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BUDDY READ: Horror/Thriller > The Outsider by Stephen King - Restarting August 3rd 2019

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Carrie (boombaby13) | 4289 comments 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.


Cinthia | 5775 comments Oooh so excited to read this!! I hope Hodges makes appearances well ghostly appearances lol.


Karen Barber | 10597 comments I always think you know what you're getting with Stephen King. Curious to see how this goes, but the idea is intriguing.


Cinthia | 5775 comments 20.0% (view spoiler)


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Cinthia | 5775 comments Finished... (view spoiler)


Carrie (boombaby13) | 4289 comments Cinthia wrote: "20.0% [spoilers removed]"

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Carrie (boombaby13) | 4289 comments Cinthia wrote: "50.0% [spoilers removed]"

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Karen Barber | 10597 comments Up to ch17. Gets us into the focus on the crime pretty quickly. Lots of opinion voiced on Coach T and the small-town mentality is depicted well.


Karen Barber | 10597 comments Part two. Confused. What happened? Logic suggests he can’t be in two places, so heaven only knows what’s coming next.


Carrie (boombaby13) | 4289 comments Cinthia wrote: "75.0% [spoilers removed]"

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Carrie (boombaby13) | 4289 comments Cinthia wrote: "Finished... [spoilers removed]"

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Karen Barber | 10597 comments ‘Sorry’ done. Shocking end to that particular moment. Did the sheriff set that up deliberately?


Karen Barber | 10597 comments 39% - footsteps and cantaloupe section is showing signs of going odd/supernatural. Still none the wiser as to what actually happened.


Karen Barber | 10597 comments 44% - now it’s taking an interesting turn.


Karen Barber | 10597 comments 48% - Holly...you beauty!


Karen Barber | 10597 comments Visits-odd, very odd. No logical explanation and it is creepy as anything to not know what’s going on.


Karen Barber | 10597 comments Macy’s section...Holly’s conviction is pretty convincing, even though what she’s saying sounds crazy.


Karen Barber | 10597 comments 72% - the visit to Te As is moving things along well, but I almost don’t want to find out more.


Karen Barber | 10597 comments Finished. Review on home page. Creepy. A touch bizarre, but very readable.


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84094 comments Mod
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Date changed. Restarting August 3rd 2019. Happy Reading ☺

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Eva Luna (evalunadesie) | 2026 comments Page 125. 20% of the Audiobook.
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Eva Luna (evalunadesie) | 2026 comments Page 305. 51% of the Audiobook.
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Eva Luna (evalunadesie) | 2026 comments Page 400.
Writing this whilst sitting in my tent because it is raining outside!
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Eva Luna (evalunadesie) | 2026 comments Finished.
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