Your first look at what to expect from King's newest book

By David Canfield
January 18, 2018 at 02:00 PM EST
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Meet The Outsider.

Stephen King’s newest novel is almost here. The book explores the aftermath of a gruesome murder of an 11-year-old boy, with all evidence pointing towards one of the town’s most popular residents as the killer: Little League coach Terry Maitland. He has an alibi, but as the scientific case against Maitland gets stronger and stronger, King unfurls a mystery with terrifying, disturbing implications.

The investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, kicking King’s propulsive story into high gear. When the pieces start coming together, the end result might just shock you as only Stephen King can.

EW can exclusively reveal the cover for The Outsider, which should provide King fans hungry for details with a most satisfying tease of what to expect. Here, in all of its haunting, red-eyed, spooky glory, you can at last meet The Outsider. Check out the cover below, and let the guessing game for King’s newest mystery begin.

Credit: Scribner

The Outsider will be released on May 22. Pre-order it here.