ''Literature/MrMercedes'' and ''Literature/FindersKeepers'' [[spoiler: and followed by ''Literature/TheOutsider]].
''Literature/TheOutsider'']].


Preceded by ''Literature/MrMercedes'' and ''Literature/FindersKeepers''.

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Preceded by ''Literature/MrMercedes'' and ''Literature/FindersKeepers''.
''Literature/FindersKeepers'' [[spoiler: and followed by ''Literature/TheOutsider]].


* BuryYourGays: {{Subverted}} with almost hilarious ceremony. Thanks to a combination of [[PocketProtector stuffed pockets]] and pure, insane coincidence, out-and-proud lesbian [[spoiler:Freddi Linklatter]] survives to the end of the story despite [[spoiler: being shot point-blank in the chest by Brady]].
** Played straight however with one of Brady's suicide victims, who was a gay boy frowned upon by his father.


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* PreserveYourGays: Done with almost hilarious ceremony. Thanks to a combination of [[PocketProtector stuffed pockets]] and pure, insane coincidence, out-and-proud lesbian [[spoiler:Freddi Linklatter]] survives to the end of the story despite [[spoiler: being shot point-blank in the chest by Brady]].

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* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler: Jerome hits Brady dead-on with a snowplow at the end of the book. [[{{Gorn}} With loving, amazingly graphic detail]], the treads rip him violently in half]].


* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:Brady, surprisingly]], feels some regret towards having to [[spoiler: destroy Dr. Babineau's core consciousness when he permanently takes over the latters body]], comparing it to ISIS destroying ancient and irriplacable monuments.

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* EmbarrassingRingtone: The annoying text alert message Holly installed on Hodges phone.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:Brady, surprisingly]], feels some regret towards having to [[spoiler: destroy Dr. Babineau's core consciousness when he permanently takes over the latters body]], comparing it to [[TakeThat ISIS destroying ancient and irriplacable monuments.monuments]].

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* ShoutOut : [[Literature/TheShining Room 217.]] Also, Freddie's full name [[Literature/SilenceOfTheLambs Frederica Bimmel]] Linklatter.

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** Played straight however with one of Brady's suicide victims, who was a gay boy frowned upon by his father.

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Jerome, in the climax, arrives just in time with a snowplow to save Hodges and Holly from Brady]]

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* ChekhovsGun: the rather annoying text alert that Holly put on his phone (a pane of glass breaking, followed by a voice shouting "THATS A HOMERUN!") ends up saving Hodges during the climax; it [[spoiler: snaps him out of the zappit induced hypnosis just as Brady is about to take over his body]].

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* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: Holly theorizes that this might be the source of Brady's sudden telepathic abilities, and that she probably unlocked this dormant 90% of his brain when she bashed his skull with the Happy Slapper.

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* BodySurf: [[spoiler:Brady eventually uses his new GrandTheftMe abilities to permanently take over Dr. Babineau's body. And he plans to keep doing this with other host bodies in the future to endlesly extend his life]]


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* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:Brady, surprisingly]], feels some regret towards having to [[spoiler: destroy Dr. Babineau's core consciousness when he permanently takes over the latters body]], comparing it to ISIS destroying ancient and irriplacable monuments.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Averted by Pete, Hodges's former partner, who does what he can to help. Played straight by Isabelle, Pete's current partner, who is more concerned with advancing her career, and would rather ignore the case to avoid the risk of looking bad by being unable to solve it.


* BuryYourGays: {{Subverted}} with almost hilarious ceremony. Thanks to a combination of [[PocketProtector stuffed pockets]] and pure, insane coincidence, out-and-proud lesbian [[spoiler: Freddi Linklatter]] survives to the end of the story despite [[spoiler: being shot point-blank in the chest by Brady]].
* CarFu: [[spoiler: Or rather, Snowplow Fu. Turns out Brady was right all along: payback really is a bitch.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Hartsfield dies, and fittingly enough, perhaps one of the most gruesome deaths in King's mythos: suicide after being functionally torn in half by a snowplow.]]

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* BuryYourGays: {{Subverted}} with almost hilarious ceremony. Thanks to a combination of [[PocketProtector stuffed pockets]] and pure, insane coincidence, out-and-proud lesbian [[spoiler: Freddi [[spoiler:Freddi Linklatter]] survives to the end of the story despite [[spoiler: being shot point-blank in the chest by Brady]].
* CarFu: [[spoiler: Or [[spoiler:Or rather, Snowplow Fu. Turns out Brady was right all along: payback really is a bitch.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Hartsfield [[spoiler:Hartsfield]] dies, and fittingly enough, perhaps one of the most gruesome deaths in King's mythos: suicide [[spoiler:suicide after being functionally torn in half by a snowplow.]]snowplow]].



* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:Brady]] gains the ability to project his consciousness into other people who are in a hypnotic trance. What causes this is never made clear, but it's implied to be a side effect of [[spoiler:the experimental drug Babineau was working on]].
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Brady Hartsfield, whose career as a serial killer began with with a gruesome vehicular massacre and ended with a telepathically-induced suicide epidemic, is [[LeaveBehindAPistol forced to kill himself]] after being crushed beneath a snowplow.]]

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* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:Brady]] gains the ability to project his consciousness into other people who are in a hypnotic trance. What causes this is never made clear, but it's implied to be a side effect of [[spoiler:the experimental drug Babineau was working on]].
testing on him]].
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Brady [[spoiler:Brady Hartsfield, whose career as a serial killer began with with a gruesome vehicular massacre and ended with a telepathically-induced suicide epidemic, is [[LeaveBehindAPistol forced to kill himself]] after being crushed beneath a snowplow.]]


* BuryYourGays: {{Subverted}} with almost hilarious ceremony. Thanks to a combination of [[PocketProtector stuffed pockets]] and pure, insane coincidence, out-and-proud lesbian [[spoiler: Freddi Linklatter]] survives to the end of the story despite [[spoiler: being shot point-blank in the chest by Brady]].



* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler:Hodges]] has extremely advanced cancer, and is given only a year or two at best. [[spoiler:He is beginning treatment at the start of the epilogue, but dies roughly eight months later.]]

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* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler:Hodges]] has is diagnosed with extremely advanced pancreatic cancer, and is given only a year or two at best. [[spoiler:He is beginning treatment at the start of the epilogue, but dies roughly eight months later.]]

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