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The Outsider : The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller

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Soon to be an HBO limited series starring Ben Mendelsohn.

'If you read only one thriller this summer, make it this one' Daily Mail

A horrifying crime.

Water-tight evidence points to a single suspect.

Except he was seventy miles away, with an iron-clad alibi.

Detective Anderson sets out to investigate the impossible: how can the suspect have been both at the scene of the crime and in another town?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 30mm | 318g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473676398
  • 9781473676398
  • 269

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This chilling novel starts as a police procedural before morphing into the sort of supernatural thriller King is best known for . . . there is violence simmering below the surface of this tightly plotted yarn. * Daily Mirror * Mixing up genres and multiplying the surprises, The Outsider did keep me in suspense and I think that it is a really great King! * Club.StephenKing * This is one of those books where you find yourself rationing the number of pages you read each night to eke it out. A very good read indeed * The Afterword.co.uk * The Outsider is a crime masterpiece * Belfast Telegraph * So 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 * King pulls back the layers of the everyday to show just how dangerous and threatening the ordinary world we live in case be * Independent * King is arguably as much an American icon as the '68 Fastback or a classic red and white Plymouth Fury. All of these glories are on full display in his latest mystery-horror hybrid...you're in for one hell of a ride' -- Karin Slaughter * The Washington Post * King's blend of supernatural crime makes for a taut, clever read that will keep you guessing until the end * The Sun * If you read only one thriller this summer, make it this one * Daily Mail * Nerve-shreddingly brilliant * Daily Express * A crime masterpiece that has you gripped throughout * Dublin Evening Echo * 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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About Stephen King

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His first crime thriller featuring Bill Hodges, Mr Mercedes, won the Edgar Award for best novel and was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award. THE OUTSIDER, End of Watch and Mr Mercedes all received the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Mystery and Thriller.

Many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films and television series including It, The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and Pet Sematary.

King was the recipient of America's prestigious 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for distinguished contribution to American Letters. In 2007 he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife Tabitha King in Maine.
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Rating details

90,109 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 34% (30,471)
4 43% (38,374)
3 18% (16,640)
2 4% (3,414)
1 1% (1,210)
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