The Outsider

The Outsider

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 02/05/2019
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'The Outsider gives King fans exactly what they want at the same time as cramming in new ideas.' - The Guardian 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?

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781473676398
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Weight: 340g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 34 mm

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The Outsider
absolutely amazing
This book for me was a constant read I just couldn't put it down plus I liked the whole story telling part then it jumps to the interviews with witnesses. ... READ MORE
Faith Salmon
The Outsider
Brilliant, gripping.
As always, King has written very well, the plot is devastating and brilliant, with twists and turns. The only thing I would say is the ending seems a litt... READ MORE
Havana-Pearl Adiseshiah-Cummins
The Outsider
Perfectly paced mystery
I read many reviews which said they preferred the first half of the book, but I beg to differ. What seems like a open and close case spins webs into corner... READ MORE
The Outsider
brilliantly plotted :-)
THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King. Terry Maitland is accused of the heinous murder of a young boy. Terry is a well respected, popular coach, of the Little Leag... READ MORE
david norman
The Outsider
The Outsider by Stephen King A horrendous murder is committed and the police have one suspect - DNA, witnesses and all point in his direction. But soon th... READ MORE
Bookish Blonde
The Outsider
Perfect Mix of A Thriller & A Horror
This book straddles the thriller and horror genres perfectly, starting out as a hard-hitting thriller and developing slowly into a supernatural horror. It... READ MORE
Sharon Sharp
The Outsider
The book started really well. Great character development and a real who dunnit or what dunnit from king. As per But the book just petered our and th... READ MORE
P Andrews
The Outsider
If you like Stephen King, you won't be disappointed
I am a big fan of Mr King's work (I am a Constant Reader, you may say), so was glad there were a few of his books I hadn't read before COVID. I liked the... READ MORE
Sarah Walters
The Outsider
Prove It
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It is quite some time since I last read a recent Stephen King release so I was a little bit worried how this woul... READ MORE
Marjorie Odonnell