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The Outsider
The Outsider | Stephen King
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 boys violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint Citys 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, Kings 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.
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JackOBotts
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Picked this up during a family library trip this morning 📚. My husband and I started the HBO miniseries this past weekend and we‘re hooked (great cast, too). I‘ll see where this read takes me. Never tried to read while watching. Let‘s see what happens.

vivastory Can't wait to check out the series. I loved this one! 2d
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Johanna414
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My plan while the kids took their naps was to start my next book... that's not exactly what happened. Woke up to this gem on my phone, so at least my husband is around to catch my more glamorous moments! 🤣

TrishB Sometimes you need a nap 😁 2d
ljuliel I just did the same thing, although no one took a photo of me. 😴 💤 2d
TiredLibrarian Just resting your eyes a bit 😉 2d
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LeahBergen 😆😆 2d
Johanna414 @ljuliel Consider yourself lucky... my darling husband posted this on Facebook along with a picture of the kids climbing all over me after they woke up. 🙄🙄🙄 2d
ljuliel He sounds ornery. 😊 2d
Johanna414 @ljuliel I call him a grumpy old man all the time lol 2d
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huntersmom1977
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Happy New Year Littens! Been really busy with my new career and my reading pace has slowed down 😩 But managed this one! It was okay, just dragged. Was expecting better but beggars can‘t be choosers
⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5

BarbaraBB I was so disappointed by this one! 3d
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Tonton
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kalinichta It seems at some point Ethan Hawke morphed into Nick Nolte. 4d
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caitlynmhastert
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January 2020 - Book 5/52

#popsugarreadingchallenge

Prompt: Upside down image on the cover

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Oryx
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On a King run at the moment, Thinner and The Institute completed in the last month, so thought I'd start this one. I think it's a TV series at the moment, which is probably why it came to mind, as it's being sitting on my shelf for a year.

Kimberlone This a great book! I listened to the audiobook and found myself really pulled into the story. I also watched the first two episodes of the HBO show adaptation last night and so far so good! 7d
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amber_ldsmom
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Finished! Stephen King is definitely a great writer. I was entertained all the way through, even with hardly any action, mainly detective work. I thought it was going to be horror, but it‘s basically a crime/mystery novel. Still really good! #AtoZLitsy (Letter K)

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amber_ldsmom
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Day 9: #nerd #quotsyjan20 I know a nerd is not exactly the same as a geek, but I thought they were pretty synonymous in this particular context. 😁

gradcat @amber_ldsmom Re geek = nerd...see my post....😂 2w
amber_ldsmom @gradcat 🙌🏻 👊 2w
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gradcat This show starts on HBO very soon. I haven‘t read the book. Did you like it? 2w
amber_ldsmom @gradcat That‘s why I picked it up! I saw the trailer and it looked so good! I‘m about halfway through and I really like it so far. It‘s just starting to get to the spooky stuff. 😁 2w
gradcat @amber_ldsmom I think the trailers look great! I‘ve not read a lot of Stephen King, but I‘ve certainly seen lots of the movies adapted from his books and they‘re pretty good...I‘m definitely watching the show on HBO! ♥️ 2w
amber_ldsmom @gradcat I don‘t read a lot of his stuff either. My mom was the King fan. I‘ve only read The Shining, which I loved, but watched a lot of the films. King gets a bit wordy for me, lol. The trailer for this one just grabbed me, so I had to pick it up. 2w
gradcat @amber_ldsmom I haven‘t even read “The Shining”—did I just say that out loud? 😂 Anyway, I think I prefer to watch horror movies (only sometimes, though) than to read horror novels—just not my thing, really. 😊😊 2w
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amber_ldsmom
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amber_ldsmom
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Day 5: Most anticipated book of 2020. I just saw the trailer for this movie, and it looked awesome! I‘m excited to read this one, even though I‘m not much of a Stephen King reader. He can be a bit too wordy for me, but my mom was a huge fan. #auldlangreads #AtoZLitsy2020

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚🙌🏻 2w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 2w
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RvnclawWhovian
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King takes a paranormal and mythological turn in The Outsider. Do you really know the people around you as well as you think you do? Can you reconcile a friend committing a heinous crime? When the clues seem irrefutable, you have no choice. But what if the clues aren‘t exactly what they seem? One person can‘t possibly be in two different places at the same time. So what‘s the real answer? It might be more horrifying than the crime itself

DaveGreen7777 Great LitsyReview! 😀👍 3w
readordierachel Cool photo! 3w
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Reggie Now you have me 🤔!! Lol, stacked. 2w
RvnclawWhovian @DaveGreen7777 thanks Dave! 😊 2w
RvnclawWhovian @readordierachel @BiblioLitten thank you! Who knew the dead tree in our yard would actually serve a purpose lol 2w
RvnclawWhovian @Reggie I think you‘ll enjoy this one. Plus perfect timing if you have access to HBO because they‘re making a series 2w
vivastory Stellar review!! I can't wait for the HBO series! 2w
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BookwormM
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I am going back into the King multiverse and what better way than via a Christmas present?

I enjoyed this trip and yes we do get the typical King cross over of characters.

Can‘t say much without spoilers but if any UK Litten wants to read this let me know in comments and I will post it to you. First to comment gets it.

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Zombmom
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I'm thrilled to see that they are making a series on HBO with the talented Jason Bateman. I'm sure it will not hold a candle to the book, but I'm still excited!

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Minimalgrl
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Hoping to get hours of reading done on the flight home to Seattle 🤓📚🥳👓

#24b42020
#readathon

nikirtehsuxlol Gonna be an HBO show in January 🍿 2w
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KennethTolesJr
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So far it's a really great crime novel. Lol but this is The Stephen King. It won't stay a crime novel. I'm on page 171, and it's the beginning of chapter THREE. Yep. That kinda read! 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

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Minimalgrl
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#24b42020
2 hours 73 minutes so far .... still in Florida spending time with the family so reading when I can.

Stacypatrice Where in Florida are you ☀️ 3w
Minimalgrl @Stacypatrice Coconut Creek ...🤓 until tomorrow.... then back to Seattle 3w
Andrew65 I need to read some more Stephen King! 3w
Stacypatrice @Minimalgrl - You‘re practically my neighbor... I‘m waving at you and wishing you happy reading 📖 3w
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Dan_1988
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Hey, do you like my Christmas present? #stephenking #theoutsider #selfie

TrishB Very cool 👍🏻 3w
Dan_1988 Thank you 😊 3w
Nicki_K Love it 😍 3w
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Dan_1988 Thanks :) 3w
wanderinglynn That‘s awesome! 2w
wanderinglynn BTW, I see you‘re in the UK. If you have any recommendations of must see places or things to do or bookshops 😉, please let me know as I‘ll be there for my birthday in a week. 😀 2w
Dan_1988 I‘m sorry to disappoint I really couldn‘t tell you. I‘m from Liverpool and it‘s a cool city to visit 🙂 2w
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Minimalgrl
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Santa was good to me in the book department 🤓📚🥰🎄

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Genre:Horror
Date Started:November 21
Date Completed:December 4
How did you choose this book:I was looking for books to read and this book caught my attention because it was written by Stephen King.
Write a brief summary of the novel:Murders go around town randomly and the detective, Ralph Anderson, goes to investigate and arrests Terry Maitland but Terry has such believable alibis. Who is the real killer?

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OwenB
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As a Stephen King fan I am biased on his writing. The Outsider was another great book by King. Really enjoyed the premise and the entire book.

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Kayla.Adriena
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Eeek! Thank You so much @CaliforniaCay for this super cheerful #Winterswap package! Stranger Things is a true obsession ❤💜♥️ Love the stickers and the socks! #LitsyLove

Avanders Ooooh look at all those fun stickers!! 2mo
TheBookHippie 💟 2mo
Rissreads I love stranger things too! 💚 2mo
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dglbrood
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A good mix of crime thriller and supernatural phenomenon, The Outsider will really have you at the edge of your seat. The characters developed as each chapters pass by adding more exciting elements as you go.

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Atticus6905
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#theoutsider Its a good one!!!

phantomx Have you read Gwendy's Button Box? Its in the same vein as NOS4A2, Salem's Lot, and It @Atticus6905 2mo
Atticus6905 No i have not @phantomx, but i loved IT!! Great read! 2mo
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Vivlio_Gnosi
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#StephenKing is a master story teller. Great mix of characters who fit well into the story and compliment each other.
Not as scary as I expected. There were horror and supernatural elements but not overpowering.
Personally, this genre isn't my favorite. However, it was an enjoyable read.
The ending was a bit surprising and ultimately it wrapped up in a satisfying way.

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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#SpoilerAlert #StephenKing #PlotTwist
The unassuming, soft-spoken Holly Gibney to the rescue. She kills El Cuco (The Outsider) inside the Marysville Hole by using a sock with ball bearings. El Cuco is filled with these nasty little red worms that spew out of him when he dies.

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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What on earth? So the Outsider can mind control family members from one touch?? He killed Frank then basically convinced his remaining family to kill themselves with his mind.
#PlotTwist #StephenKing

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Of course the Outsider is hiding in a dark cave where 8 people died. And of course he's waiting with lots of dead animals around. And of course it looks like a human.
#StephenKing #SpoilerAlert

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Are you kidding me?? #StephenKing killing off Howie & Alec!! Are you kidding??
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abbsinwonderland
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✨It took me awhile to get to this one, but I was on a King kick.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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#SpoilerAlert 🚨☠
The Outsider is definitely a supernatural creature who feeds on children and bad feelings.
#StephenKing

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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First Stephen King novel read in decades! I listened to it because of Will Patton. He was AWESOME.

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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And now the outsider starts to make more appearances. This time it gives one of the police officers cancer!

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Half way through you'll be asking yourself, are ghosts real?? #StephenKing

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☠🚨#SpoilerAlert
#PlotTwist 3 investigators remember a badly burned man with a yellow piece of cloth on his head at the court house. Yet, he's not on camera despite 5 news stations covering court proceedings! 👻😱
#StephenKing is he a suspect??

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Gissy
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These are my 2 The Outsider editions. Maybe the idea of what the outsider is, was not necessarily too creepy for me but the novel has its creepy scenes. I had read only 2 King's novel and I love his character driven style. This novel has some sensitive graphic scenes like child sexual abuse. The end was ok but I really liked enjoyed this novel specially in this season👍3.85⭐️🖤🖤🖤Thank you @BookwormAHN & to my mysterious #AllHollowsReadSwap match

BookwormAHN 😺😺 3mo
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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Terry's daughter casting shadows of doubt on her dad's case of innocence! #PlotTwist
#StephenKing

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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🚨☠ #SpoilerAlert
More DNA evidence comes back, after Terry's death, showing that he was the murderer. But was he??

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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☠🚨 #SpoilerAlert
Fred Peterson can't take the emotional devastation of the death of his family so he attempts to take his own life.
And that's when the stranger is spotted again! He just stands there while Fred's life fades away in a gruesome failed hanging.
#StephenKing

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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And there it is, #StephenKing winds up and fires off a big old heaping pile of the #supernatural.

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☠🚨 #SpoilerAlert
Wow! And just like that #StephenKing kills off Terry. The shots from Ollie's gun nailed him in the heart. Terry's dying confession was one of innocence.

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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The brother of the victim is killed during a shootout at the court.
He pulled a gun out and fired at Terry, trying to kill him.
Police open fire on the brother, killing him.

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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DNA of Terry is found on the victim at the crime scene. But he's also seen on camera with his fingerprints in a neighboring city at the exact same time. Which one is it??
#StephenKing #SpoilerAlert

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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The mother of the victim can't handle the stress of her son's death. She goes insane then dies at the hospital.
#SpoilerAlert #StephenKing

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Is Terry saved? His finger prints are found on a book in Cap City. But they're also found all over the crime scene in Flint City.
#SpoilerAlert #StephenKing

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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🚨☠ #SpoilerAlert
Too many twists to not say anything! The next few posts will be spoilers but they'll be covered.

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Ah yes, nothing like DAs discussing destroying evidence to save their floundering case to annoy the reader. #StephenKing