2018 **** 560 pages
One of the best books by Stephen King in recent years, The Outsider should please King fans old and new. It begins as a detective story, slowly unfolding clues to the rape and murder of a young boy. As the story progresses, though, it turns into a classic King monster tale that gets under your skin and makes you nervous with every turn of the page. It's a great return to form for King, who has branched out in all sorts of different directions throughout his career.