Wednesday, 20 June 2018

#7/2018 The Outsider


A strong feeling of "King is back!" accompanied me... during the first half of the novel. It starts with King at his best; small town where everyone knows each other, heinous crime, personal drama. The foundations of a good crime story are all in. The plot develops slowly and mysterious coincidences begin piling up. And as the events take a decisive turn for the worse, it seems like the author runs out of steam and the main characters suddenly turn to the supernatural to find explanations for the crime. Until that moment it all reads like a very good crime story but the introduction of paranormal elements ruins the mysterious mood and replaces it with frantic fight against evil.
I'd like to rate this book much higher but in the end it was another disappointment...

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