By Stephen King
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER—soon to be an HBO limited series starring Ben Mendelsohn
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.
Couldn’t put it down.5By Biff⚡️Great book👍. Not a big reader, but couldn’t stop reading this book.
Well written.4By Bookreader225Couldn’t put it down.
What?4By darbnmikThis is the first time that I felt compelled to uh, provide constructive criticism. The narrator of this book needs to speak up. Way too soft spoken and overuses a hushed/whispered tone. It was exhausting straining to listen. Audiobooks should be spoken, not whispered.
Not Really2By rose0zI like Stephen King and have been reading his books for several decades. This story bored me. It was as if he couldn't move the story forward. I felt like I kept reading the same thing over and over again. The story could have been condensed. It really wasn't a story that held any suspense or surprises, you knew exactly where it was going.
Great read5By ULSimonKing’s storytelling is topnotch in this one. Great characters too.
A story well told on Unknown entities4By rahulnakmolOutside is a great read, bringing back the original writing and narrtion style of Mr. King. This kept me up all night giving me the thrills and spins as the horror unfolds to a redemption
Great... till the ending...3By peeniskakeSimilar to the IT ending of killing a shape shifting alien... great read, disappointing ending.
The Outsider4By Sl8runGood story, but why do you have to slip in your political views? That is not why I read your books.
Where’s a portal to a land of unspeakable horror when you need one?2By da DrizzlerEither the evil in Stephen Kings’s books come from our own inner fears or they pop out of a portal from another dimension. This book needed more than a few portals to save it. He broke from his formula as this “evil” came from some Mexican folklore called el churro or something. I’d rather go eat some churros. Stephen King still has more good stuff than most authors can dream about but I’d recommend waiting for his next one, he’ll deliver eventually.
Outsider2By StupidApp123456789Great Book with very plain and boring ending that was predictable. It’s like King got tired of writing it and just closed it out to be done with it.