Stephen King’s The Outsider is slated to hit online and brick and mortar retailers on May 22nd, and the promotional push for the bestselling author’s latest novel is in full force. Yesterday, we shared a couple of creepy teasers for the novel, arriving via Scriber. Today, we’ve got the short story Laurie, which King describes as an “appetizer” of what’s to come. The short story is available on Stephen King’s official website, HERE.
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If you missed yesterday’s article, check out the trailers and synopsis for The Outsider below.
Official Synopsis: 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.
You can pre-order your copy of The Outsider, HERE.
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