The Outsider

The Outsider

An 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-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.

Title:The Outsider
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781501180989
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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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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!!) but I was overall underwhelmed.Recomm...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Matt

    Stephen King has done it again with a powerful story that pulls the reader into the middle and will not let them go. Mixing his ability to write mysteries with a long-established foundation for the su...

  • Edward Lorn

    It's no secret that The Outsider was my most anticipated novel of 2018, right up there with Neverworld Wake, by Marisha Pessl, and Providence, by Caroline Kepnes. So did it live up to the hype and, fu...