Stephen King’s ‘The Outsider’ Gets New Release Date, Plus Page Count & Updated Synopsis

The Outsider has received a new release date from Scribner. The new novel from Stephen King, originally slated for June 5th, will now be released on May 22nd, 2018 according to the book’s newly updated pre-order page on Amazon.

In addition, the page now also boasts an updated full story 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.

We are also pleased to report that the novel comes in at 576 pages!

To pre-order your copy of The Outsider, click here.

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