Are you craving more King after reading Sleeping Beauties? If so, you'll want to circle "May 22nd" on your calendar, the date the next Stephen King book, The Outsider, hits bookshelves. While the synopsis was recently revealed, EW has now released the official cover art for the new novel that will bring readers to Flint City, where a horrifying crime has been committed, and the worst things might be those yet to come...

You can view the cover for The Outsider below (via EW), and to learn more about the upcoming hardcover and eBook release, visit Amazon and Will you be adding The Outsider to your to-read list this summer?

Outsider synopsis (via "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."

Source: EW
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