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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 books but this story left me wanting more, even long after I had finished with it. And funnily enough, I even felt sad when the story came to an end.

I absolutely adore King but even I will admit that sometimes, King likes to take his time with the build-up, which can become tedious. However, with this book I feel like King has outdone himself again.

The story and characters not only arouse your interest but they also keep it, during the whole story! I felt like I was personally involved in the story and I drew my own conclusions, I chose sides and had opinions. I have never been so involved in a story, as if I actually personally knew the characters. Yet King reveals nothing, keeping you in suspense, making you question your opinions, thoughts and feelings, 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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Great book but difficult for on the go

Compelling story. Sadly the speaker changes his voice between different parts so much that it is difficult to hear on the go. One part is spoken very softly and if you turn up the volume your ears are ready to burst when the next part is spoken very loud. Difficult if you listening to the book on the go.

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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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Hinkt hinter den anderen King Büchern hinterher

Nachdem ich mit großer Begeisterung die Mr Mercedes Reihe gehört habe fand ich, dass es the Outsider etwas an Substanz fehlt. Lang aufgebaut und dann relativ schnell abgehandelt. Etwas schade.

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A non-typical King Story at Classic King Quality

Interessante Charaktere, king-typische, langsame, aber spannende Entwicklung des Plots. Das Ende ist ein eigenes Thema.

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Excellent story and narration

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The narrator was excellent. Would give 10 stars if I could!

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Großartiger Sprecher

Es wäre schade, dieses Buch nur zu lesen. Will Patton's wandlungsfähige Stimme erzeugt eine berührende emotionale Nähe zu King's ohnehin schon lebendigen Charakteren. Hier wurde das Lesen eines Hörbuches zur Kunstform.

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