Waiting On Wednesday: The Outsider

Outsider X RD5BThe Outsider By Stephen King

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Fiction, Thriller
Pages: 576 pages
Release Date: May 22nd 2018
Publisher: Scribner

Plot: 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.

Why I Need This Book: First off, it’s Stephen King. Also this book just sounds so up my alley. Sure I have a couple of Stephen King books I have yet to read but I really want this one. I can really see myself enjoying this. Plus I just love the vibes I’m getting from that cover. I also heard that Holly from the Bill Hodges series makes an appearance in this. The Bill Hodges series was one of my favorite series that I read last year. I have been missing the characters so much. I am excited to see what Stephen does with her in this book.

Are you guys interested in picking this book up? I would love to hear your thoughts on it. I seriously can’t wait for it to come out!


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