Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Outsider by Stephen King

The Outsider

Title: The Outsider
By: Stephen King
Published: 2018
Call #: FIC KING

Master of horror Stephen King is back with his newest thriller, The Outsider.  The book doesn't begin like your typical King novel--it reads more like a straight up murder mystery.  A tale of a horrific crime ripping through a community like a tornado, causing a lot of collateral damage in its wake, but no evidence of the supernatural or evil as in most King novels.  The crime is so heinous and the evidence so seemingly convincing, the police decide to arrest the suspect in a very public manner designed to turn the town's opinion against him.  As the investigation proceeds, however, additional and contradictory evidence is unearthed and the story takes a decidedly supernatural turn.  In another break from tradition, this story does not take place in Maine, or even in New England, but in Oklahoma and Texas!  In spite of the new setting, a familiar, popular character makes an appearance and good triumphs over evil......or does it?

Annette B.  Popular Materials Assistant