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Outsider
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 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.
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JacqMac
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I‘m surprised by how many black books are on my shelf. I decided to go with the King for this first day.
#scarathlondailyprompt #scarathlon #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious

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KristiAhlers
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Should have probably saved this for the October reading challenge but I didn‘t. Oh well. This was a fast paced read and disturbing and creepy. I know. It‘s a SK book it‘s supposed be creepy. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 read

CinderJo I saw the series and have wanted to read this too! Thanks for the reminder 🤗 2w
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JenniferEgnor
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I‘ve watched the show on HBO and liked it. I thought it was more unnerving than the book. El Cuco turns out to be an old legend but King puts his own twist on it. El Cuco isn‘t the Doppelgänger you‘re used to…it‘s something far worse.

More: https://www.denofgeek.com/culture/the-outsider-el-coco-explained/

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Lenamarcela339
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TashaLeigh
Outsider | Stephen King
Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Biohaz74
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed 8/10

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LibraryCin
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Pickpick

I listened to the audio with the same narrator as for the Mr. Mercedes series, I believe. Holly Gibney from that series also makes an appearance in this one. This was really good. Things seemed like a done-deal on both sides, but almost right away, I figured it couldn‘t have been Terry. In any case, how in the world could there be such convincing evidence on both sides? It certainly had me wanting to know more

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bnb4795
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PaperbackPirate
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I read 148 pages in 5 hours 35 minutes for the #20in4 #Readathon. My goal was 200 pages, but adulting got in the way.
I‘m still loving this book.
Thanks again @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏🙌🥳 8mo
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PaperbackPirate
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Time for my #20in4 #Readathon update!

I‘ve read for 3 hours 36 minutes so far, getting 98/200 pages done toward my goal.

Loved the double connection - I just finished watching season 4 of Ozark, and Jason Bateman plays the main character in both Ozark and The Outsider (which I‘ll watch when I finish).

Thanks again for hosting @Andrew65 ! 🙌

Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 8mo
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PaperbackPirate
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📘 The #20in4 #Readathon gives me the perfect excuse to properly read the book I‘ve been sad to put down all week.
📖 My goal is to read 200 pages.
💙 It took me a minute to figure out the date was off - hoping to save some confusion. 😜
📚 Thanks for hosting @Andrew65 !
P.S. Is this your 1 year anniversary of hosting the #20in4 Readathon?!

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 To be honest I don‘t know if it is the 1 year anniversary, imagine it will be about that. 8mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @Andrew65 ! Happy Anniversary-ish! 📚 8mo
Andrew65 @PaperbackPirate Thanks 🥰 8mo
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GatheringBooks
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andrew61
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For fathers day I received 'If it bleeds' but saw it carried on the story from this bk so being a completist had to go to this one 1st +was pleased to revisit Holly gibney from the Mr Mercedes books, a great character.
The initial crime is disturbing and I'd avoid if violence to children in novels causes distress. The bk itself however is unsettling with a doppelganger idea + at times I was definitely checking that the door was locked, scary ⬇️

andrew61 I did have an image prepared until my wife posted in family chat her 2nd encounter with a spider that puts IT to shame. Having not believed her last week I have to escort him out when I get home with a stern warning and I'm hoping Mr King can keep him at bay until then. 13mo
Ruthiella That spider! 🕷 😱 13mo
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ErinSueMreads
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Couldn't have picked a better spot this morning

HeathHof What a view! 1y
AmyG A ski resort? Beautiful view. 1y
TrishB Great view 😁 1y
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ErinSueMreads Alas, not vail @amyg I would be hunting you up to say hi!! Nope we are in red river nm 1y
AmyG Ha! 😘 1y
PhyllisH Nice view😀 1y
Smrloomis Beautiful! 1y
ChaoticMissAdventures I am sitting here with a much less picturesque view, but wearing the same pants! 🤣😍 1y
NikkiM5 Beautiful 😍 1y
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katcalvin
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Well it‘s a classic Stephen King so you know it‘s good. Not scary at all but a fascinating interpretation of an old Mexican urban legend.

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Nik_reads
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Another brilliant book by Stephen King! I picked this one up because I love the character Holly Gibney and she did not disappoint. Among the sadness and anger toward terrible evil I also laughed a little in some parts. I love books that can create a gamut of emotions. On a side note I‘ve been listening to Kings books (Mr. Mercedes and this one) on audio and I have to say Will Patton is an outstanding narrator.

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Maike
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The ending was a bit anticlimactic but overall so gooooood.

julesG Anticlimactic because you read If It Bleeds? 1y
Maike @julesG no, because the big showdown was a bit too easy. If It Bleeds spoiled the mystery itself, but that didn‘t bother me too much. 1y
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Maike
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Today‘s reading comes with a view.

BookishMarginalia Gorgeous! 1y
julesG 🙈🙈🙈 I need vitamine sea!!!! 1y
Nute Lovely! 1y
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ErinSueMreads
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I finally got the harvest job where I get to read 😍😍😍😍😍😍 thanks @Pageturner1 did you know thus is set in oklahoma?????

Pageturner1 Well I did not know that. That looks like a good place to read. And I thought my small flower bed was a lot of work. 😁 1y
ErinSueMreads Hahahaha yeah we are cutting about 200 acres tonight. 6000 or so total. Yep! Very cool. I'm sitting in an Oklahoma pasture cutting oklahoma wheat reading an oklahoma book 😍 @Pageturner1 1y
Pageturner1 😮WOW! That‘s funny how that worked out. Hope the book is good. I haven‘t read Stephen King. ☹️ I am kinda afraid to, he is scary. Seen his movies but I know the books are scarier. 1y
ErinSueMreads I felt like the movies are scarier but I'm not very good at thinking up scary stuff on my own 🤣🤣🤣 and so far it's very good! @Pageturner1 1y
jb72 @Pageturner1 I‘ve read a few of his books. I didn‘t find them super scary or anything like that. Salem‘s Lot was good, and it actually gave me a nightmare. 1y
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ErinSueMreads
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Harvest has been miserable. I've been working 15 and 16 hours days at the local grain elevator and keeping up with our cows calving while Bae fixes the combine every time it breaks down. We are both exhausted. So I didn't get a chance to open my #llss package from @Pageturner1 yesterday! It is so amazing! Thank you! I love the local touches and you got my two favorite authors!

@rsteve388 and @bookgoil you picked such a good match for me!

Moonprismpower Oooh I really liked The Outsider. 1y
Pageturner1 So glad you liked it!! Sorry you‘ve been working so hard. Hopefully soon you can relax and read. 😊 1y
Chrissyreadit Hi! We received your sign up for the Poetry swap but it did not include your email and address. Could you please email the info to social@bookhippie.com 1y
Bookgoil Ooo Gaiman! Look at all those fun goodies, hope you get some rest soon! 1y
ErinSueMreads Oh noooo! Yep I'll send it over right now @Chrissyreadit 1y
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alecia3dixie
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Another great book to this series! This has been the best series I've ever read so far! The characters are so well explained and I feel like I know them. Holly was still my favorite but Ralph was growing on me! Reminds me so much of Bill though. This book was soo good and just kept me interested the entire time! I physically read this one and I was flying threw it! 5 stars!

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cariashley
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I always enjoy Stephen King, and Will Patton is just the best narrator. I hadn‘t realized that Holly Gibney from the Mr. Mercedes trilogy would pop up in this one! Great audiobook even if the ending was a little so-so.

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Breadjit
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This book combines a plausible fear of false conviction with the supernatural. I really enjoyed some of the characters in this book. I also really enjoyed the reappearance of one of these characters in another of his books.
The storyline felt a bit stretched in places but overall I enjoyed it.

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books_and_tea
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New belated birthday gift! Yay! Hope you all have a great weekend😊☺️📚!

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Tanoi
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Currently been reading 'The Outsider'. DAMN Stephen King never fails to impress by his writing.

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GatheringBooks
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EadieB Great quote! 2y
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Settings
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Typical King - nice concept, large cast of characters, nicely rambley... disappointing ending lol

Characters from the Bill Hodges trilogy show up and it's possible the ending to that one is spoiled. Unfortunately I own that trilogy but haven't got to it yet - don't understand why this one is not properly marked as a series book.

KendallHershey Lmao like for real, what is with his endings?! 2y
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BookishTrish
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Mehso-so

Somewhere between a pick and a so so. King builds tension and a community of monsters fighters exceptionally well. But he didn‘t seem to know what to do with the monster in this one.

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BookishTrish
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Rainy night must read one more chapter...

CoveredInRust The best motto 💜💜💜 2y
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Rachel.Rencher
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Panpan

Ugh, I loved the first 60% of this book and then...what the frack was that ending? I stuck with it because I was invested by that point, but it felt contrived. I was really hoping for a more creative wrap to the story than what King did. 🤨

What are your thoughts?

BarbaraBB Same as yours! 2y
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Rachel.Rencher
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Happy Tuesday! I just got done teaching, and now I'm going to curl up and read until I have to go to office hours this evening.

Sorry if this is old news, but I found out how to keep your Overdrive loan past the due date! Just putting the Kindle in airplane mode didn't work for me because the book self-destructed. You also need to leave the book open and your Kindle on without opening other apps. I ran out of time, so this was a lifesaver. 🤓📚

Augustdana 🤯🤯thanks for the tip! I‘ve had some success with my kobo turning off the wifi, but it doesn‘t always work and I haven‘t cracked the code 100% yet. 2y
Scochrane26 Good info 2y
AnansiGirl I haven‘t mastered any tricks yet. I‘ve tried downloading ebook/ audiobook, both shutting off WiFi and turning on airplane mode and my book still gets yanked away. 🎣 2y
Rachel.Rencher @AnansiGirl So far this is working! I'm 2 days past the due date and going strong. Leaving the Kindle on and never closing out of the book seems to do it. 2y
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Rachel.Rencher
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Update: marathon read is going well. I got sidetracked when I realized my Overdrive loan was due back tomorrow and I didn't have enough time to finish the book. I ended up ordering it from ThriftBooks along with a few others. 😉📚

Winston is happy that the fire is lit and we're all cuddled up together. How is your Sunday?

AmyG He is so cute. 2y
CaffeineAndCandy sᴏ ᴄᴜᴛᴇ 2y
Scochrane26 Winston is so cute. 2y
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Kappadeemom Aww I‘ve missed seeing Winston!❤️ 2y
Leftcoastzen Awww!🐶 2y
TheLibrarian Such a cutie! I‘ve always wanted to name a pet Winston. One day! 2y
TheRiehlDeal 🐶😍That face! Corgis are the cutest and are my dream dog if dogs weren‘t so expensive. 2y
Rachel.Rencher @TheRiehlDeal Aww! Now that he's no longer a puppy, his expenses have gone way down. I know what you mean, though. 💕 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 😍😍Please tell Winston that I love him! 2y
Rachel.Rencher @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I did! He showed me his belly and started wiggling, so I think that means "ditto" ? 2y
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Rachel.Rencher
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I woke up to SNOW this morning! 😱

Who else feels so much cozier when it's snowing outside? I have a book, a fresh cup of coffee, and I'm ready to snuggle up and marathon read. 🤓📚

LiteraryinLawrence Snow? That‘s so exciting! 2y
MrT Such a good recent SK novel. Really liked it! Enjoy! 2y
Megabooks 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
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Suet624 Vermont is strangely in the 70‘s today. 2y
Texreader We all go crazy when there‘s snow, it happens so rarely. We run out, no matter the time of day and play until it quickly melts away. 2y
TheRiehlDeal @Suet624 Same here in NY 2y
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Rachel.Rencher
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How was everyone's Halloween? Lucas and I just had a quiet night in.

I got an email this morning that Amazon is going to give me $5 toward e-books as long as I read on my Kindle 5 times in the next two weeks. Uhm, easiest $5 ever! I downloaded The Outsider today to read. I heard it's a good one. 🤓

RachelAmphlett It‘s so riveting - enjoy! 2y
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JenlovesJT47
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It‘s books like this one that remind me why Stephen King is my favorite author. As prolific a writer he is, they can‘t all be home runs — but that does not apply here. I was intrigued from start to finish, and thoroughly creeped out. I don‘t want to give away spoilers but unlike some of SK‘s books, this one has a very solid ending. Highly recommended! 5⭐️

#Scarathlon2020
#TeamSlaughter
#StephenKing

16 points

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Eggs
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Officially creeped out 😱😱
Creepy good, great characters, and engaging voices on the audio
#authoramonth2020 @Soubhiville

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JenlovesJT47
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This book is killing me but I can‘t put it down! I see I‘m not going to get much else done until I finish it. Has anyone watched the show?

#StephenKing

audraelizabeth I did and loved it 2y
Soubhiville I did and liked it, except I thought the end was disappointing. (Honestly that‘s often my take on King‘s endings though.) 2y
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TheNeverendingTBR
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If you're into crime, thriller novels with supernatural elements then you should absolutely love this.

Not read a King book in a while so it was very enjoyable to read this one for the first time, it's written so well like all of his novels and it was a pleasant surprise to come across a character from something else King wrote (love it when he does that)

It was quite predictable but it's still a Pick! 💫

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