Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Outsider by Stephen King

The Outsider
by Stephen King [Downloadable Audio]

I don’t consider many of Stephen King’s books to be actual “mysteries” in the technical sense, where you’re wondering throughout the story “whodunit.” But this is, indeed, a mystery. And I loved it! It had all those elements that, I believe, a good mystery should have–all the forensic details, the eliminations of suspects, and the tracking down of elements of proof, etc. Sometimes, the way those things are put together make a fabulous story, and sometimes they’re just, what I call, “meh.” I found this story to be, undoubtedly, FABULOUS!!!

Okay, I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for any Stephen King novel. I can’t help it. It’s like he’s speaking directly to me–like he sat me down and said, “Tracy, I’m going to tell you a story.” And, just like that, I’m on the edge of my seat from beginning to end! This book was no different, despite the fact that I’m not typically a lover of mysteries. (It’s not that I don’t like them–it’s just that I don’t seek them out to read, and I’m a little picky about the authors.)

This book DOES have an added bonus, which I won’t spoil. I’ll only point out that IF you’ve read the Mr. Mercedes series, you’ll be in for a surprise. (On the other hand, if you haven’t read that series, the book stands alone quite well.)

I’d give this book three or four thumbs up if I could; but since I only have two, I’ll give it two thumbs up!

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Joyland, also by Stephen King.]
[ official The Outsider page on the official Stephen King web site ]

Recommended by Tracy T.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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