Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His first crime thriller featuring Bill Hodges, MR MERCEDES, won the Edgar Award for best novel and was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award. Both MR MERCEDES and END OF WATCH received the Goodreads Choice Award for the Best Mystery and Thriller of 2014 and 2016 respectively.
King co-wrote the bestselling novel Sleeping Beauties with his son Owen King, and many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films and television series including The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and It.
King was the recipient of America's prestigious 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for distinguished contribution to American Letters. In 2007 he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife Tabitha King in Maine.
The Outsider gives King fans exactly what they want at the same time as cramming in new ideas, proving the least surprising thing of all: that his novels are as strong as they ever were. * Guardian *
A crime masterpiece that has you gripped throughout. * Dublin Evening Echo *
Nerve-shreddingly brilliant * Daily Express *
If you read only one thriller this summer, make it this one * Daily Mail *
King's blend of supernatural crime makes for a taut, clever read that will keep you guessing until the end * The Sun *
King pulls back the layers of the everyday to show just how dangerous and threatening the ordinary world we live in case be * Independent *
Compulsive entertainment * Mail on Sunday *
So shout it from the rooftops: This new take on the old conundrum of how a man can be in two places at once is sensationally good * Sunday Express *
The Outsider is a crime masterpiece * Belfast Telegraph *
Edge-of-the-seat horror * Independent *
This is one of those books where you find yourself rationing the number of pages you read each night to eke it out. A very good read indeed * The Afterword.co.uk *
Mixing up genres and multiplying the surprises, The Outsider did keep me in suspense and I think that it is a really great King! * Club.StephenKing *