The Outsider

The Outsider

When an eleven-year-old boy is found murdered in a town park, reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town's popular Little League coach, Terry Maitland, as the culprit. DNA evidence and fingerprints confirm the crime was committed by this well-loved family man.

Horrified by the brutal killing, Detective Ralph Anderson, whose own son was once coached by Maitland, orders the suspect to be arrested in a public spectacle. But Maitland has an alibi. And further research confirms he was indeed out of town that day.

As Anderson and the District Attorney trace the clues, the investigation expands from Ohio to Texas. And as horrifying answers begin to emerge, so King's propulsive story of almost unbearable suspense kicks into high gear.

Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy but there is one rock-hard fact, as unassailable as gravity: a man cannot be in two places at the same time. Can he?

Title:The Outsider
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781473676350
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About Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, M


    The Outsider Reviews

  • Emily May

    There was one rock-hard fact, as unassailable as gravity: a man could not be in two places at the same time. Stephen King amazes me. Here, he has managed to turn a 300-page story into a 560-page stor...

  • Kemper

    I’ve been reading Uncle Stevie for about 35 years now, and there’s been plenty of peaks and valleys in my fandom. This time out he found a whole new way to disappoint me.A young boy has been bruta...

  • Matthew

    King has done it again! The last time I was this enthralled with one of his books was Finders Keepers. While I do read a lot, it is not often I find a book that I don't want to put down at all. In fac...

  • Julie

    The Outsider by Stephen King is a 2018 Scribner publication. Classic, quintessential King-An eleven -year old boy is found brutally murdered and strong evidence points to Little League coach Terry Mai...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    3.5? 3.75?This started off really good but it slowed down towards the end. I was happy there was some connection to the Bill Hodges series (which I liked a lot and recommend you read first since there...

  • Carol

    YES! My first super favorite of 2018! REALLY good stuff here....BAFFLING stuff....CREEPY crawling chilling stuff.....and most of all....Stephen KING excellence in storytelling stuff! Just another murd...

  • Char

    I loved the first half of this book so much, I hardly knew what to do with myself. I just wanted to be reading every minute of the day. Don't get me wrong, the second half was good, it just didn't imp...

  • Johann (jobis89)

    "Reality is thin ice, but most people skate on it their whole lives and never fall through until the very end."An eleven-year-old's body is found in a park following a brutal murder. Eyewitness accoun...

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*

    BlurbAn unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.An eleven-y...

  • Susanne Strong

    4 StarsKing does it again! Simply masterful. Young Frankie Peterson is dead. His death was brutal: gruesome, horrific and completely senseless. All evidence points to Terry Maitland, beloved Little Le...