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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 listenable stories. 

An 11-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. 

©2018 Stephen King (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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"Narrator Will Patton turns this story into an audio blockbuster.... King's usual sprawling cast of characters is also present, and suffice it to say that Patton does them all justice." (AudioFile)

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I couldn't put my phone down!

This is the first audio book I finished within just days of purchasing it. Sometimes I find my mind wandering, when I listen to audio books but this book just had me wanting more. And it's been a while that I have felt sad, that a story had to come to an end. I could have continued reading (listening) on and on...😄

I absolutely adore King but even I will admit that some of his books are a bit on the tedious side. King sometimes likes to take his time with the build-up. With this one however, I feel like King has outdone himself again.

The story and characters not only arouse your interest but they also keep it. As the reader, I felt personally involved, I made my own choices and opinions - yet King reveals nothing, keeping the suspense, as you delve deeper into his world.

Yes, it may not be the most original story but it's enthralling, eccentric, mysterious and exciting with a hint of King, just the way I like it.

The narrator has a great voice and portrays the characters and story amazingly well. I would definitively love to listen to him again. So very pleased that I purchased this book.☺

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Suspense to the end

I loved listening to this audio book. King painted the characters very vividly, though not in a way that would have given anything away. The reader has to choses a side by him- or herself. The story is absolutely compelling. It was beautifully told, the speaker kept my attention at all times. I would recommend this read to anyone who enjoys crime and horror.

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Buy this book immediately! Sofort kaufen!

I have been a fan of King's books since I was 12 or 13 years old. These days I listen to them rather than read them myself. And if there is a new "King", I will devour it immediately. And if Will Patten is the performer - all the better. He is amazing! This new book is about what happens when an unstopable force hits an unmoveable object. Terry Maitland, a pillar of The Flint City community is arrested for the terrible murder of a small boy. All of the evidence Points unmistakingly to him. But at the time the murder took place, Terry definately was not in town. The book is shocking, intense, exciting and it won't let you go until you are done. Brilliant!

Seit meinem 12 oder 13. Lebensjahr bin ich scho ein Fan der Bücher von Stephen King. Im Moment bin ich dazu übergegangen, sie mir anzuhören, anstatt sie selbst zu lesen. Im englischen Original ist das besonders gut. Und dann auch noch gelesen von Will Patton - Volltreffer! In diesem Buch geht es darum, was passiert, wenn eine unwiderstehliche Kraft auf ein unbewegliches Objekt trifft: Terry Maitland, Stützpfeiler der Gesellschaft in der Kleinstadt Flint City wird wegen des grausamen Mordes an einem kleinen Jungen verhaftet. Alle Beweise (Augenzeugenbereichte, Fingerspuren, DNA-Beweise) deuten unmissverständlich auf ihn als Täter hin. Nur: Zur Zeit des Mordes war Terry nachweislich nicht in der Stadt... Das Buch ist unheimlich, schockierend und mitreissend. Es wird Euch nicht loslassen, bis der letzte Ton verklungen ist! Der Hammer!

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Brillianter Sprecher, spannende Story.

Will Patton liest mit so viel Ausdruck und Kraft in der Stimme, dass es eine Wonne ist ihm zuzuhören. Die Geschichte ist typisch Steven King like. Spannend, schlüssig und vielschichtig.

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recommended for any Stephen King fan

fantastic book and a great sequel to The end of watch books , definitely recommend

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Best narrator I ever listened to!

The story is a typical Steven King novel.
Especially the end was full of suspense and developments no one would foresee.
I loved the detailed description of things which make you feel with the protagonists.
At times it is a bit lengthy however never boring. I realy had difficulties interrupting and really enjoyed listening to The Outsider.

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Spannend und mitreißend.

Ein typischer King. In der englischen Version fand ich die Betonung teilweise etwas arg übertrieben. Trotzdem ein tolles Buch mit bekannten Charakteren.