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My Rating: 5 stars
Genre Horror | Supernatural Thriller
Review Snapshot : This book reminds me of the old Stephen King books I used to love; chilling, twisty, and dark! I devoured this one and couldn’t put it down!
Stephen King has always been one of my favorite authors, but I haven’t quite been able to click with his newer novels which seem to err on the political side. When I saw the Outsider, I was skeptical to pick it up because I didn’t know if the book would actually BE scary like his novels of the 90’s (which are all FANTASTIC BTW). Thankfully, I decided to give it a chance despite my hesitation because this book is EVERYTHING I wanted and needed! King has shown he still has the ability to scare his readers. He takes us down a dark and twisted path that is truly TERRIFYING and ramps up the suspense page after page.
So, what makes this book so terrifying? The fact that even though we need to suspend reality to understand what is happening in this book, there is a possibility that something like this COULD happen to anybody. Maybe not as sadistically as what happens in this book, but it IS possible. King has a way of taking fears and stretching it to it’s limits just like he does with this one.
I won’t sit here and discuss the plot in depth because you can read the synopsis and other reviews for that if you need it, but I will say that supernatural suspense readers will love this just as much as a horror aficionado. It’s a creepy but compulsively readable book that isn’t hard to read for hours without looking up from the pages.
𝗠𝗬 𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐