The Outsider by Stephen King

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The Outsider by Stephen King

The Outsider
by Stephen King

Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 576 pages
Audiobook Length: 18 hours and 41 minutes
First Published: 2018

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Publisher’s Description

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.


Quotes from The Outsider

“I believe there’s another dozen thoughts lined up behind each one I’m aware of.”

“People are blind to explanations that lie outside their perception of reality.”

“When you get old, peace is about all you want.”

“Thought only gives the world an appearance of order to anyone weak enough to be convinced by its show.”


About Stephen King

Stephen King is the bestselling author of more than 58 novels and 6 nonfiction books. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the National Medal of Arts. Visit the author’s website →


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