The Outsider

The Outsider

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, orde When an eleven-year-old boy is found murdered in a town park, reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town's po...

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Title:The Outsider
Author:Stephen King
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:The Outsider
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:477 pages pages

The Outsider Reviews

  • Kemper
    Jun 11, 2018
    I?ve been reading Uncle Stevie for about 35 years now, and there?s been plenty of peaks and valleys in my fandom. This time out he found a whole new way to disappoint me. A young boy has been brutally murdered, and all the clues point directly at Terry Maitland. This is shocking...
  • Kealan Burke
    May 27, 2018
    Agh, this one was hard. 65% of this book is some of King?s best, most original, and most assured writing in years. It?s when the novel switches track and truly delves into the nature of the antagonist that it begins to get a little cheesy and, overly familiar. I was excited when I ...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Jun 06, 2018
    There is a few special moments that happen in life. One of them being one that gets me every single time. And even if I don't go ape over the book that is his new one at the time, I'll always pick up that next one. Because...? I'll admit that the first half of this part ...
  • Becky
    Jun 22, 2018
    SIGH... Many people are going to love this book. Probably most of them will love it for all (or at least some) of the reasons that I did not. And that's OK. If you want to read reviews praising this book there are already many of them out there you may enjoy. Mine will not be one o...
  • Justin
    Jun 20, 2018
    As another famous author once said (Dickens, I think. Maybe you?ve heard of him. He has a pretty big underground following)... It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. And, yes, here we have a tale of two stories. The first half of The Outsider was a thrill ride. L...
  • Susanne Strong
    Jun 23, 2018
    4 Stars King does it again! Simply masterful. Young Frankie Peterson is dead. His death was brutal: gruesome, horrific and completely senseless. All evidence points to Terry Maitland, beloved Little League Coach, as the murderer. His fingerprints are all over the crime scene and...
  • Emily May
    Jul 08, 2018
    There was one rock-hard fact, as unassailable as gravity: a man could not be in two places at the same time. Stephen King amazes me. Here, he has managed to turn a 300-page story into a 560-page story by leading us on a long-winded wild goose chase while waffling on about almost eve...
  • Suzanne
    May 28, 2018
    This book was awesome! There is one thing I always know when going into a Stephen King novel, I?m going to enjoy it immensely but do not even begin to ponder how dark or weird it will end up being. This one isn?t his weirdest or darkest but it was one of my favorites. I thoroughly ...
  • Debra
    Jun 27, 2018
    "Monsters are real, ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win." - Stephen King A Crime, an investigation, confusion...... An eleven-year-old boy's body is found in a local park. Fingerprints found at the scene point to local coach, Terry Maitland. Several ...
  • Julie
    Jun 11, 2018
    The Outsider by Stephen King is a 2018 Scribner publication. Classic, quintessential King- An eleven -year old boy is found brutally murdered and strong evidence points to Little League coach Terry Maitland. Detective Ralph Anderson is particularly outraged and makes the fateful...
  • Andrew Smith
    Jun 05, 2018
    I find it hard to believe, now, that I avoided the lure of King?s books for so long. I?d seen a couple of film adaptations - Christine and The Shining - and though I?d enjoyed them they didn?t compel me to grab one of his novels off the shelf. I think it was a fear of finding m...
  • Matt
    Jun 27, 2018
    Stephen King has done it again with a powerful story that pulls the reader into the middle and will not let them go. Mixing his ability to write mysteries with a long-established foundation for the supernatural, this novel will impress the dedicated reader ready for an adventure like n...
  • Char
    May 30, 2018
    I loved the first half of this book so much, I hardly knew what to do with myself. I just wanted to be reading every minute of the day. Don't get me wrong, the second half was good, it just didn't impress me quite as much. I'm not going to rehash the plot, because today, only one we...
  • Carol
    May 27, 2018
    YES! My first super favorite of 2018! REALLY good stuff here....BAFFLING stuff....CREEPY crawling chilling stuff.....and most of all....Stephen KING excellence in storytelling stuff! Just another murder - Just another mystery - Not by a long shot! At first, I thought, hmmmmm.....someth...
  • Edward Lorn
    May 21, 2018
    It's no secret that The Outsider was my most anticipated novel of 2018, right up there with Neverworld Wake, by Marisha Pessl, and Providence, by Caroline Kepnes. So did it live up to the hype and, furthermore, my expectations? You're damn skippy it did, and then some. This is not a...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    May 24, 2018
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ WARNING: SPOILER-ISH ?Doesn?t look like a monster, does he?? ?They rarely do.? First things first: I don?t know if I simply lucked out or if the library is officially terrified of me at this point a...
  • Zoeytron
    Jun 02, 2018
    A man with a ruint face and tattoos crawling up his arms - now you see him, now you don't.  A dirty white van, a flapping yellow bra strap, and frightening flashbacks of a rotten cantaloupe from childhood.  An open and shut case that most assuredly isn't.  Skin and bones, a skelet...
  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Sep 12, 2018
    Blurb 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 fing...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Jul 22, 2018
    First things first: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK IF YOU HAVEN?T READ THE BILL HODGES TRILOGY. This will completely spoil everything from that series. Anyway, I love this series SO MUCH. They?re so atmospheric and creepy and gross and probably my favorite things I?ve read by King so ...
  • Matthew
    Dec 27, 2017
    King has done it again! The last time I was this enthralled with one of his books was Finders Keepers. While I do read a lot, it is not often I find a book that I don't want to put down at all. In fact, the biggest selling point is that I am in no way, shape or form a morning person. D...
  • Jaidee
    Jul 05, 2018
    1.5 "cheezy, corny, cantalopey, hokey-pokus" stars !! I know I am one of the few that cared almost not at all for this book. I go into reading Stephen King with very little expectation other than being mildly entertained. I read a number of his books in my teens and I thought t...
  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
    Jun 01, 2018
    *no spoiler review* However, if you don't want to know anything about this book, please save this review for later. I have been waiting for a book like this from King for a long, long time. I'd say I've wanted a book like this since 11/22/63-- I loved that book but it wasn't horror. A...
  • Glenn Sumi
    May 30, 2018
    How does Stephen King do it? The guy turns 71 this September, and he?s still at the top of his game. This is the 16th book of his I?ve read, and it?s easily one of his best. Everything is so sharply done: plotting, pacing, characters, twists, the villain. The book is 560 pages...
  • J.D. Barker
    May 15, 2018
    Absolutely loved THE OUTSIDER by @StephenKing - Murder, baseball, and gut-wrenching suspense. This is classic King at his best. ...
  • Robin
    Jun 03, 2018
    I haven?t read Stephen King in about 20 years - not since he pissed me off with It, when he made me read a nasty child-orgy as a reward for making it through about 1000 pages. Earlier this month I read his On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft in the hopes of getting some writerly enligh...
  • megs_bookrack
    Aug 04, 2018
    Update: I do still plan to write a review for this someday. I really do. I annotated and everything but how do you review perfection? Just, how? Original Review: Alas, it comes to an end. I tried to savor this for as long as possible. What an amazingly creative and fun story- my...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Jun 21, 2018
    3.5? 3.75? This started off really good but it slowed down towards the end. I was happy there was some connection to the Bill Hodges series (which I liked a lot and recommend you read first since there are some spoilers here!) but I was overall underwhelmed. Recommend it but it's...
  • Lori
    Jul 12, 2018
    ?The professor said people had the mistaken idea that Poe wrote fantastic stories about the supernatural, when in fact he wrote realistic stories about abnormal psychology.? A police investigation into the horrific murder of a child veers off the rail into the realm of monsters....
  • Kayla Dawn
    Jun 11, 2018
    I really really love Kings writing style and his characters. He knows how to create the perfect atmosphere for every situation possible. But unfortunately the story itself fell flat for me. It was predictable and nothing new I guess? It just didn't overwhelm me. But it was still an nic...
  • Johann (jobis89)
    Jun 12, 2018
    "Reality is thin ice, but most people skate on it their whole lives and never fall through until the very end." An eleven-year-old's body is found in a park following a brutal murder. Eyewitness accounts and fingerprint evidence point to the popular Little League coach and teacher, ...