The Outsider (Paperback)Stephen King (author)
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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
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 347 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 30 mm
'If you read only one thriller this summer, make it this one.' - The Mail
'A chilling thriller that lures readers into his dark and unsettling world.' - The Express
'The Outsider is a crime masterpiece' - Belfast Telegraph
'...shout it from the rooftops: This new take on the old conundrum of how a man can be in two places at once is sensationally good' - Sunday Express
'Compulsive entertainment' - Mail on Sunday
'The Outsider gives King fans exactly what they want at the same time as cramming in new ideas, proving the least surprising thing of all: that his novels are as strong as they ever were.' - Guardian
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