Back in early January, we got the first details on Stephen King’s next novel, The Outsider, set to hit online stores and retailers on May 22nd. Today, we’re getting word that an audiobook is in the works as well; it’ll be narrated by accomplished actor Will Patton. Simon & Schuster announced that the audiobook will be available on CD and for download.
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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.
Patton is no stranger to narrating the works of Stephen King. Check out a clip of him reading an excerpt from The Mist below.
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