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The Outsider
The Outsider | Stephen King
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 boys violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint Citys 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, Kings 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.
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AngieWade
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I enjoyed this book a lot. I also felt like Mr. King didn‘t get too wordy in this one. In my opinion he does that sometimes. This one was just right for me.

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GinaKButler
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Just started 🎧
Audio is my favorite way to enjoy King!

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midath75
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I loved this book. I didn't know it would reference some other books in a series but it has me wanting to read those one day.

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ReadingOver50
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My reading stats for the month of July. I had a good reading month. I read 6 really good books and the rest of them weren‘t bad.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome! 💖📚💖 3w
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NatalieR
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The story dragged a little bit for me in the beginning, but once things started rolling there was no stopping!! I loved the little gems throughout the story that only Stephen King can drop. He never ceases to amaze me! #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ #LetterO

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Busha1984
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This book started out on a high note. It was fairly graphic and unsettling with a Law & Order: SVU vibe. As the book wore on, however, I began to lose some interest. I think it was a bit too long. The climax ending was extremely reminiscent of King's book, Finders Keepers, and a bit of a let down. On the whole, The Outsider started off strong and just sort of lost its steam.

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Lana1
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Another excellent read from Mr King!

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1mo
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Emfn
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“One more chapter...” read through this book so quickly as I just couldn‘t put it down. A thriller that kept me hooked right from the start to the very end.
#stephenking #thriller #goodread #finishedbook

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Lana1
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Really enjoying this book so far. Stephen King is a twisted genius!

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ReadingOver50
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I did not realize that this book includes references to the Bill Hodges trilogy. I was very happy to see the return of Holly. She is a great character and added a good dimension to the book.

The story of Terry Maitland is fascinating. It seems obvious that he is being framed for murder. But how and why is the big question. I found the story very compelling and was anxious to get some answers. I would like to see more novels set in this world.

Reagan-reads I‘m so excited about the tv adaptation. I loved this book and if it‘s as good as Mr Mercedes, well fingers crossed! 1mo
ReadingOver50 @Reagan-reads a 5 star book for me 1mo
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RvnclawWhovian
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Just can‘t pass up the opportunity to remind people he still hates Kubrick‘s adaptation of The Shining 😂

Cortg That‘s funny! 2mo
DaveGreen7777 He also gave the name “Koontz” to an inept night guard in “It”, which seemed to be a dig at rival author Dean Koontz... Mr. King does let his personal grudges seep into his work sometimes! 😂🤣😂 2mo
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DustinReeds
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I absolutely loved this book. My first Stephen King novel and won't be my last.

The first 3/4s of the book you will be absolutely bewildered. The book wraps up nicely filling in all of your questions. I really enjoyed reading this.

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DustinReeds
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Almost through with this amazing book. My first King novel. I've always wanted to read one of his books. This one has not disappointed.

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HufflepuffGirl90
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Thank you so much @Bookwormjillk for a fantastic #MakerSwap box!!! 🎉💛🖤😘
I can‘t wait to make some popcorn topped with your homemade salt!!! The map roses look like so much fun! And I love the giant paper clip bookmark 😊
Thanks @LibrarianRyan for hosting!

Bookwormjillk So glad you like it! This swap was intimidating with so many talented Littens. 2mo
LibrarianRyan You make salt? That is soo cool. @Bookwormjillk 2mo
Bookwormjillk @LibrarianRyan it‘s salt from the store seasoned and roasted with herbs from my garden 2mo
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Freespirit Lovely gifts 😍 2mo
LibrarianRyan @Bookwormjillk still awesome. 2mo
Crazeedi You got some wonderful gifts!!❤❤ 2mo
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ReadingOver50
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My TBR for July 2019. I want to read these four and after that who knows. I‘m starting The Outsider tonight.

Anna40 Loved Lucy Knisley's Kid Gloves, haven't read any of her other books 2mo
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Meghan1
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All right, Mr. King, you finally got me! After saying multiple times that your books don‘t scare me, I had nightmares last night.

BarbaraBB For me this one was a disappointing. 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto 🤣🤣🤣 For months after I read the stand every time someone coughed near me I had a mini panic attack inside. 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I haven‘t read this one yet though! 2mo
rretzler For me, it was ‘Salem‘s Lot. Ever since I read Dracula at age 8, I have been irrationally scared by vampires (to this day, I still am, if I dwell on it 🤣). Why, then, I chose to read ‘Salem‘s Lot at age 12 is beyond me! And then to watch the movie - the image of Danny Glick floating at the window may haunt me forever. 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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nidhinb
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Very addictive and gripping.
And it gave me goosebumps at the climax and I was actually scared to step out of my room at some points in the book
Personally loved it.

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bookworming
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This book is absolutely nuts! You will honestly believe that you know why‘s gonna happen, you have the shit in your hands till it ends up back on the wall! There are so many twists and turns and I just love the way #stephenking writes. What an amazing man. A great read!!
#newengland #theoutsider #horror #thriller

BooknerdsLife Welcome to Litsy 🙌🏼📚💖 2mo
Chrissyreadit Welcome to Litsy. @LitsyWelcomeWagon has good tips if you have not yet learned about them. 2mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
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cosmicgoddess
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This book was fantastic, the story was unique and interesting. It's quite large however, and most of the nail biting happened at the end. But the build up was worth the wait! If you're not a fan of gore I still think you'll be okay reading this book. Some details can get gruesome but just remember it's only a story!

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LJB
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I could not put it down. I didn't care for the crimes committed, but the book was so well written that I was pulled into the story anyway. I really like the way Mr. King incorporates characters from his other novels into the story.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Welcome to Litsy!!!📚❤️ 2mo
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LiteraryNephilim
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This is classic Stephen King. Started off strong and there was never really any lull. Intriguing and fast paced, this made me pick up another new king book right away.

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Mariposa_Bookworm
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I‘m sitting in the airport not reading the tagged book or any other. I‘m on my way to funeral services for this man that I love. I feel so lost and confused and angry. He lived here in Maryland with me, but his final resting place will be Wisconsin, his home. Please say a prayer for me. I love you, Alex. 💕

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LiterarySloth
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This was definitely a shocking novel. Horrific. Parts were hard to read because it‘s such a terrible thing to happen to someone. I read this in one day. I managed to read over half while at work. Luckily it was a quiet day.

#day11 #30junebooks #shocking

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RvnclawWhovian
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Little pre flight Cabernet and a new book 😊🍷

Trashcanman Safe travels. 2mo
RvnclawWhovian @Trashcanman thank you!! Luckily Seattle to Burbank is a pretty easy flight 2mo
Trashcanman @RvnclawWhovian Burbank CA? Wow if I'd nown I'd stand at the airport with your kitten tag. 2mo
RvnclawWhovian @Trashcanman haha that would have been awesome! And yep, Burbank CA. Born and raised in the Bay Area but my sister lives in WEHO now. Im coming to visit for a few days and for a concert and would much rather fly into Burbank than LAX (edited) 2mo
Trashcanman @RvnclawWhovian I hear that LAX is a nightmare 2mo
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SuhaniKayal
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Some lines just hit you so hard!!💔

Back after exams!!

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RachelAmphlett
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My weekend read 😊
#stephenking #theoutsider #friyay

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c.gonzalez86
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My next big read..

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larah17
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The Outsider is everything I want in a book - a great mystery, really interesting characters, and a hint of the supernatural. The story begins with the horrific death of a child, and the arrest of a local coach and hero for his murder. There is a multitude of evidence for his guilt, but video footage shows him 70 miles away at the time of the murder. I was kept guessing throughout, there was no let up of tension, and I loved it.

Goodreads 31/52

Magpiegem Oooh this sounds great! Thanks for the recommendation 😊 3mo
larah17 @Magpiegem honestly one of my favourite books of the last few months! I hope you enjoy it too 😁 3mo
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Szymanski90
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Working on this Goodreads Giveaway book! It came in yesterday and I‘m excited about winning. Can‘t wait to finish it. #goodreadsgiveaway

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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A lot of late nights when I just couldn‘t put this book down!

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Wow, I am halfway through this book and it is REALLY good!!

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ScrappyMags
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Dang I like to be scared. I‘m a weirdo. And this one definitely evokes the heebie jeebies, the checking of closets, under beds... maybe the shower. Don‘t judge. 😂😂 Not the best King book ever but a solid addition to his canon.

MallloCup I'm reading this one now... Curious as to how it turns out. 3mo
Readergrrl Love this meme! And I love to be scared too! 3mo
ScrappyMags @MallloCup let me know what you thought!! 👍🏼 3mo
ScrappyMags @Readergrrl hehe I‘m glad I‘m not alone! 3mo
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JMEdwards
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Soubhiville 😮 whoa! 3mo
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MrT
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Not a bad view to be reading the latest SK.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great view! 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Have you found the #LosersClub on here yet? They are reading through all of King‘s work in publication order, reading one a month. 3mo
MrT Thanks. I'll take a looksy having read everything by SK. #numberonefan 3mo
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dxmy
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4/5⭐

This book sucked me right in, I just simply couldn't put it down! (Thanks to bad IBS forcing me to stay home, I didn't have to 😅) My first Stephen King and I'll definitely pick up more books written by him. It was so good, though the last 100 - 150 pages were a little less in my opinion, it was still a great read.

Myhusbandhatesreading I have IBS too, I feel for ya!! ❤️ 3mo
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dxmy
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As I was reading I got a nosebleed. I accidentally got a little bit of blood on the page, but somehow, this seems fitting for a Stephen King book... 😅

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dxmy
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Picked up my first Stephen King book and I got sucked right in! I wish I still had vacation, I want to read this so bad but my break is over so back to graduating! Squeezing in as much reading as possible though!!

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dxmy
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This is going to be the first Stephen King book I'm every going to read! Plus, Good Omens, because I have to read the book before the show comes out! And last but not least, a book about psychology, always interesting! 🤓

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charreads
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A murder mystery/detective story crossover with a Stephen King supernatural story. It did take sometime to get to the supernatural part of the story.

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Chantene
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King is my favorite author in terms of consistency and he is responsible for my favorite series, The Dark Tower. This book was filled with many of those things that I love so much about King‘s writing- remarkably deep character development, his ability to make me care about the characters, the horror and vividness of the imagery. My only issue is that the story felt short somehow and the ending didn‘t feel as complete as I had hoped it would.

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jmclarks_Books_Bazaar
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This book was very good. I had no idea it was apart of the Mr Mercedes series until about 30% through which cake as a big surprise to me. I may be a bit biased, I love Kong‘s work. If you are on the fence, definitely check it out.

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Kalalalatja
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I was entertained but not wow‘ed. I was into the first part of the book before the supernatural element, but it all got a bit predictable from there. Also, the Danish translation was pretty bad - spelling errors, bad translations and just a bit clunky...

#MarchMadnessChallenge

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ericarobynreads
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The Outsider by Stephen King is a brutal and suspenseful tale that centers around an unspeakable crime.

With various eye witnesses, fingerprints, and DNA matches, the case seems pretty cut and dry. However, the police soon begin to question their original convictions once they find that the suspect has a solid alibi...

https://www.ericarobynreads.com/book-review-the-outsider-by-stephen-king/ #SpringHorror

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Kalalalatja
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What is #CloseToMe at the moment - an unlit candle, a glass of water, and my current read. Exciting stuff 😅

#AnglophileApril #currentlyreading

vivastory Are you liking the book? 5mo
Kalalalatja @vivastory it is really outside my normal reading wheel house, but I think I am? I‘m about 150 pages in, and I‘m interested in seeing where this book takes me, but something about King‘s writing style is making me a bit annoyed 🤷‍♀️ 5mo
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Kalalalatja @Reviewsbylola or just semi broke 😂 (edited) 5mo
Cinfhen I don‘t have a good track record with King 🤷‍♀️ 5mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I have only read two of his books, aside from this, and I have enjoyed them, but they didn‘t wow me. I thought this was “just” going to be a mystery, but now there might be something supernatural going on, and I‘m not sure how I feel about that. Or, if I‘m just supposed to think something supernatural is going on, but there will be a logical explanation in the end. I‘m confused... 🙃 5mo
Cinfhen King has a way of doing that 5mo
Mdargusch I‘m like @Cinfhen - I‘m not a King fan. 5mo
emilyhaldi I really want to try more King!! Someday 🖤 5mo
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Bookwormjillk
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If I had known this book was related to the Mr. Mercedes trilogy I would have read it a long time ago. I really enjoy King‘s supernatural detective stories.

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Bookwormjillk
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This chunkster has been a great vacation companion for me.

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Bookwormjillk
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Breakfast and a book. If I didn‘t have a million in laws to visit today I might stay in all day reading. I‘m really liking this one.

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Scarlett_ohara
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So I am an absolute fan of the early works of Stephen King, like the 70s, 80s and early 90s. But I think he just went downhill from there. This book is a huge exception. It is so good, well-written, complex and scary, it reminded me of the time when he actually was the King of horror (no pun intended). If you like horror, you should give it a go!

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Bookwormjillk
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I‘ve been jumping from book to book this week. Going to give Stephen King a try.

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Ephemera
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Stephen King appears to have created a new kind of monster in this book. I‘ve always liked King as a writer and I did enjoy this book. The only quibble I have is the story is set in Oklahoma, which seems a little odd. Good characters, as usual, and a good story. He includes a character from another book and she fits in fine. I am happy that the monster isn‘t a vampire or a zombie. 4 out of 5 stars.