The Outsider by Stephen King [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 2018 • Scribner

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The Outsider by Stephen King


Hardcover with dust jacket in attractive condition with flaws:

Dust jacket is in very nice shape.  Some general shelf / rub wear, but otherwise excellent.   Now housed in a new archival quality brodart jacket protector.

Book has some soiling to grey boards and some minor discoloration to text block.  A few dog eared pages; and some pages that some signs of having been read.  Overall a very attractive reading copy of this highly coveted 1st. 

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.