The Outsider

The Outsider

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2018
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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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, 2018, p2018
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781508252221
Characteristics: 1 online resource (18 hr., 41 min.)

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Nov 28, 2018

I thought the first two-thirds of the book was good, but when it got into the supernatural stuff, it kind of lost me. I think the first half of the book was so well done that I think it made it hard to wrap up. It was kind of neat to have Holly back from the Bill Hodges trilogy. But this book is great in comparison to Sleeping Beauties--no doubt! This book will make a good TV mini-series.

Sep 29, 2018

The story is like the boogeyman/bloodsucking pumpkin head meets IT. Supernatural ending to what could have been a great book. A few twist and turns that you DO see coming. A gang of people at the end killing the doppelganger, just like in IT. Well written, but not worth reading. An expected outcome. Would not recommend.


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